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Water Birthing

  Written by Maria Barrios   Water babies   Why moms are turning to the tub to labor and deliver   By Maria Barrios Raina Zelinski-Wahnsiedler wasn’t committed to labor...

Understanding Challenging Behavior

Biting. Screaming. Lying. These and other common misbehaviors in kids often have predictable triggers: hunger, boredom, over-stimulation, being overly tired, or trying to avoid punishment. How a child reacts to...
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Avoiding The Summer Slide

Educators and researchers are getting a little concerned about what happens to all of the momentum and learning from the school year that seems to go on hiatus over the summer. The National Summer Learning Ass...
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Your Child’s Mental Wellness

  Because parents are the first in line to help their children, it is important for them to be aware of the warning signs for possible issues. And those differ, depending upon the age of the child.  ...
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Understanding The Shy Child

What we commonly call “shyness” is not a behavior problem. It’s a temperament trait. Temperament research focuses on nine personality characteristics that have been found to remain constant throughout a person’...
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What Happens When Dad’s In Charge

  Written by Ron Helwig       A Bow for Piglet (What happens when a dad’s in charge)   There are many differences between my wife and me. I speak on the p...

Teaching To Brush On Their Own: 3 Great Tips

  Practicing good oral hygiene is very important for children during the summer time, especially when away at camps.  As kids venture away from home for the first time or any time, it is important ...
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Taming The Tantrums

Laurel Thomas of Metairie gives an exasperated groan as she explains how she handled two tantrums simultaneously today, from her four-year-old daughter, Caroline, and her five-year-old-son, Christian. “I can...
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Tips To Avoid And End A Tantrum

Tips to avoid a tantrum   1.  Make sure your child has enough food and rest 2.  Redirect a frustrated child to another activity 3.  Offer choices: instead of saying, “go to bed now” say, “what do...