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July, 2011

Individual attention . . .

One way parents support their children is through family activities. Children often feel nurtured and supported during times the family is interacting, such as when everyone is eating dinner together, taking a walk, watching a movie, or going to the park. But the deepest relationship between a parent and child develops through one-on-one time. One-on-one …Continue reading

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Understanding sibling rivalry . . .

When the excitement and novelty of having a new brother or sister wears off, the older child may begin to feel painful emotions. The older child can feel left out, second best, and invisible. These painful feelings are very real—real for the child on an emotional level and real in changes that occur in the …Continue reading

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Creating symbols . . .

By the time your toddler is twenty-four to thirty months old, he or she will be able to create mental symbols and ideas. These multisensory pictures allow your toddler to form a mental image of his or her wants and desires, and your toddler can label it with words. This means that instead of tugging …Continue reading

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