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Lori’s Little Wisdoms Vlog – Potty Training

Potty training is not something that children try it is something that they do until achieved. Potty training is a developmental process with building blocks that need to be achieved in chronological order for optimal success. Contrary to popular belief and practice, voiding in the toilet is one of the very last steps in the potty-training process as it takes time for children to physically and intellectually understand that, “Potty ...

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Screen Time & Behavior Problems Do Not Have to Coexist

Getting Your Child to Follow Screen Time Rules Whether you have a preschool-age child or a high school senior in your home, technology likely plays a significant role in your family dynamic. From the necessity of completing projects and homework assignments to communicating with friends and loved ones to the pleasure of watching movies, playing video games, and posting pictures on social media, technology has quickly become a permanent fixture in ...

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Lori’s Little Wisdoms Vlog – Identity

Another person's opinion of me is none of my business Identification with gender is based both on fact and an individual's perception of self. Within every human being there exists very clear anatomical differences that distinguish males from females. The unique physical characteristics combined with physiological chemistry influence behavior in gender specific ways. Masculine behavior is most often observed and expected in boys/men, while girls/women typically conduct themselves in a more feminine ...

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Lori’s Little Wisdoms Vlog – Choices

Your children are looking for direction and certainty, so remember that you, the parent, need to dictate your child's daily schedule. Giving children too many choices can be a major stressor for little ones. If your child is not listening right now, be more directional in your communications. For example, instead of saying, "Do you want to read a story now?" say, "We are going to read a story now." Instead ...

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Potty Training Phase II: The 3 Keys to Voiding in the Potty

Establishing routine and independence is the first phase of the Potty Training Process. After you have established a daily routine of visiting the potty every 45 minutes with your child and encouraged her to be independent in the bathroom, you are now both ready to move on to Phase II. Phase II is all about successfully teaching your child to void in the potty following these 3 important keys: 1. Switch From ...

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3 Areas of Children’s Emotional Development Improved by Mealtime

No doubt, mealtimes represent a period in the day for your family to gather and consume delicious and nutritious food. As a parent, you know that you are required to provide adequate meals that fuel your child’s body and mind however, you might be unaware of the fact that mealtime also significantly influences 3 key aspects of emotional development: autonomy, identity and self-esteem. These 3 components of emotional growth are ...

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Turn Your Picky Eater into a Mealtime-Lover

Constantly reminding your child to eat and continually bringing a spoon to your child’s mouth creates both resistance and stress, which is most likely the opposite of what you’d like to achieve as a parent. With this in mind, it’s important to redefine your child’s mealtime identity to a more positive one that encourages participation in making meals and places emphasis on being together and enjoying each other’s company as ...

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3 Influences that have an Affect on your Child’s Poor Eating Habits

Does your child demonstrate finicky behavior at the table? Let’s take a moment to look at 3 influential factors that are the first and primary issues to address when considering the causes of a child's poor appetite. 1. Possible Health Problems Has your child had health problems during infancy such as premature birth, chronic ear infections, congenital birth defects, or been affected by the common medical condition known as Failure to Thrive? ...

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Is My Child A Picky Eater?

"My child doesn’t like vegetables", "My child would rather snack all day than eat regular meals", "My child is five years old and I have to feed her during mealtime because I'm worried she's not getting adequate nutrition", "My child eats in phases- one month eating only chicken nuggets and rice, the next month- waffles and apple slices. The next month wanting only chocolate milk and goldfish crackers". If you ...

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