Top Ten earlychildhood Articles

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1. Managing Tantrums - Big Feelings
Before trying to address the cause of a tantrum, a focus on communication will help children to gain control of big feelings and find a more effective way to express those feelings.

2. Four Easy Diet Changes for Kids
Many parents want to improve their children’s diets, but don’t know where to begin. Here are four easy changes you can make today that can start kids down a path towards better nutrition.

3. Typical Behavior Milestones
Parents often worry about their child's development. Advice, resources and perspectives on evaluating children's typical behavior milestones and development.

4. Managing Tantrums - Focus on Communication
There are two discrete issues in every tantrum – the cause of the tantrum, and the problem of the tantrum itself. Before you (or your child) can deal with the former, you have to move away from the latter.

5. “Brave’s” Merida as a Role Model for Girls
There has been much discussion about whether Merida would finally be a “princess role model” that parents could get behind for their girls. This is an awful lot of pressure to put on one small character, but such as it is, I’d say she fits the bill nicely. Why I like Merida for my daughters...

6. Managing Tantrums - First Steps
The first step of managing public tantrums is assessing location. Only then can parents focus on changing the communication and moving towards addressing the cause of the tantrum.

7. Kids and The Hunger Games
Should kids read The Hunger Games? I read the series to assess the appropriateness for my daughter. Here's what I decided...

8. A Mom Reviews Disney/Pixar's Movie, “Brave”
My review of the Disney/Pixar movie, "Brave." Here's what a mom or dad needs to know.

9. What is Attachment Parenting
Attachment parenting (AP), sometimes considered a "fringe" parenting practice (I would argue this notion) received much mainstream attention after a May 2012 Time Magazine article featured a nursing four-year old. My take on what the term "attachment parenting" really represents.

10. Choosing Attachment Parenting
In my experience, parents don't usually "choose" attachment parenting, but find that it describes one of more of the practices that instinctively feel right to them.



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