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Here are the top ten articles for the Early Childhood Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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. Airline Security Tips – Traveling with Children
Tips for parents and families traveling with young children to help make airline security screenings less stressful.
6. How to Make a Cast Cover
How to make a homemade cast cover, or order a pre-made version to help a child's cast blend in at weddings, recitals or other special occasions.
7. Making Children Apologize
Should children be forced to apologize when they hurt another? Isn't it simply "good manners?" A discussion of the meaning of an apology and why "I'm sorry" may not always be the best expectation.
8. High Holy Days School Craft and Activities
Many Jewish families with children in non-Jewish schools ask or are asked to make a short presentation about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur during the High Holy Days each fall. Here are some ideas for school activities and crafts for the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement.
9. Child Car Seat and Booster Safety
Some parents can't wait to get their kids out of car seats and boosters, and others are buying new seats that hold kids up to 80 pounds. What's a parent to do? Here's my thoughts on car seat and booster safety.
10. Girl Scout Cookies - Unhealthy and Dishonest
An open letter to the Girl Scouts of the USA regarding the unhealthy content and misleading marketing of Girl Scout Cookies.
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