8 Tips for Choosing Child Care How to size up a child-care situation and pick the best one.

Child Care: Tips for Choosing a Good Day Care Center Whether you choose a formal child-care center, family day care, or in-home care, there are some basic things you should know and insist upon. To help you make this all-important decision, we've talked to mothers and other experts who have been in the child-care trenches. Here are eight ways to size up a child-care option: 1. Look down. When you're visiting a potential site, pay attention to how the staff interacts with the children. Ideally, a caregiver should be on the floor playing with the kids or holding one on her lap. In their early years, babies need close, loving, interactive relationships with adults in order to thrive. That's why

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

Toddlers Behaving Badly As a 2-year-old, Nathaniel Lampros, of Sandy, Utah, was fascinated with toy swords and loved to duel with Kenayde, his 4-year-old sister. But inevitably, he'd whack her in the head, she'd dissolve in tears, and Angela, their mother, would come running to see what had happened. She'd ask Nathaniel to apologize, as well as give Kenayde a hug and make her laugh to pacify hurt feelings. If he resisted, Angela would put her son in time-out. "I worried that Nathaniel would never outgrow his rough behavior, and there were days when I'd get so frustrated with him that I'd end up crying," recalls Lampros, now a mother of four. "But I really wanted Nathaniel to play nicely, so

Angry Kids: What Not to Do……..

Angry Kids: What NOT to Do….. 1. Do Not Engage in a Power Struggle: Children who are experiencing high levels of anger are in a fight or flight mode. By continuing to engage with the child you are only going to further ignite their anger. If nobody’s getting hurt and it is not a life-threatening situation or safety issue, it’s better to back of and give them distance to calm themselves. 2. Do Not React out of Pure Emotions: When your child is angry, instead of acting out of raw emotion which is what we most often do, try stepping out of the situation. By staying in the conversation and reacting with emotion, things only escalate more and more out of control. CHOOSE to WALK AWAY… take deep br

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