Toilet TrainingTrouble Potty Training a Three-Year-OldThere are no hard and fast guidelines for when a child should be toilet trained. In general, parents provide the encouragement and guidance, but when a healthy child is ready, he will do it eventually.
Fine-Motor SkillsPoor Handwriting Due to Motor Skill ProblemsHow can you go about getting your child's school to perform motor skills testing?
Working MomsMom Going Back to WorkYou need to explain to your young child what work is and why you need to do it.
Reading to Your ToddlerSpeech Therapy at HomeReading to your child may be one of the best forms of speech therapy.
Gifted EducationGifted Boy Lacks Fine Motor SkillsIt is very possible to have a gifted child who is verbally/linguistically gifted, but delayed in fine motor skill development.
Facts About LdsPerceptual Motor ProblemsVisual motor problems require special accommodations in the classroom.
NightmaresNightmaresYou never know what might give your child nightmares, but the solution is constant encouragement.
BedwettingBed Wetting in Five-Year-OldNighttime bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) is common among children age six and younger.
Night TerrorsTwo-Year-Old Having Night TerrorsNight terrors happen when a child (usually a toddler) arouses from a deep sleep without totally waking up. The best thing to do is try to keep your daughter asleep.
Signs of GiftednessTesting Bilingual Kids for GiftednessA psychologist or diagnostician must determine the child's preferred language and conduct a language assessment before proceeding with testing for giftedness.
Resources for Gifted EducationForeign Languages and English GrammarExposure to more than one language will reinforce mastery of syntax for gifted students.
'Bad' HabitsWhen a Child Is a DawdlerDawdling at any age is not normal behavior. It is learned behavior.
SpeechSpeech Problems and HomeschoolingMost books on speech development mention seven as the cutoff age, but eight or even nine may be more accurate.
Motivating Homeschooled ChildrenTeaching Four-Year-OldsAs one mother put it, "When my five-year-old daughter sits down at the table to learn, her mind just shuts down." At four years old, a child is too young for this type of learning.
SpeechHomeschooling and Speech DisabilitySpeech programs tend not to be particularly helpful. Maturity is the biggest factor for attaining clear speech.
Kindergarten ReadinessSeparation Anxiety in KindergartenerWhen being at school all day makes a child depressed, try to reassure him of your confidence in him.
Developmental DelaySpeech Problem in 22-Month-Old?A child who is jabbering away unintelligibly may be unable to produce speech sounds.
Vitamins and SupplementsChildren's Vitamins and ColdsFind out when it's advisable to give a four-year-old vitamin supplements.
Establishing Schedules and CurriculumWhen to Start HomeschoolingIf a child is able to interact with his world in a "joyful manner," this expert deems him ready for homeschooling.
Saying Bad WordsBathroom TalkAn increased interest in bathroom behavior and talk is normal for children at certain stages of development, but don't let it get out of hand.