Because I have an extensive background in Early Childhood Education, I always assumed that my child would be a sweet, calm, well mannered, and very “obedient” child. After all, if I can control a room of fifteen crazy 2 or 3 year olds, why wouldn’t I be able to control one? HA! Yes I can ...
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Starting school is a very special moment for all families. It’s exciting, it’s new, and often it’s your child’s first time being independent away from you. As happy, exciting, and proud as you and your child may be, there may also be a lot of fear surrounding this new experience. Sometimes this is obvious ...Tags: crying before school, missing parent at school, new school, school anxiety, school transition, separation anxiety, starting schoolBehavior, Featured, Parenting, Preschool and Daycare
Why dialogue between you and your child is so very important and will help both of you to have a much happier and healthier relationship with each other.
You know that sugar can make you hyper, and that turkey can make you sleepy, but how much do you really know about food and behavior and moods? If you have a hyperactive child, can their diet really change their behavior?
If your child is having trouble sleeping through the night and you are having trouble with it as well, then it may be time for you to apply a “method” or theory to help your child learn to sleep on their own and through the night. There are many different methods and theories available, and one is not right for everyone. Just as children are all different, and families are all different, you may need a different approach. If you do what feels right and use your natural instinct, you will usually have the best outcome. If you decide to use a “no-cry” approach, then here is some helpful information to guide you through it.
Co-sleeping is widely known and respected as a wonderful way to bond with your child not just child to parent, but as an entire family. If you chose co-sleeping for your family, here are some expert suggestions from co-sleeping advocates like Dr. Sears, E. Pantley, Dr. McKenna, and more.
Whether transitioning from co-sleeping or from a crib to a bed, there are many wonderful ways to help your child become excited about sleeping in their own bed by themselves.Tags: childs-bed-next-to-yours, getting-an-elementary-age-child-to-sleep-in-their-room, helping your child sleep, helping your child sleep in their own bed, helping-a-child-sleep-on-their-own, helping-to-wing-kids-to-sleeping-on-their-own, positive-reinforcement-to-keep-a-child-in-bed, sleep-on-the-floor-to-keep-kids-in-bed, transitioning to a bed, ways-to-help-a-child-stay-in-their-own-bed, when-the-best-time-let-kids-sleepBehavior, Featured, Parenting, Skills and Activites, Sleep
Many children, especially younger children and toddlers, develop a fear of going to the doctor. This is no mystery, sometimes painful and scary things go on at the doctors office, especially for little ones. How can you help your child become less afraid of those doctor visits?
Potty training is a big transition for everyone. Here is some advice on ways you can help your special little one be successful.Tags: children with special needs, potty training, potty training with special needs, special needsBehavior, Featured, Parenting, Potty Training, Skills and Activites
It’s very hard in today’s world to know who to listen to when it comes to your family. With the vast availability of experts and professionals, doctors, family members, friends… Who do you go to for advice and who’s advice do you follow? Sometimes the amount of information available can be just plain overwhelming. One of the things we do here at My Family and Me is help families to sift through all of the information and find what is going to work best for their family. Here is some advice when you aren’t sure who to listen to, what to do, or who to ask.