Optimizing their Playroom

If you are ready to bring order to the chaos in your toddler’s playroom by thinning out his toy collection, your plan has the support of scientific research. A research study recently published by the University of Toledo in Infant Behavior and Development found evidence that the quality of a toddler’s play improves when there […]

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Creating a Yes Space

I can’t be the only Mom who gets tired of saying “no.” “No, you can’t climb on the counters.” “No, you can’t ride the dog around the house.” That’s all within the first 15 minutes of waking up. It’s EXHAUSTING! Parents aren’t the only ones who get tired of hearing “no.” Imagine being constantly told […]

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Car Seat Confusion: Georgia Car Seat Laws

The car seat safety guidelines are constantly updating with more research and development for the safety of your little ones. In the state of Georgia, the car seat laws are limited, stating children under eight years of age must ride backseat (as long as a lap and shoulder belt is available) in an approved child […]

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Taking Time Out

I remember my one-and-a-half-year-old testing all the boundaries. He knew exactly what “no” meant, but would still try to climb that shelf or open the fridge. After correcting and redirecting time-after-time with no results, I referenced one of my favorite reality shows, “Super Nanny,” for guidance and put him in a corner for timeout. He […]

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Sleep Tips for Preschoolers

Your preschooler slept through the night after you ‘sleep trained’ her at 6 months, but now she is suddenly refusing to stay in her bed and gets out several times a night. If this sounds familiar, here are some tips that will help your older toddler or preschooler get the sleep she needs. First, keep […]

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10 Things to Say When Your Toddler Cries

The next time you’re faced with a crying toddler, try to take a moment to make sure you are calm. If you’re angry, stressed or frustrated, the things that you say will just add to your toddler’s distress. Take a breath or two, acknowledge how you’re feeling, focus on what’s going on inside your body (your heart […]

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When Kids Cry

It’s no secret that hearing our kids cry makes us uncomfortable. Just think about how anxious you feel when your little one tears up without an obvious reason. We know that a newborn’s main way to communicate is to cry, yet we still look at it as something to be “fixed.” Once that infant becomes […]

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Do I want an Elf in My House?

Elves are appearing in homes all over America. Your child wakes up, rubs their tired eyes and is greeted by a mischievous elf who toilet papered their bedroom! Hilarious, right? Last holiday season I toiled with the idea of Scout the Elf for my then 2-year-old, but decided he wasn’t old enough. This year, he’s all […]

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Preschoolers, Sleep and Bright Lights

Until recently, the effect bright light has upon the sleep of preschoolers had not been specifically studied. A recent study by the University of Colorado Boulder has shown that preschoolers are even more sensitive to bright light than older kids and adults and their sleep patterns are easily disrupted by exposure to bright light at […]

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Underwear Training Your Toddler

Transitioning into underwear is a big deal for every toddler. However, while the end result is rewarding, the road to underwear training your child can be challenging for parents and kids alike. Here are a few tips to follow as you begin the journey. Patience is key Potty training is a developmental milestone and should never be rushed with […]

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