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Taming Toy Clutter: How to Organize Your Home’s Toy Collection

Do you find yourself looking around at your child’s toy collection and becoming stressed out about the amount of toys in your home, and the fact that they are poorly organized? Are your kids constantly losing toys, or making huge messes without any clear idea of how to clean everything up? First, find a special spot for each favorite toy. What are the toys

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Nurturing Resilience in Young Children

Resilience does not come easily to very young children. When a toy is unavailable or a difficult task is looming, many toddlers and preschoolers simply collapse. But helping them to build a foundation that will support greater resilience as they get older is invaluable. Resilience is the ability to look at a setback or a difficulty, and to manage one’s emotions so that one

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When Sleep Concerns Arise During the Preschool Years: How to Solve Three Common Problems

Parents often believe that night wakings, sleep disturbances, and difficulty getting children to sleep is restricted to the infancy stage. But many parents of preschoolers will notice that sleep concerns may start to crop up around this age, due to changing nap patterns, feelings of separation anxiety, and, well, the fact that your child is no longer in a crib with four sides on

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Like Riding a Bike: Eight Strategies to Make the Learning Process Easier for Your Child

Riding a bicycle is an integral part of childhood for many kids. The feeling of the wind rushing past them, the newfound independence, and the relationship between a child and her bike can be such a positive experience. But the learning process is tough, and these tips can make it a little easier for both parents and kids! Choose a Bike Think twice about

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Tackling Fears and Phobias in Young Children Using a Stepwise Approach

Phobias in young children are incredibly common. Some children can recall slipping too far into the deeper end of the pool and now have a fear of the water. Others have been confronted by overly boisterous dogs and may be wary of going near any dogs at all. And some children may develop a fear of the dark due to a bump in the

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Halloween and Sensory Issues: 8 Halloween Costumes That Won’t Irritate

Kids love October 31. Every year, it’s a chance to play make believe, to become something else for a night, and to have the great adventure of wandering the neighborhood at night receiving candy and staying out late! But for kids with sensory processing disorder, autism, or other sensory issues, finding a costume that doesn’t itch, rub, or tickle can be very difficult. These

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Saying Goodbye to Summer: Family Activities for the End of the Season

For nostalgic families, especially those with young children, the end of summer can be a bittersweet time. Bidding farewell to lazy, long summer nights, long weekends away, and a slower pace, can be difficult for kids and adults alike. But since the summer technically lasts for a few more weeks, and the hot weather tends to linger into fall, families can still enjoy a

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Seven Tips and Tricks for Introducing New Foods to Your Picky Eater

One of the oldest parenting struggles is the battle to get your kids to eat new foods. Whether your little ones turn their noses up at green vegetables or refuse anything with seasoning or sauce, it can be incredibly frustrating to get them to open their minds, try something new, and put down the plain pasta and fish sticks they rely on for sustenance!

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How to Raise Happier Kids in Three Simple Steps

A great deal of time and energy is paid to our children’s enrichment and stimulation. From weekend activities to carefully curated educational experiences, we are raising kids who are well-rounded but may not be experiencing the joy and relaxation we wish for them. Focusing on our kids’ happiness is something we can do with a few simple changes to our everyday lives.  The Effect

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Moving Your Child’s Bedtime Earlier: How It Can Impact Your Family

Sleep concerns are a part of life for many parents of young children. But there is a simple solution that can reduce the impact of many of these sleep issues. Putting your young child to bed earlier can have a positive effect on his sleep and your wellbeing! Fewer nighttime wake-ups. If your child isn’t overly exhausted because she is going to sleep a

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