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10 Tips for Dealing with Toddler Tantrums

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A young child has temper tantrums; it is part of the development process. The child does not know how to deal with feelings of anger and frustration and lacks language skills. Fortunately, the tantrums will decrease as his vocabulary increases. Prevent Tantrums Preventing a meltdown is better than dealing with one.  Most toddler tantrums will be due to frustration. Recognize …

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Talking About Child Sexual Abuse

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One out of every ten children has been sexually abuse before they reach 18. There are probably children in your child’s school who are being sexual abused.  According to the research, 90% of these events could have been prevented. As a parent, it is important to discuss child sexual abuse with your family. Look for opportunities to frequently discuss key …

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Feeding Your Baby Solids

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First Feedings and Food About the age of four to six months, your doctor will advise you that you can start feeding your infant solids. The baby will need to sit up with support and can turn his/her head. Other signs your baby may be ready is the baby shows an interest in what others are eating, leans forward to …

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Safely Feeding Your Baby

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Before You Feed the Baby Always wash your hands before feeding your baby, after handling raw meat, after changing diapers or touching pets. Inspect the food container that you are using. Discard any leaking or swollen pouches or jars that the safety button has popped. Spoon into the baby dish the food you are going to use. Feeding Your Baby …

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Keeping Your Sleeping Baby Safe

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Nothing is more precious than watching your little one sleep. There are steps you need to take to ensure this sleep is a safe sleep. Since the “Back to Sleep” campaign has begun, the incidents of SIDs has decreased by 50%. “Back to Sleep” means the baby is placed on his back in the crib up to the age of …

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Your baby’s safe sleep starts with the crib

Infant sleeping in a crib

Inspecting the crib Cribs are not something that can be handed down from generation to generation. Safety standards are changing as incidents show certain styles of cribs are dangerous. A crib that is over ten years old may not be considered safe to use. Such cribs may have lead paint, cut outs, slates too far apart and bed posts greater …

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A Positive Parent Does Not Use Excessive Praise

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 Praise Focuses On The Parent Praise focuses on the parent and what they think. Berman, a family therapist, feels constant praise is belittling. We have became 24/7 cheerleaders for our children. After awhile this rote repeating of praises, e.g “Good job.” or “I like”, may be perceived by the child as insincere. Worse the child may become dependent on praise …

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Caring for Baby Teeth to Prevent Cavities

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Cavities in baby teeth can lead to both chewing and speech issues. His baby teeth additionally acts like a placeholder for the permanent teeth causing them to come in straight. This is why good baby teeth care is so essential. Your saliva can cause your baby to have cavities Cavities is a disease-dental caries. “The bacteria feed on sugar and produce acid that eats away …

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