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Teaching your Child to Pour

September 4th, 2016 | By: Tim Seldin
A little practice can reduce messes and give your child the independence of being able to pour their own drinks.
Teaching your Child to Pour

Learning to pour liquids is much easier if you give your child small pitchers with handles that are the right size for her small hands. They should also be lightweight and not too heavy for your child to control when they are full.

What to do When your Child is Left-Handed

August 15th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Obama is left-handed–and he's not the only left-handed superstar. Here's why it's great to be a leftie and what you need to know about raising a left-handed child.
What to do When your Child is Left-Handed

Barack Obama isn’t the only famous left-hander. Four of the last five U.S. presidents have been left-handed. (The righty was George W. Bush.) In fact, a large percentage of the world’s creative geniuses, ranging from Leonardo da Vinci to Jimi Hendrix, are left-handers. While being a leftie has some advantages, it also comes with it’s own set of drawbacks. Here’s what you need to know to help your leftie get ahead.

Why Babies Smile

June 15th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Is your baby happy to see you, or does she just have gas? Find out what your baby's smile really means.
Why Babies Smile

It’s hard not to feel overjoyed when your baby gazes adoringly into your eyes and flashes a brief, but unmistakable smile. But is she really trying to communicate her joy at seeing you, or does she simply have gas?

Helping Your Toddler Make Friends

April 10th, 2016 | By: Sydney Loney
How to teach your toddler to forge healthy first friendships
Helping Your Toddler Make Friends

Studies show that children with friends have a greater sense of well-being, higher self-esteem and fewer social problems than children without friends. Here’s how to help your child find healthy, fulfilling friendships.

Seeing in Distorted Color

April 3rd, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
The rates for color blindness are as high as one in 20. Here's how determine if your child is color blind, and what the implications may be.
Seeing in Distorted Color

By age four my son Bode could count to 20, recite the alphabet and read a short book, but he still couldn’t tell which square was purple in the game Candy Land. If your child knows their ABCs, but can’t detect red, green and blue there is a chance he could be color blind. Most kids will know basic colors by about age four.