Category Toddlers and Preschoolers

5 Table Manners That’ll Make Your Child Look Cute

Seeing a child with fine manners is one of the cutest things in the world. It’s cute to watch a child say the right thing at the right time and in the right place, especially when at a fine dining

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5 Major Skills Your Child Needs To Be Successful (Part One)

Ireyimika Oyegbami There is a popular saying about how one is never too old to learn new things; nonetheless there are age appropriate skills and values which one ought to learn at the right period. As parents to young kids,

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7 Ways To Discipline A Toddler Without Spanking (Part One)

By Ndidi Adekunle This particular age group is known for endless energy, self-centredness, and stubbornness. Now, it’s not as though our ‘angels,’ particularly set out to be mean. Let’s just say they’re ‘testing their boundaries’ and are in the process

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9 Things Your Toddler is Trying to Say to You

Most children are able to say their first word by the time they are 14 months old. By their second birthday, they are chatting up to 50 words, although they may not be able to communicate in direct sentences. You

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3 Surprising Things That May Interrupt Your Toddler’s Sleep

There is no doubt that interrupting toddler’s sleep is hard HARD work for parents – especially when combined with having to care for other children. However, it is important to understand that night-waking is a normal part of early childhood

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4 Reasons Why Your Toddler Won’t Nap

Toddlers are little adorable creatures aren’t they? However, a cranky sleepy toddler who refuses to nap is a different ball game entirely. You can almost be certain that they will refuse to sleep on the days that you absolutely need

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8 Tips to Wean your Toddler Off Breast Milk

Breastfeeding is very rewarding for both mother and child, but it must come to an end at some point. Some children stop accepting breast milk on their own, others need to be motivated differently, and that’s when the weaning process

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7 Tips to Help Deal with Toddler Tantrums

Toddlerdom is an explosive period of development when children learn language, motor skills and problem solving, among other things. This is a major cause of frustration for a growing brain, resulting in tantrums. Dr. Karp, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University

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6 Ways to Promote Kids’ Healthy Eating Habits

Every parent’s dream is to raise healthy children. We all know at the end of the day, what we eat makes up who we are. When it comes to children, especially toddlers, getting them to eat right and healthy can

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Beware: These 5 Things Can Hurt Your Kids

There’s no shortage of unusual ways a child can get hurt. You can safely child proof your house, or keep your children under strict supervision, and they would still find ways to get injured. Here are 5 strange ways that children

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Don’t Be In Denial: 8 Signs That Your Child Is Overweight

Your child is obese, but you don’t know he is or you are probably living in denial. Some parents hope that their overweight looking toddlers will stretch and grow out of their baby fat. In a few cases, some toddlers

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How To Help Your Toddler Handle Their Separation Anxiety

Toddlers can turn from care-free and happy to anxious, scared and shrieking children suddenly and without warning, especially when you need to be away from them for any reason. It can be a flattering feeling to know that your child

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7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child

There is a wise saying that goes, “ be careful with your words, once they are said they can only be forgiven, not forgotten”. As adults, we can testify to the truth of these statement. Once words are said, its hard

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5 Hilarious Times Some Kids Embarrassed Their Parents

Like the popular Tv show, Kids say the darnedest things, believe it or not, they do. Some of their innocent outbursts might lead to some very embarrassing situations that might leave you bashful and at the mercy of your child’s tongue, or might

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9 Random Tips To Parenting a Toddler

By Ameena Aliyu-Beighton Raising children is undoubtedly one of life’s most precious but still daunting tasks. Here are my quick bites or random tips to stir every parent in the right direction. You may notice a reoccurring theme through my

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10 Most Useful Items For Your Baby

By Ndidi Adekunle Shopping for a new baby can be a very intense event. The list of items to buy can be endless, depending on who is being consulted for advice: your own mother or mother in law, another experienced

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10 Ways To Make Your Child Outstanding In Class and Life

Funke Eweje No parent wants a ninny for a child. As parents, we desire to have intelligent and gifted children who outdo our own achievement at each developmental milestone and make us proud and fulfilled parents in the future. Since

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How To Help A Choking Child

Children, particularly those between the ages of one and five, often put objects in their mouth. This is a normal part of how they explore the world. Some small objects, such as marbles, beads and button batteries, are just the

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5 Reasons You Must Read To Your Toddler

By MATTHEW IMERHION 1. HELP DEVELOPS EARLY INTELLIGENCE Some fantasize about, while others experience the day a class or head teacher says, “Oh, your child is such a fast learner, one of the best in his class!” Except for those

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10 Ways To Raise A Grateful Child By Homa Tavangar

Raising a grateful child comes with plenty of benefits on an emotional and psychological level. Studies have shown that grateful kids are happy, less depressed, and show more success in school work and are less envious and materialistic. Homa Tavangar shares

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How To Ensure Your Toddler’s Bed is Safe & Secure

Question: How do I ensure my toddler’s bed is safe and secure? Answer: 1 In order to eliminate the risk of injury if your toddler falls, choose a bed that is low to the ground. 2 The location of your

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25 Things Little Girls Wish Their Daddies Knew

It is common to see little girls enjoying such sweet and special bonds with their daddies. The reason for this is simple – little girls just love their daddies. They each think their daddy hung the moon. Once in a

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6 Simple Ways To Boost Your Toddler’s Brain Power

Children learn a lot from their immediate environment and the people they are surrounded by, therefore, creating a stimulating environment which enables them make lots of brain connections (synapses) on a daily basis is vital. Though there are no guarantees

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8 Common Illnesses In Toddlers & What To Do

Toddlers are prone to bouts of illnesses as they grow and their immune system develops. Find 8 common ones and home remedies you can apply. 1. Diarrhoea This can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Parasitic infections, too

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5 Simple Ways To Help A Stammering Child

It can be difficult to understand how to help a child who stammers or where to find information that can be useful to alleviating their distress. Some children naturally outgrow it, however, others carry on, causing great worry to their

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