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Teaching Your Child to Count

Math is omnipresent in our world:  at grocery stores (i.e., price per ounce, pound, item, etc.; tax calculation; total bill calculation; etc.), with our banks (i.e., running a balance in our check registers, reconciling our monthly account statements, etc.), with our childcare providers (hourly pay rate times hours worked equals gross compensation), in our kitchens […]

Paternity Leave

In the United States, many new fathers do not take paternity leave upon the births of their children.  The federal Family and Medical Leave Act allows fathers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid paternity leave, subject to certain qualifications, but how many fathers can afford 12 weeks of unpaid leave?  In much of […]

When Your Toddler Won’t Hug Relatives

Your toddler refuses to hug one of his relatives.  The relative appears to experience this as rejection, and you want to soothe hurt feelings.  You also want your toddler to feel safe and secure hugging his loved ones as you want him to be an affectionate child.  Here are some tips to help you accomplish […]

Happy New Year

How to Help Your Kids Overcome Fear of Pets

Your kids are afraid of dogs or cats (or both).  You want your kids to be comfortable with dogs and cats because pets are omnipresent in our world.  Here are a few tips to help your kids overcome their fear of pets. Determine the cause of the fear.  Did your kids have a bad experience […]

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Rejection in Childhood

Rejection is a part of life.  It happens both in childhood and adulthood.  Sometimes it’s constructive (in that we learn and grow from it); sometimes it’s destructive (in that it leads to feelings of worthlessness, depression, or anger); sometimes it has elements of both.  Often, the difference between constructive rejection and destructive rejection centers around […]

Healthy Holidays for Your Kids

Most people think the holiday season is the time to throw off their kids’ sleep cycles, give them sugar rushes and crashes, allow poor nutrition and over-consumption, and find other unhealthy ways to celebrate the holidays.  While each of these may be ok from time to time, they are unhealthy, so parents may want to […]

Why does my toddler pull her hair out while sleeping?

Your toddler may seek the sensation (touch) of holding onto or pulling something firmly. Your toddler may be pulling out her hair as a self-comforting behavior.  Perhaps she is overly tired, has stress or anxiety, etc.  (Toddler stressors include teething, bringing home a new sibling, conflict within the family, and divorce.) Either way, your first […]

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