Tag Archives: development

Why you need to stop rushing your preschooler

Do you feel like you’re always in a hurry, rushing your kids around? Have you ever stopped and wondered how this affects your child? I was recently walking through a park, when I noticed a grandmother with her young granddaughter. … Continue reading

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Potty training: Is my child ready to start?

There’s nothing that strikes fear and anxiety in a parent quite like the words “potty training”. This stage of development often conjures up a range of emotions. Whether you refer to it as potty training, toilet training, or toilet learning … Continue reading

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Should we routinely track our children’s development?

My little guy is now almost 18 months old and we recently received our 18-month Well-Baby package in the mail from HaltonParents. I love it when my work helps me out in my home life!  The package includes information about this important 18-month progress check … Continue reading

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Babies, Toddlers and Touch Screens

Have you seen this video from UserExperienceWorks? “A magazine is an iPad that does not work.” So, what do think? Do you have a touch screen tablet computer or smartphone in your house? Do you let your kids use them, … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Push-Up: In Praise of Tummy Time

CONGRATULATIONS! You made it through pregnancy, labour and birth (maybe barely!) and have been rewarded with a beautiful baby…a baby who is depending on you to give them a good head start in life.   No pressure!  Here is one relatively … Continue reading

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Ready Set Go to Kindergarten: Social Development

This post is the last of a 5-part series about getting your preschooler ready for Kindergarten. Be sure to check out Paula’s other top 10 tips for getting your preschooler off to a good start. “Mommy – wanna play with me?”  I … Continue reading

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Literacy is social, not just about the books

 Family Literacy Day is coming up on January 27th. This annual event reminds me of the challenges I encountered years ago reading to my young son.  He could hardly sit still to eat a meal, let alone long enough for me to read … Continue reading

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