5 Hints for Successful Potty Training

5 Hints for Successful Potty Training

Feb 18

Written By: Ryan Rudnick Potty training is no easy task, but it’s inevitable for every parent.  There are hundreds, if not thousands of resources out there, all saying to do something completely different.  Some say stay at home for a (very) long weekend and force your child to use the bathroom every half our until the get comfortable with it.  Some say use pull ups, some say to avoid...

Make A Routine

Make A Routine

Feb 18

Written By: Ryan Rudnick It may sound simple, obvious, or cliche, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important: a child’s routine.  Just like many adults, children thrive on routines.  Children who have special needs like Aspbergers disorder, Autism, ADHD or many others will do especially well with a very set routine.  Predictability is key.  Make sure that your child knows exactly...

Read, Read, Read!

Read, Read, Read!

Feb 18

Written By: Ryan Rudnick Reading is one of the easiest and most important things you can do with your child.  There isn’t even a need to wait until birth to read.  Read to your child in utero (and have your partner read to them too!).  They will learn the sound of your voices and begin to develop strong attachments with you before they are even born. Reading to your child once they are born,...

Teaching Children to Dress Themselves

Teaching Children to Dress Themselves

Feb 18

Written by: Ryan Rudnick Recently, a mother of a child at work asked me how she could help her child get himself dressed in the morning.  Her child is physically able to get himself dressed, but uses the oh-so-popular “look at that!” distraction method to avoid getting dressed.  No matter what she does, he tries to distract her with something else that’s happening. In situations like...

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day…Seriously

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day…Seriously

Feb 18

Written by: Ryan Rudnick Shocker: breakfast (a healthy and nutritional one) is actually important for your young child!  Helping your child get in the habit of eating a healthy breakfast every morning will help them throughout their day.  It’s been shown that healthy proteins like eggs, or healthy cereals and milk can help children control themselves and manage their energy throughout the...