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Decoding Baby Talk

June 23rd, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Here's what your baby is trying to tell you
Decoding Baby Talk

What new mom hasn’t wished her baby could just tell her what she needs? Well, it turns out your baby can talk. The problem is, you just don’t understand her language. Here's how to decode baby talk and learn to communicate with your babyl

Is Your Child Orally Fixated?

June 23rd, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
Why some kids just can't stop putting things in their mouths
Is Your Child Orally Fixated?

For infants and toddlers, there’s no such thing as the three-second rule – anything on the ground, whether it’s a fallen morsel of food, the dog’s gnarled chew toy or an old gob of gum, is fair game. And while it may not exactly meet your preferred standards of hygiene, the tendency small children have to put random objects in their mouths is, for the most part, completely normal.

Your Toddler’s Language Skills are More Advanced than you May Think

May 11th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
A new University of Toronto study shows that your toddler’s understanding of languages may be more sophisticated than they’re letting on.
Your Toddler’s Language Skills are More Advanced than you May Think

Your toddler may only be able to say a few words, but you might be surprised by how sophisticated her understanding of language really is. A new study from the University of Toronto found that children as young as 15 months can quickly learn to understand accented speech that they’ve never heard before.

Is Your Child Overly Sensitive?

February 11th, 2014 | By: Jennifer Kolari
Dealing with a sensitive child isn't easy. Try these five ways to cope and give your child – and your relationship – a boost.
Is Your Child Overly Sensitive?

Highly sensitive children can be wonderful, but challenging to parent. They are emotionally delicate in many ways and as parents we worry about their ability to cope in the world with everyday struggles. Often these highly sensitive children are very intelligent and many are gifted. Here's how to tell if you are parenting a sensitive child and how to deal with his emotions:

Why Kids Need Toys

December 17th, 2013 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Your guide to choosing the best toys for your baby
Why Kids Need Toys

When it comes to baby toys, is wood better than plastic? Dora better than Sponge Bob? Turns out toys are important for your child’s development – here's how to choose the best ones.