My son is sleepy at bedtime. Is reading in the morning best?Reading to your son is important, but it doesn’t necessarily have to happen at bedtime. Some children find reading calming, which is why it is often part of children’s bedtime routines. But sitting still for long periods of time—particularly when children are tired, can be difficult for children at this age.
How can I help my daughter's speech?Research shows that one of the best ways to help your child’s speech is to narrate your daily activities. Describe what you are doing and point and label everyday objects and actions.
Tame tempter tantrumsNo one's comfortable when a young child has a meltdown, but tantrums ARE normal. Be firm and stay calm. To help prevent future outbursts, give a "heads up" when it's time to leave the park, keep healthy snacks available and minimize errands when your child is tired. To redirect a brewing tantrum, play a game or ask questions.
Feelings matterTake time to listen to your toddler's feelings. Help put labels to feelings ("You're smiling, you look happy!") and articulate what types of situations might be sources of uneasiness ("Did it make you sad when he didn't share his toy?"). Ask questions, and don't be afraid to share your feelings. Use these teachable moments to make link...