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Tag Archives: development
Teens and screens: the science you need to know
Over the last few decades, devices have become such a large part of our lives and one thing we can be sure of – they’re not going away. 64% of Ontario youth “spend three hours or more per day on … Continue reading
Posted in Children & Tweens, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen, Keeping Your Child/Tween Safe, Keeping Your Teen Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Teen, Teen Brain, Teens Tagged development, devices, effects of screens, limiting screen time, Mental Health, Physical Health, research, screen addiction, screentime, teenagers, tweens 10 Comments
Is it hormones or mental health? What every parent needs to know.
I heard shouting down the hall… then crying. My daughter entered the room with an empty mug in her hand and she’s sobbing. “She spilled my hot chocolate.” So we are crying over…. spilled hot chocolate? Understandable behaviour if she … Continue reading
Posted in Children & Tweens, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen, Keeping Your Child/Tween Safe, Keeping Your Teen Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Teen, Teen Brain, Teens Tagged development, emotional, emotions, hormones, Mental Health, Mental Illness, relationships, stress, Teen Brain, tweens, youth 3 Comments
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
Posted in Parenting, Parenting Your Toddler & Preschooler, Play, Growth & Development, Toddlers & Preschoolers Tagged balance, child, child development, children, curiosity, development, early learning, explore, family time, grandparents, imagination, learn, Mental Health, play, preschooler, rush, stress, toddler, transition, unstructured time 2 Comments
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
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
Posted in Babies, Babies with Special Needs, Parenting, Parenting Your Baby, Parenting Your Toddler & Preschooler, Play, Growth & Development, Play, Growth & Development for Babies, Preparing for Kindergarten, Toddlers & Preschoolers, Toddlers & Preschoolers with Special Needs Tagged babies, children, development, developmental delay, developmental milestones, NDDS, Nipissing, Physical Health, preschoolers, track development Leave a comment