Toddlers and Preschoolers

Ten tips to encourage independent play in toddlers

It is no secret that playing with your toddler has multiple benefits like enhancing language and social skills, critical thinking and brain development; but for your sanity you must teach him to play independently. I’m not talking about sitting your toddler in front of the TV or handing him a tablet; I’m talking about teaching …

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A guide for physical activity and screen time for preschoolers

En Español What’s the right balance between active time and sedentary time for young children? How many hours should your baby or preschooler be sleeping? Is it OK if my baby watches TV? If you don’t know the answers to this questions…keep reading. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released guidelines for children under age …

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Do you know how to effectively implement a time out?

What exactly is time out? En Español Time out is a type of behavioral modification technique that involves temporarily separating or removing a child from an enjoyable environment due to their bad behavior. The goal during time out is to ensure that the child does not receive reinforcement or attention for a period of time. It …

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Drowning prevention: the basics and beyond

Summer is in full swing. Families are enjoying the longer days, the sunshine, the pool parties, and the much-anticipated summer vacations. Seems like everybody relaxes a bit during this time of the year, but let’s not forget that during summertime children spend more time around water and are therefore more prone to accidental drowning and …

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Kids and hot cars: a dangerous combination

Have you ever driven somewhere and not remembered how you got there? We all have… it’s called automatic pilot. We are used to our routines; We don’t even have to think about it. However, it is important that we turn off that automatic pilot and try to be present as much as possible, especially when …

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What are the signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

En Español Do you worry constantly about your child’s behavior? Is your baby behind on speech? Do you think something is wrong with your child’s development but can’t quite pinpoint the problem? Is your child the pickiest eater you have ever seen?…If you answered yes to any of the above questions, keep on reading. What …

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