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Why Attachment, Anger, and Separation Anxiety in Babies is Normal

Your 7-14 month old infant expresses a wide-range of emotions as a normal part of social-emotional development including joy, attachment, separation anxiety, and even...
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Why Goodbyes are Hard for Infants and Toddlers

All children go through temporary periods of separation anxiety which usually peaks between 10-18 months of age and then fades by 2 ½ years...
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Coping with Separation Anxiety: Tips That Build Trust with Your Child

Dealing with separation anxiety in a positive manner helps build a sense of trust and safety with your child . Your teaching them that...

Confused about Toddler Dental Care? 9 Top Questions About Teeth

We've asked the experts to answer parent's most common toddler dental care questions, including when, how and why oral health is important for young children. Questions...
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Kids Eating Habits Are Set During Infancy

The foods children eat as babies influence how healthy they eat later in life. Studies published in the journal of Pediatrics suggest parents should be...

Got Pink Eye? Eye-Opening Advice For Toddler Eye Infections

Pinkeye (also called conjunctivitis) is a common eye infection among both children and adults, but especially toddlers.  Children typically appear quite healthy -- running...
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What is Sensory Play?

Have you ever tried to describe the smell of grass or feel of sand between your toes to your child? Some things can not be taught...
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8 Must-Have Safety Products for Childproofing the Home

The only safety products parents need for childproofing the home are affordable, durable, and for long-term use. Parents are often lulled into a false sense...
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Ooey, Gooey Oobleck Recipe: The Dr. Seuss Alternative to PlayDough

Tired of playdough and need an alternative? Try this inexpensive, non-toxic Oobleck recipe, sometimes called “slime”,”ooze,” or “goo”.  This amazing stuff acts like a...
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What Age Should Children Learn to Swim?

Many parents are rightfully concerned about water safety and eager to sign their little ones up for swimming lessons this summer. But what age...

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