I brushed my teeth! I did my homework! I didn’t hit her! Does your child tell a lie too easily? Do lies just pour out of your child’s mouth? It is not uncommon for children to lie to get out of trouble, but some kids get way too comfortable telling lies.
Would you know if your child had a problem? Some kids keep their issues private, but there are signs and indicators that there is something going on. Watch for these 3 signs.
There are two types of toddlers. The “I do it myself!” toddler and the “I can’t do it!” toddler. Some kids evolve and develop a new go get ‘em attitude as they get older, but some kids don’t. If you have an “I can’t do it!” kid you are probably having some daily struggles. Getting dressed, doing homework and cleaning up can be major challenges. […]
Traveling with a toddler can be a very exhaustive, tedious experience, but add a nervous toddler to the mix and you may swear off traveling completely! Trust me – I have been there! Although nothing will make your trip completely stress-free, there are a few steps you can take when traveling with a toddler to at least stack the deck in your favor! Prepare your […]
Dear Mommy and Daddy, It’s me, your anxious toddler. I know I don’t normally have the words to explain my behavior and at times I probably really frustrated you. I am sorry. I frustrate myself too. I am not trying to be difficult and I am not a bad kid, but sometimes things just get overwhelming. Like in the mornings when you ask me […]
With all the other milestones our children have to meet – like potty training and eating – we forget the important emotional milestones our toddlers need to conquer. When toddlers have a hard time expressing their feelings they are more likely to get frustrated and aggressive and can lash out at those around them. How many of us have observed our little angels turn […]
In my private practice, parents have often asked me what are the causes of toddler anxiety. They look to possible trauma or poor parenting as the origin. They confess all of their parenting mistakes – mistakes we have all done at one point or another. The truth of the matter is, there doesn’t have to be a cause for your child’s anxiety – anxiety runs in […]