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    A Tribute to Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    Reading to children at night, responding to their smiles with a smile, returning their vocalizations with one of your own, touching them, holding them - all of these further a child's brain development and future potential, even in the earliest months. – Dr. T. Berry Brazelton  March marks the passing of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, a...

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    Parent Endorsement of Beginnings

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    Dear Beginnings, First, congratulations on the article in the International Journal of Child Care and Education. Really wonderful to see your research highlighted
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    Prepare Your Kids for Daylight Savings

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    With the approach of daylight savings, I always have a few parents reach out to me as to how best to handle the daylight shift. In my experience, I have found children’s adjustment often varies by age. The disruption to the young baby’s sleep schedule is worse than the disruption to older children’s who are sleeping through the...

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    When Should You Toilet Train Your Child?

    Elizabeth Wilcox       

    Are you interested in knowing just when your child is ready to be toilet trained? About two dozen people joined the Beginnings School and Child Development Center on Tuesday, October 24 to learn more about when to start and how to succeed at toilet training children. Parents came away learning some useful pointers, most importantly to pay...
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    It’s Okay to Tell Your Children You’re Angry

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    As a psychologist and founder of a child development center, I work with young children on building emotional competence. Emotional competence, research shows, is a critical foundation in achieving lifelong academic and social success, as well as overall wellbeing. Emotional competence is comprised of emotion knowledge and emotion regulation....

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    10 Ways Creative Play Helps Kids

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    As adults, when we typically think of play, we embrace the thought of escaping from work, relishing the fantasies of just being able to have fun. Unfortunately for us, we tend to believe that play and work are mutually exclusive. To children, however, play is their "work," and they take it very seriously. As a result, play enables children to...
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    How to Deal With Your Child’s Tantrum

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    We’ve all been there – you’re in public and suddenly your child becomes uncontrollable. People are staring, store managers are whispering, and flight attendants are being complained to. What can be done? When people see an unruly child, the general response may be: “That kid is a brat” or “Lazy parents, why don’t they...
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