Child Development Topics

What Happens When You Ignore a Child?

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Table of Contents Ignoring a child, especially a talkative three-year-old, can have significant negative impacts on their emotional development and social skills. When adults consistently disregard a child’s attempts at communication, it sends the message that the child’s thoughts and feelings are unimportant. This can lead to lowered self-esteem, decreased confidence in social situations, and […]

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Respite Foster Care Payments

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Respite Foster Care Payments: Supporting Foster Families Foster parents selflessly open their hearts and homes to care for children in need. But fostering also involves significant demands and challenges. The day-to-day stress of caring for traumatized children with high needs takes a toll. Without adequate support, many foster parents quickly become overwhelmed and burnt out.

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Modern Parents

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Modern Parents: Balancing New Approaches with Timeless Wisdom Introduction Parenting styles and approaches have evolved dramatically over the past few decades. As society and technology progress rapidly, mothers and fathers aim to keep up by educating themselves on “modern” techniques for raising children. However, human nature remains unchanged. Children still seek love, guidance, security, acceptance,

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Why Isn’t My Son Listening to Me? Understanding the Root Causes

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Written and updated on December 4, 2023, by Author Abhishek Sonkar [B.com., B.Ed., M.Ed.] As parents, one of the most frustrating things can be when your child doesn’t seem to listen to what you say. More than discipline issues, it creates a disconnect in your relationship when communication breaks down. If this sounds familiar to your son, don’t lose

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Why my daughter is not interested in dating ?

Written and updated on November 24, 2023, by Abhishek Sonkar [B.com., B.Ed., M.Ed.] There are several potential reasons why your daughter may not be interested in dating at this time in her life. She may be focused on other developmental priorities like school, friends, hobbies, or sports. Past experiences could also be influencing her views on relationships. Additionally, her personality or current self-esteem levels may

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Choosing the Right Crib Weight Limit for Your Baby’s Safety

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Written and updated on November 24, 2023, by Abhishek Sonkar [B.com., B.Ed., M.Ed.] Table of Contents As a parent, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing a safe crib for your baby. An overlooked aspect when selecting a crib is confirming it has an appropriate weight limit for your child. Most standard cribs accommodate babies up to 35 inches tall and under 50

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heavy metal detox for toddlers

Heavy metal detox for toddlers

Written and updated on November 24, 2023, by Abhishek Sonkar [B.com., B.Ed., M.Ed.] Table of Contents Introduction Heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium are toxic substances that can accumulate in the body over time if exposed to high levels. While some level of exposure is unavoidable due to their presence in our environment, reducing heavy metal toxicity is important, especially for young children. Toddlers

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