When your child struggles to learn concepts, find surprising success by turning those concepts into playful ditties! How did you learn to spell Mississippi? The old rhythm comes right back to you, doesn’t it? Learning facts by using a rhythm or rhyme has been a part of schooling since the beginning. This idea began to… Read more »
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During your infant’s first year, you may be tempted to use your Baby’s frequent napping to get home chores and other things done, but think again. YOU need sleep, too. According to a recent report out of West Virginia’s Department of Psychology, the fragmented sleep you are getting may be inefficient for your overall well… Read more »
What mom isn’t in need of a pick-me-up from time to time? Enter Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms (Zondervan; $12.99) by Linda Vujnov. This new book includes brief stories and meditations – at times poignant, at times hilarious – to bring you into the here-and-now by helping you gain important perspective. When Mom’s happy, everyone… Read more »
Since children with autism are unlikely to properly self-report their experiences, new research suggests that interviewing their parents may add important information to help families understand and better respond to the needs of their children, thereby easing challenges in daily routines.
Wondering if you have a simple cold on your hands, or something more serious, like the flu or strep throat? Here are some signs to look for. According to Gurpreet Thind, M.D.: Viral sore throats: Tend to be associated with upper respiratory symptoms like a runny nose, nasal congestion and cough, and may be associated… Read more »
Colder weather is on its way, so here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatricians (aap.org) to help you dress your child for the outdoors: Wear a hood, hat, scarf or face mask as most heat loss is at the head. Keep feet dry with waterproof boots over shoes. Wear a thermal knit… Read more »
BABIES & TODDLERS Activi-TreeAges 3 months and older; $12.99Bright Starts; brightstarts.comBaby will love this colorful, stimulating activity toy featuring seven different things to push, roll, open, slide and turn. For use in or out of the crib, the Activi-Tree is a fun way to engage motor skills. Bumpy BallAges 6 months and older; $19.99Sassy; sassybaby.comBaby… Read more »
Parents should be concerned if their kids are reading less, but what about writing?Â There’s a huge emphasis on writing ability when it comes time for college …Â What you can do at home matters!
Many parents want to deem their child as gifted, but there’s a big difference between a high-achieving student and one who is intellectually gifted. Here’s how to identify gifted children, and an overview of programs that serve them. Cathy Ross knew her daughter Helen was a fast learner when she was a baby. Helen seemed… Read more »
In the United States, 23.6 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and of that number, more than 186,000 are youth and children. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), a new diagnosis occurs nationwide every 20 seconds. In Tennessee, more than 600,000 people, young and old, live with the disease, and those numbers are rising…. Read more »