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pt-20130924-2Having a child go off to Nursery school is always marked by joy that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things; and marred by sadness that your baby is growing up and going on to bigger and better things! The best way to ease the transition to school is by doing some “homework” of your own to make yourself and your little scholar ready for the first day of “BIG school”.

In this section, we will look at four (4) important areas where you can help yourself and your child be best prepared for nursery school and a lifetime of success. These areas are:

Teaching kids to eat well can be tricky. You don’t want to give them more facts than they can grasp or turn every meal into a lecture. But wait too long and they could pick up unhealthy habits in the meantime. “Kids need to know that every food they put into their bodies affects them,” says Danelle Fisher, MD, chair of pediatrics at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.Parents can get that message across by talking with kids about the food they put in their bodies, why it matters, and how they can learn to make the…
Sharing doesn’t come easily. But with patience and empathy, you can help your child develop this critical skill.
From burping in public to not shaking hands, kids and good manners aren't always a natural fit. With every nose pick it may seem like a losing battle, but there are ways to turn your little monsters into civilized human beings. Here are three no-fail suggestions.
Bad behavior doesn't end when your child graduates from diapers or even from middle school. In fact, the teen years can bring some of the toughest discipline challenges parents have to face. Sulking, arguing, lying, and rebelling are just a few of the ways teens misbehave. There's a good explanation for these bad behaviors. As teens become more independent, they still lack the emotional maturity they need to make informed, thoughtful decisions. The parts of the brain that control decision making and impulse control haven't fully developed. The combination of autonomy and immaturity can lead to risky teen behaviors, like…
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