Lets Talk About Toddlers and Preschoolers ... ...

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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 …

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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? …

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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 …

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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 …

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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; …

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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 …

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About Me

Hi there! My name is Zulma Laracuente, but most people know me as Dr. Lara. I’m a mother of twin, teen girls. My husband and my daughters are my motor to keep going in this crazy adventure that people call life. I understand that being a parent is sometimes scary and stressful. I’m here to help you navigate through the world of parenting with as much ease as possible.