10 Non-Tech Holiday Gift Ideas to Promote Kids’ Language & Learning

Children of all ages are filling their holiday wish list with things like tablets, cell phones, wearables, headphones, and other tech-related gifts. But it’s important to find a balance and ensure that today’s connected kids ha​ve some quality off-line time, too. The holidays are a great time to get back to some of the basics in childhood […]

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Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Twinkly lights, candles, holiday trees and plants, ornaments and other decorations are an important part of holiday celebrations. Besides being festive and fun, the decorations your family brings out every year can help children feel connected to family traditions.  To help make sure your decorations are safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers some tips: […]

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5 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects

Not all birth defects can be prevented. But you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and by adopting healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy. Taking care of yourself and doing what’s best for you is also best for your baby! 1. Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) […]

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Strategies and Solutions For Handling A Difficult Child

What is the best way to handle a “difficult” child? Here are some general strategies and solutions to help you live with a youngster with bothersome temperament traits: First, recognize that much of your child’s behavior reflects his temperament. Establish a neutral or objective emotional climate in which to deal with your child. Try not to […]

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A Few Secrets about Playing with Toddlers

 By Alissa Zorn www.bouncebackparenting.com A Few Secrets about Playing with Toddlers How do you play with a toddler? I have to tell you a secret about playing with my toddler- a few actually. First off, even though she’s my third child sometimes it still feels awkward to sit and play with my current toddler.  I have a hard […]

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Self Care Starts Here: how to use the REST acronym

By Alissa Zorn Bounce Back Parenting- www.bouncebackparenting.com How are you right now? Feeling well or kinda ‘meh’? Or maybe you’re really struggling. If you’re feeling like you could use a dose of kindness, read on.  When you’re stressed it’s easy to think things like: Now is not the time to take care of myself, I’ve got things to […]

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