Tag: child development

  • Fostering Independence in Children
    Fostering Independence in Children

    Having great helpers and nanny is a blessing, but children can get too used to having everything done for them. Here are a few ways you can remind your helpers and motivate your children to take upon little personal tasks to become more independent. By Alicia Gilbert   Not so long ago, I noticed a […]

  • Why Orphanages Are Part of the Problem, Not the Solution
    Why Orphanages Are Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

    Are orphanages necessarily the best answer to care and provide for children without parents? Human rights lawyer Wanchi Tang provides a deeper understanding of the complex issue of ‘institutionalizing’ children. By Wanchi Tang   For ages, well-intending people have been volunteering for and/or donating to orphanages in order to help out those in need. However, […]

  • Communicate Early with Baby Sign Language
    Communicate Early with Baby Sign Language

      Give your little one a head start in communicating with you with baby sign language. One mom shares her tips and experience signing with her baby. By Jinae Higashino / Photos by Azusa Uchida When the first friends within my social circle became parents, I was fascinated (and slightly terrified!) to observe this new […]

  • How to Support Bullied and Bullying Children
    How to Support Bullied and Bullying Children

    Bullied or bullying—it’s a harrowing experience, no matter which side one’s child is on. What can we do to help them through? By Vanessa Robitaille Bullying continues to be a very real problem even today, and as parents we are bound to have to face it at some point. When our children are involved on […]

  • Precocious Puberty and Its Physical and Psychological Effects
    Precocious Puberty and Its Physical and Psychological Effects

    What is precocious puberty, and what can parents do to help their children through it? By Piyarat Lertbunnaphong, M.D.   Menstruation in young girls is not a dangerous issue or ordinarily be cause for alarm. However, if the first menstrual cycle (menarche) occurs too early, it can be a symptom of precocious puberty. Early menarche […]

  • The Power of Play
    The Power of Play

    Every child loves the opportunity to play. As adults, we often do not think about the importance of it. Susan delves into the world of play and shows us how essential it is to a child’s development. By Susan Whalley   No matter the culture, language, or background, children and play go hand in hand. […]