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What Are the Different Fine Motor Developmental Milestones for Kids?

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The magical feeling when a baby grasps your finger. The elation and pride a kid feels when they tie their own shoes for the first time. What do these moments have in common? These are both fine motor developmental milestones. As you watch your own child’s fine motor skills unfold, it’s important to know what […]

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How To Help A Child That Cries Over Everything, In 5 Steps

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While some parents have children that are quiet and reserved, there are just as many other families that have at least one kid who seems to cry all of the time. It can be hard for many parents to deal with, especially if the behavior goes on for years. However, while it is easy to […]

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How To Help A Child With Anxiety, In 6 Steps

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It is a common misconception that kids do not have any problems. We see them laugh and play and go to school, and we often long for those more innocent days. However, kids can deal with stress and anxiety just like their parents. The key is to notice when you have a child with anxiety […]

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How Do I Get A Replacement Social Security Card For My Child, In 3 Steps

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If your child isn’t old enough to get a job or go off to college, you might not think much about their Social Security card. Knowing your child’s Social Security number, or SSN, is enough to enroll them in school or file your taxes. But if you need to show their Social Security card and […]

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How Old Does A Child Have To Be To Stay Home Alone

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When your children are young, you’re used to taking them everywhere with you. They even follow you places you don’t want them to go, like when you’re trying to have a few minutes of quiet in the bathroom. But as they grow and mature, there comes a time when your child starts to be more […]

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How Many Teeth Does A Child Have At Each Age

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Growing all their baby teeth is one of the many milestones children reach in the first few years of life. Even though by the age of 3, most children end up with the same amount of teeth, how quickly they come in varies from child to child. Before you start planning a visit from the […]

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The Developmental Milestones at 5 years Of Age

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Oh boy, has time flown by! It seems like just yesterday you had a newborn baby, and now your child is already 5 years old! This is a very exciting time in your child’s life. They will soon know how to say over 2000 words, they will be better at sports and have improved hand-eye […]

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Fun For 5 to 6 Year Olds

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Fun Stuff:  Activities for First Graders Between the ages of five and six, children will start to lose a little bit of their self-centeredness and be more interested in group activities.  Kids will want to be with others, in sports, school activities or just sharing toys.  Because kids are now surrounded with other kids their […]

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Fun Things to Do for Kindergartners

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Reaching kindergarten: The best activities For most kids, this is their first year at a big school.  Big school means kindergarten.  As they start this exciting year in their lives, they will be split between spending time at school and at home.  New friends will be made and daddy and mommy’s little son or daughter […]

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Temper Tantrums

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Tantrums Now!, No!, Mine! The simple signs that forecast a storm might just be brewing. From an adult perspective the life of an infant or toddler may seem easy.  Your meals are prepared for you and often spoon fed to you.  Your clothes, diapers and other hygiene needs are all met with very little effort […]

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