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June 1, 2019June 1, 2019

Let’s Talk About Screentime

Some kids are “screen zombies” – if there is a screen on they are attached do it. These are the children who do need limits on their screen time. But what about the kids who aren’t screen zombies? Instead of limiting their time, monitor what they watch. There is A LOT for toddlers to learn...

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May 31, 2019May 31, 2019

High Quality Parenting

High-quality parenting includes parental monitoring, consistency of boundaries and discipline, warmth in responsiveness, cognitive involvement, & predictability of behavior. These traits provide a child with a healthy emotional environment necessary for optimal development. It’s important to create an environment that’s predictable, safe, and nurturing where the child feels comfortable. This is vital for proper development...

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May 31, 2019May 31, 2019

Factors Impacting Child Development

A child’s developmental foundation is made with their home, school, and anywhere they spend the majority of the time. There are important factors which influence a child’s development. The factors include where they live, the household income total, home environment, education, and relationships with family, friends, and community members. When these factors are varied development...

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November 4, 2018November 4, 2018

Welcome!!

Welcome to all of our new users! I’m glad you’ve decided to educate yourself further on child development, mental health, education, or anything else you might need. Please feel free to reach out to me. I will respond to you as soon as possible 🙂 Don’t forget to follow our social media!

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August 26, 2018August 26, 2018

Social Media Accounts!

Don’t forget to follow our various social media accounts for Grow with Your Child! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Growwithyourkid?lang=en   – @growwithyourkid Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growwithyourchild/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/growwithyourchild/ 

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July 4, 2018July 4, 2018

Nutrition – Part 2

One of the best ways to teach children proper nutrition is to teach them how to cook their own food. Most culinary artists will tell you that they’ve been cooking in the kitchen since 3 or 4 years old.  If you don’t know where to start, then pick something simple that you’d like your child...

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July 4, 2018July 4, 2018

Nutrition – Part 1

Proper nutrition plays an important role in your child’s development. People often forget that proper nutrition is more than just what’s on your plate at mealtime. It also includes what you drink and how much physical activity you engage in. The proper food guidelines have changed in recent years and many people are confused about...

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July 3, 2018July 3, 2018

Screen Time

There is much debate about how much screen time is enough and how much is too much for kids. The answer is: there isn’t one answer for all kids. Every kid is different. My oldest daughter (3 years old) will watch television for 30 mins then run outside to play for 2 hours. My second...

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July 3, 2018July 3, 2018

Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Catching Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) early in a child’s life enables parents to assist the child’s development as they grow. Children on the spectrum have different needs and often learn differently than their peers. Therefore, it is important to notice ASD before a child gets too far in elementary school. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined...

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July 3, 2018July 3, 2018

Different Learning Styles

The Seven Learning Styles Visual (spatial): You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music. Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing. Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands, and sense of touch. Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning, and systems. Social...