Moms listen to the whines of their child all day and still tuck them into bed at night with a hug and a kiss. Moms joyfully accept a wilted dandelion presented between little sticky fingers. Moms loyally get up in the middle of the night to clean up after..
How do you respond to your children’s needs, impulses, and behaviors? Your responses can help set a strong foundation for how your children will manage and respond to their own feelings, impulses, and needs—both now and in the future. What follows are..
How do I know if my child’s behavior may be due to the child not knowing what to do, but being ready to learn? Sometimes, children behave the way they do because they simply do not know any better! They may not know or remember what the new rules are or..
When babies are born, they have very little ability to regulate themselves. The development of self-control occurs within the context of the infant-caregiver relationship. Babies are almost entirely dependent upon their parents or primary caregivers to id..
Separation anxiety is common in children between the ages of eight months to three years. In fact, almost all infants and toddlers experience separation anxiety at some stage of development. However, children who have special needs may have an even more d..
Resources Brazelton, T.B. (1992) Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development, Development, Birth to 3—The Essential Reference for the Early Years. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books. Klass, P. and Costello, E.(2003) Quirky Kids: Understan..
How do I know if my child’s behavior may be due to individual differences? Every child is born with unique traits, including temperament (innate, enduring aspects of an individual’s personality, as defined by nine categories, including activity, regul..
Practicing consistent, positive discipline is one of the most important ways you can support your child’s healthy development. The goal of positive discipline is to guide your child to behave in socially acceptable ways. Positive discipline is crucial b..
As your young infant grows and becomes more mobile, a wonderful and complex event takes place—the world begins to expand immeasurably. No longer is your baby confined to spaces in which she could only scoot, crawl, or wiggle! As she masters her balance ..
It is important for you to understand why your child may be misbehaving. Your child’s behaviors may result from testing boundaries, having a different set of expectations than you, not understanding the rules, or imitating someone else’s behaviors. If..