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Bedtime Battles: Let’s Talk Sleep

Posted by Karla Belzer - Parenting

"My baby has slept through the night since he was 2 weeks old." This is something that all tired parents have heard, longed for, and even envied, yet a peacefully sleeping child seems a far off dream. Sleep. It's one of the keys to your child'...

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Help! My Baby Won't Stop Crying!

One of the seven developmental stages that infants and young children must go through that is especially stressful for parents is crying – especially unexplained crying. All babies cry. They cry because that is the only method they have of communicating with us. They are usually trying to tell us that they are hungry, cold, wet, tired, bored or uncomfortable. Most studies show that babies will...

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Toddlers Exploring the World

Posted by Molly Hofer - Parenting

Today's blog entry is taken from the award winning Extension series, Your Young Child . When your child is between 1 and 3 years old, she will probably be interested in everything and everyone, especially if it's new or different.  She will want to be part of whatever you do.  She will try to imitate you.  She will also insist on trying to do many things by herself.  Sometimes s...

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It's Potty Time!

Posted by Susan Sloop - Parenting

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Choosy Eating: Just Relax, It's Probably Normal!

Posted by Cara Allen - Parenting

What's your greatest worry about your toddler's eating?  Not trying new foods?  Only wanting to eat certain foods over and over again (the "food jag")?  Refusing to eat entire groups of foods such as vegetables?  All of these behaviors by your toddler are very common and normal (although EXTREMELY frustrating!)  Toddlers are beginning to show their independence and one way that they do...

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See You Later, Alligator!!

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Early Years Are Learning Years

Posted by Cara Allen - Parenting

April 12th - 18th is the National Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  The Week of the Young Child is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy. Each weekday during the Week of the Young Child has a learning "theme:"      Music Monday - Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn      T...

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When all you hear is No! - Your Young Child

Parents and child care professionals often become frustrated as toddlers develop the ability to say "no"—to everything ! Although it is normal for "no" behavior to occur when a young child reaches the toddler stage, it can be difficult for a parent to deal with this normal negativity, which can take the form of opposition, temper tantrums, and defiance. Young children go through...

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