The Effects of Lockdown on Young Kids And What We Can Do About It
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The Effects of Lockdown on Young Kids And What We Can Do About It

Parents today are doing what no other generation of parents has ever done before in human history. They are parenting with all the challenges and worries of the pandemic, from health and economic issues to dealing with bereavement to pandemic fatigue. At the same time, never before in history has there been so much stress…

Five Ways To Boost Your Child’s Self-Worth
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Five Ways To Boost Your Child’s Self-Worth

Self-esteem will play a crucial role in how your toddler will handle setbacks, peer pressure, and other challenges throughout life when they grow older. Self-esteem or self-worth is defined as how much you appreciate and like yourself regardless of the circumstances. Children with self-esteem feel liked and accepted, confident, feel proud of what they can…

Strategies To Boost Your Child’s Social Development During Quarantine

Strategies To Boost Your Child’s Social Development During Quarantine

Here are some ways you can keep your child engaged while on lockdown. While other countries are beginning to return to normalcy, the same cannot be said for many others whose governments continue to implement lockdown measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For adults, isolating at home for an extended period of…

Developing Your Toddler’s Movement Skills

Developing Your Toddler’s Movement Skills

The first three years of life are very significant. This time is considered the “critical period for brain development”. One of the critical skills to develop is movement. Toddlers start to explore the world around them, do some things independently, and improve their coordination. These activities encourage the development of a child’s motor, communication, and…

Teaching Resilience in Early Childhood: A Guide for Parents
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Teaching Resilience in Early Childhood: A Guide for Parents

How do we raise resilient children? As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, I’m often asked this question. Fortunately, scientists have studied all about teaching resilience in early childhood, so we have a lot of experience and research evidence to guide us. If you’ve been worried about how to raise your child to be resilient, you’re…