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Toddlers + Preschoolers

Posts about children from toddlerhood to the end of preschool, approximately ages 1-5 years old.

Pediatric Emergencies: Prepare to Avoid Them and Prepare To Deal With Them

By May 5, 2015 1 Comment
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Summer break is nearly upon us – which means that about now, parents everywhere are weary of slogging through their kids’class projects and are ready for a break (yes, please!). But with the delicious siren song of summer comes all of the typical childhood shenanigans that lead to injury  – plenty of free time to putter around outdoors, attend […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Ages + Stages, Newborns + Infants, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens


AAP Recommended Technology Limits in a Media-filled World Promote Healthy Language Development

By April 30, 2015 2 Comments
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Let’s face it – technology is an integral part of our daily lives. Some of us spend entire days working in front of computers, we use our phones to read the newspaper during the morning commute, play games, stream Netflix, and browse the internet. It is a constant around us, so why not incorporate it […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Teaching Kids to Unplug – A Parenting Battle Worth Fighting

By April 27, 2015 2 Comments
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The nature of blogging here at The Scientific Parent is that we typically write and post about issues that we’re tackling in our daily lives – or hot button topics that get us really revved up about science and health policy. Here’s one that’s happening in our home and gets me rowdy! I recently posted Missy Keenan’s 10 Tips: […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers


To Hover or Not To Hover: Helicopter Parents and the Park Battleground

By April 14, 2015 2 Comments
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  My friend’s two-and-a-half year old ran ahead of us at the park a few days ago. It was a gorgeous day, the park was full and the little girl could hardly wait to start playing in the sand.   She was maybe 10-15 feet ahead of us when it happened: “Where’s your mommy?” a woman […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Hitting Language Development Milestones: Stop Stressing and Start Talking!

By April 6, 2015 1 Comment
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  “Why is Christopher not saying anything yet when Abigail couldn’t stop talking at that age?” I hear this type of question often when working with parents on their children’s language development plans. Their thinking is not unusual – society has placed expectations on when it’s developmentally appropriate for children to communicate. Parents often worry […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Toddlers + Preschoolers