Ages and Stages

Will You Be My Friend?

Making friends sounds as simple as child's play, but if you watch any young child, you'll see how hard it really is. Experts agree that learning social skills is one of the most difficult developmental tasks a child faces and one of the most critical for future success in life.

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"You're So Annoying!"

When I think of annoying, I imagine a tiny mosquito hovering around my head in the dark as I’m trying to sleep. Apparently, the drone of a mosquito doesn’t even come close to how annoying I can be to my 14-year-old.

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Swaddling Newborns: How, Why, and for How Long?

The act of swaddling babies has its roots in thousands of years of human history. Today, it is still a common practice in many parts of the world. However, there has been an ongoing debate as to whether swaddling is good or bad. It can be a confusing time when every person you talk to gives different advice! The general consensus is that swaddling is safe when done properly and supports the baby’s transition from the womb to the outside world.

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Baby Massage

The loving touch - "It almost seems as if he's helping me," exclaimed a new grandmother in her enthusiasm of massaging her first grandson. "As I start to massage him, I can see the love lighting up in his eyes." Infant massage is a wonderful and unique way to welcome your baby into the world. It facilitates the developing relationship between parent and child by increasing feelings of attachment and confidence in parenting skills.

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