Toilet Training Toddlers : Tips and Pointers

toilet trainingToilet training toddlers : When is the best time?

When to toilet train a child is one of the most common concerns of parents. Several researches has been made in toilet training toddlers and it was found out that the most ideal age to toilet train a child is between the age of 2 years old to 4 years old. 

It is a very lengthy process that usually depends on each child’s willingness to be trained. Girls typically achieve bladder control earlier than boys and bowel control is often achieved easier and earlier than bladder control. About 90-95% of children are completely toilet trained by the age of 5 years.Early potty or toilet training, which is done before the age of 2 is discouraged because this often leads to chronic stool retention and encopresis.

Does your Child Have Language Delay?: Types of Language Disorder

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Worried about language delay?

Speech and language development is a crucial and important milestone in a child.I am often asked by most of my patient’s moms, when their baby or their toddler will start talking. Does her child have language delay? I would always say that while it is normal for a 2 year old toddler to be able to talk in 2-3 word phrases and communicate his or her needs clearly through language, you do not need to fret if your 2 year old still cannot connect 3 words to form a phrase. Speech and language development is very complex and there is actually no hard and fast rule on when a child can actually fully develop this ability. [Read more…]

New Baby, Sleepless Mommy : How to Make Babies Sleep More at Night

Babies are bundles of joy, they bring delight and thrill to every family. But it does not really matter if this is your first time or your third little one, because you will always find it really tough handling a newborn baby especially when it comes to adjusting to the rigors of staying practically the whole night to keep up with your newborn, who more often than not, prefer to sleep during daytime and sleeps less at night. [Read more…]

Temper Tantrums : Learn How to Deal with It

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Does your child have frequent temper tantrums?

Temper tantrums are normal part in the development of any child. How to control a child’s tantrum is often very challenging for the parents. Parents most often blame themselves and think that they have ineffective parenting skills when confronted on how to control their child’s tantrums. Temper tantrums depends on the child’s personality and triggering factors may vary. [Read more…]

5 Benefits of Reading to Your Child

What are the benefits of reading to your child?

It is never too early to start reading to your child. Reading to your unborn child who is still in your womb, even have great benefits. It is a great way to entertain a child, no matter what age and it is also effective means of building a close and personal relationship with your child.

  1. Reading to your child is one great way to bond with him or her. During this intimate moment with your child, they feel extra love and attention. This will make them feel important and they will reciprocate the attention that you give them. 
  2. Reading to babies helps them develop their language and auditory skills as well as their vision. They will enjoy looking at the pictures and would really love to hear the tone of your familiar voice. Babies understand the rhythm of your voice even before they begin to understand your words. 
  3. As your child grows up, he or she will become more interested in playing with friends and running around the house. Making time to read to your growing up child will help you rekindle that bonding moment where your baby is just snuggled in your arms while you lovingly look at him. Reading to your child will definitely bring both of you closer together. 
  4. Studies have shown that reading can help a child develop his language, imagination and perception of things around them. It gives them the boost to make their aptitude for learning higher. While reading to your child, they are harnessing their communication skills. 
  5. Reading to your child as early as possible make them realize that books are fun. As parents, we don’t want them to look at each of their books as a chore. It has been proven that children who are exposed to reading are least likely to get hooked on television, video games or computers as they grow older. 
Reading to your child has a myriad of benefits. This will prepare to academic excellence and at the same time, it also helps you get close to your kids as early as possible. Take time to read to them, no matter how busy your day is.