Suspecting that your baby or toddler may have autism spectrum disorder or another developmental delay can be scary and overwhelming. But there is a lot you can do to help, even while waiting for an evaluation or early intervention. In this easy-to-navigate guide, leading experts present more than 100 games and activities designed to support development in children from birth to age 3.
New parents are often overwhelmed with information and advice, and in an effort to give their babies the best chances in life they buy DVDs, CDs, toys, and gear all meant to make them smarter. As co-founder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development, Dr. Jill Stamm knows what most parents and child caregivers suspect: the way we care for a very young child’s developing brain has the power to shape and influence many aspects of his or her life.
Fit Family is packed with ideas on how to have fun exercising with your kids. You'll read parent-to-parent tips on scheduling, snacks, solo workouts, as well as personal here's what worked for me stories from dozens of active parents. Experts offer advice on nutrition, equipment, strength and stretching.
Nothing makes one more keenly aware of health risks lurking in the everyday world than becoming a parent. Most know the importance of using cabinet locks and child gates, but research is showing many more ways we need to be childproofing our homes. Tens of millions of American children now face chronic diseases and illnesses including cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, ADD/ADHD, allergies, learning and developmental disabilities, as well as a host of lesser but disruptive ailments. And the growing research points to much of the increases on unseen threats wrought by exposure to chemicals in everyday products like cleaning supplies, beauty care and cosmetics, home furnishings, plastics, some foods and toys as contributing to these ailments.
Argues that adult success is often established in the developmental preschool years, sharing advice for parents on how to promote such success-driving positive attributes as resilience, self-regulation, and empathy.
The beloved and respected TV disciplinarian and star of the new TLC show "Family SOS with Jo Frost" outlines the five tenets of "disciplined parenting," which are the limits and routines parents need to have in place around sleep, food, play dates, early learning and manners.
Specially designed for ages one through six, MegaSkills for Babies, Toddlers, and Beyond gives you hands-on techniques and kid-friendly activities to teach the 12 MegaSkills: Confidence, Motivation, Effort, Responsibility, Initiative, Perseverance, Caring, Teamwork,
Problem-Solving, Common Sense, Focus, and Respect.
Toddler 411 provides real-world advice about raising a toddler. Author Dr. Ari Brown is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and a medical advisor to Parents Magazine.