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Planning Around the School's Schedule : Incorporating School Activities into Your Family's Schedule
Once children enter school, their time no longer belongs to them and their family alone. Just as jobs place restrictions on adults' lives, schools place restrictions on students' lives, and all of those restrictions impact the way the family can schedule its time.
9-12 Months: Exploring New Tastes - Healthy Weight Gain
It’s natural to become preoccupied with your baby’s weight, veering between concerns that your baby is overweight and worrying that he’s not growing at the right pace.
9-12 Months: Exploring New Tastes - Keeping your Baby Healthy
Your baby’s diet will impact his health and affect his mood, energy levels, and sleeping patterns too. Ensuring that he is eating well will go a long way toward encouraging optimum health. And when he does get sick, there is plenty you can do to help him to recover quickly and easily.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 2–3 Years - What Toddlers Want and Need (part 2)
Although your toddler is now old enough to understand that his behavior has had an effect, he is still too young to understand the reasons why it has had an effect. It will be another year or two before your toddler’s moral reasoning skills have developed , enabling you to explain the rights and wrongs of his behavior.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 2–3 Years - What Toddlers Want and Need (part 1)
Every day is a learning experience for your toddler. Sometimes he will be confident and other days anxious and uncertain. You need to be sensitive to his changes in mood and adjust your approach accordingly, until he is at an age where he is better able to manage them himself.
Toddlers a Little Person Emerges : What Kind of Parent are You? Exploring parenting styles
Your child will face a different world and present you with new dilemmas. She’s taught to challenge your opinion rather than go along with it, she is exposed to more technology than you were, and later in life, she will face choices and pressures that weren’t present for you.
Toddlers a Little Person Emerges : Is My Child Ready? Venturing into the wider world
Your child may cry inconsolably and cling onto you, begging you not to leave her. This can be very upsetting for parents and makes it difficult to say good-bye. Don’t be surprised if your child also cries when you return to pick her up.
Managing the Preschool Years : Involving Your Preschooler in the Family Schedule
For your family's schedule to run smoothly, all family members must do their part. Preschoolers want to emulate the older members of the family, which gives you the perfect opportunity to get them involved without any hassle.
Managing the Preschool Years : Weighing Activity Options for Preschoolers & Striking the Right Balance
Because the average preschooler requires a minimum of 11 hours of sleep a day, whereas the average adult needs only 8 hours, parents should have at least 3 hours a day to spend at home preschooler-free.
9-12 Months: Exploring New Tastes - Fads and Faves
It’s sometimes hard, but try to avoid offering your baby anything with added sugar, and make sure that his meals are based around vegetables rather than fruit, which are naturally sweeter. Try also to offer fruit purées only when he has had his fill of her vegetable purées.
9-12 Months: Exploring New Tastes - Healthy Family Habits
One of the best ways to introduce your baby to a variety of healthy foods and to discourage fussy eating is to encourage her to eat family food. So pull up her chair, and start encouraging healthy eating alongside the whole family.
Toddlers a Little Person Emerges : Toddler Challenges Behavior and discipline (part 2)
The number one motivator for your toddler is your warm, loving attention. She wants to please and will work hard to be noticed, get your approval, and snare a cuddle or hug into the bargain.
Toddlers a Little Person Emerges : Toddler Challenges Behavior and discipline (part 1)
Children ages two to four see themselves as the center of the universe. Your toddler thinks everything belongs to her, and that her needs rule the daily lives of those around her.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 2–3 Years - Learning New Skills
Needless to say that in order for a child to learn to trust in the value of “later,” the adults who are asking him to wait need to honor their promises and do as they say, when they said they would.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 2–3 Years - Your Toddler’s Brain
The frontal lobes of the brain play an important part in enabling us to decide what we want and then plan how to get it. They also enable us to overcome obstacles and distractions to achieve our goals.
9-12 Months: Exploring New Tastes - Babies on Special Diets
Whether your baby has a special diet for religious or cultural reasons, lifestyle choices, or food allergies, it is possible to offer diverse and healthy food with all of the important nutrients.
9-12 Months: Exploring New Tastes - Your Baby Gourmet
You’ll be amazed by what your baby will eat. Introduce your little one to new textures and tastes as early and as often as you can to establish healthy and diverse eating habits that he will carry with him into childhood and adult life.
Babies a New Life : He’s on the Move! Keep him safe; let him explore (part 2) - Safety in the home Things to be aware of
Your small child will be intrigued by things that are kept locked away or put on high shelves, especially if they are in brightly colored bottles or shiny wrappings.
Babies a New Life : He’s on the Move! Keep him safe; let him explore (part 1)
When your child is on the move and putting everything he finds into his mouth, hygiene can be quite a challenge. It is best to try to prevent him from putting leaves and dirt into his mouth, especially in the playground or park.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 2–3 Years - Learning through Play (part 2)
The ideal activities for your toddler at this age are those that encourage the development of a wide range of skills and interests. He will be developing preferences, but is much too young to stop trying a variety of new experiences.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 2–3 Years - Learning through Play (part 1)
Play and learning are very closely linked throughout the toddler years, and your child will love nothing more than to have your involvement.
Planning Other Fun Stuff : Hobbies, Socializing & Free Time
As difficult as it may be to believe, if you've chosen wisely, scheduled properly, and acted efficiently, then you'll have some totally free time left over. And, because energy and creativity are often the result of a few moments of peace, free time can be an important part of your family's schedule .
Planning Other Fun Stuff : Family Vacations
Some of the best family memories come from family vacations, when everyone put aside the routine tasks and “got away from it all.”
9-12 Months: Exploring New Tastes - Fun with Finger Foods (part 2)
Finger sandwiches are good for children of all ages, for lunch or a snack. I like to flatten the bread—this does make a difference for small children, as they get a better ratio of filling to bread, and the sandwiches are suited to little mouths. Keep fillings fairly smooth.
9-12 Months: Exploring New Tastes - Fun with Finger Foods (part 1)
Finger foods are a wonderful way to introduce your baby to various tastes and textures, and will help to encourage independent eating. Your baby will enjoy the process of feeding himself as well as the new variety of foods that you offer. The more you encourage this process, the easier the transition will be.
9-12 Months: Exploring New Tastes - Breast Milk and More
Until your baby is at least 12 months old, she will need, at the very minimum, 20fl oz (600ml) of formula milk or breast milk every single day. Some babies might need more, particularly if they are heavier and growing quickly.
Babies a New Life : Early Learning Giving my baby a good start (part 2) - Best toys for babies Helping your child develop
When your baby is born, you’re on a learning curve like no other. Alongside the focus on feeding and sleeping, you may also be wondering what she needs to learn and develop well.
Babies a New Life : Early Learning Giving my baby a good start (part 1) - Communicating with your child What about baby signing?
Learning to communicate is a complex and exciting process which progresses at great speed throughout your baby’s first year. You’ll experience highs and lows, the elation as she offers her first smile and the frustration of trying to correctly interpret her cries.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 2–3 Years - Your Toddler’s Development (part 2)
Toddlers are very accident-prone and have little judgement. Water hazards are particularly dangerous to a young child, since he cannot hold his breath or right himself easily if he falls.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 2–3 Years - Your Toddler’s Development (part 1)
You may be so busy that you hardly have time to pause and reflect on how much your child has matured, but you will be well aware that he is now highly mobile, adventurous, vocal, and increasingly social.
Participating in Enrichment Activities : Applying the Basics
Selecting your family's mix of enrichment activities is an ongoing process, but as each decision to participate is made, you, of course, must complete the process of incorporating the activity into your family's planner.
6-9 Months: Ready for Food - Food and Health
Your baby may be reluctant to eat when he is feeling under the weather, but keeping him hydrated and offering small, nutrient-dense meals can help him to recover quickly and easily.
6-9 Months: Ready for Food - Sophisticated Tastes
There is no reason why your baby’s food has to be bland! Adding different types of herbs and spices will help her become accustomed to more sophisticated tastes. The younger she is when you start, the easier it will be for her to make the transition to family food.
Babies a New Life : Will We Ever Get Better at this? New parents’ highs and lows (part 3) - Baby blues & postpartum depression Why am I upset?
Your pediatrician will ask you how you are feeling at your well-child check-ups—speak openly about your emotions and fears. Your doctors are trained to recognize postpartum depression and know how to get you help; they may link you into local services to support new parents.
Babies a New Life : Will We Ever Get Better at this? New parents’ highs and lows (part 2) - Keepsakes: creating memories & Involving dads Creating a partnership
Ideas about a father’s role in the family have changed a lot over recent years: Many men now feel that it is important for them to be equally involved in day-to-day childcare tasks.
Babies a New Life : Will We Ever Get Better at this? New parents’ highs and lows (part 1)
New parents tend to set such high expectations for themselves that, unless everything is going perfectly well all of the time, they feel as if they are failing in their role at some time or other.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 18–24 Months - Just for Parents
One of the largest areas of contention in any home is the tricky matter of chores. When children are added into the mix, a simple discussion about who could do what can easily descend into an argument about what is fair, who does the most, and whose fault it is that you have a messy toddler.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 18–24 Months - The Bond Between you and your Child
Young toddlers may find it hard to cope when their parent or caregiver is not there. This is because they cannot yet understand that someone or something that is out of view still exists and can reappear.
Participating in Enrichment Activities : Avoiding Scheduling Conflicts
Finding a time in the family's schedule to hold a meeting can be a scheduling problem all its own. So, your best bet may be to plan to have the meeting whenever you can get the whole family assembled—and you can get creative in finding that occasion:
Participating in Enrichment Activities : Deciding How to Spend Your Time
Even with all of the open time you've created in your family's schedule, you'll want to choose enrichment activities wisely. You should analyze the value of the activity in terms of the benefits it will provide in relation to its cost to your family in terms of money, time, and energy.
6-9 Months: Ready for Food - Part of the Family
While many of the foods you offer your family may be a little heavy for your young baby, there is no reason why you can’t involve him in family meals, and purée some of the elements of every meal you prepare. Babies love to feel part of the crowd, and will enjoy eating the same food as everyone else.
6-9 Months: Ready for Food - Feeding Problems
Some babies find the transition to solid foods easy, while others can be more resistant. Try to stick to a daily routine, even if you are out and about, or on vacation. It’s not always easy, but with a little ingenuity and a good thermos, you’ll soon overcome any problems.
Babies a New Life : Feeding, Sleeping, and Crying How to raise a contented baby (part 2) - Co-sleeping Safe for baby?
Many experts recommend that your baby sleep in your room with you for the first six months. You might want to co-sleep: to share your bed with your baby. The debate about the benefits versus dangers of this method rages among parents and professionals with pros and cons on each side.
Babies a New Life : Feeding, Sleeping, and Crying How to raise a contented baby (part 1)
If your baby is crying and you’ve ruled out illness, and practical solutions such as feeding, a diaper change, and more or less clothing haven’t worked, then hands-on soothing strategies are the next step.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 18–24 Months - Managing Behavior
Your toddler is too young to understand “right and wrong” or why certain behavior is unacceptable, but she understands and likes routine, and thrives on your approval. As she gets closer to two years, she will understand that most behavior has good or bad consequences.
Your Toddler Month by Month : 18–24 Months - What Toddlers Want and Need
Children’s food and family mealtimes can become fraught with anxiety if parents have not devised a workable routine or have unrealistic expectations about their child’s needs and wants. It is all too easy to misunderstand a toddler’s reaction to food by interpreting it from an adult perspective.
Creating an Activity Schedule : Following Through After the Activity or Event, Creating and Using To Do Lists
To create an effective to do list, you need to have an understanding of everything you want to accomplish within a certain time frame.
Creating an Activity Schedule : Preparing for an Activity or Event & Participating in the Activity
Some people thrive on anticipation and preparation. They don't have too much trouble handling this part of the scheduling. Other people focus on the event itself and often find themselves running around at the last minute. A smooth-running schedule must allow time for all of the preparatory activity.
6-9 Months: Ready for Food - Balance and Variety
As parents we have a responsibility to ensure that our little ones get everything they need to grow up strong and healthy. That doesn’t mean serving boring “health” food, but encouraging a fresh, delicious and varied diet that will provide your baby with all the key nutrients she needs.
6-9 Months: Ready for Food - Food from a Jar
Lots of fruits such as bananas, papayas, and peaches, do not require cooking provided they are ripe—simply mash them with a fork to make instant baby food.
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