• The Importance of Play

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    Play is an essential part of a child’s
    development and has been shown to be
    an essential part of early learning. Playing is
    one of the many ways young children learn and
    discover new things.

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  • Responding to Whines

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    Young children often whine to get attention
    from the parents. Sometimes it is not a
    concious strategy on the part of child but rather
    a learned behaviour from the parents. Usually
    whinining occurs because the child is not getting
    what they want right away. There are effective and
    non-effective ways of getting the child to respond in
    a more positive way. Get the tips here!

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  • Reading

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    Reading can become a fun time to spend
    with young children. Remember to not feel embarrassed
    by animating your voice and acting out the story line.
    Read more to find ways on how to make reading fun!

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  • Making Friends

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    Learning to form friendships may be a
    challenge for some children, but making and
    retaining relationships is an important skill to
    have for developing social interaction and
    emotional independence.

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  • Raising Successful Kids

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    What do you need to do as a parent
    to raise a successful kid? Madeline Levine is
    the author of a NY Times article that references the
    research of developmental psychologists, Baumrind
    Dweck from the U. of California Berkeley and Stanford
    University, respectively.

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  • Transitions and Behaviour

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    Help your child understand their emotions
    during major transitions either at home or
    at school. Each child is unique and will
    respond to transitions differently.

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  • Scheduling around a New Baby

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    Are you a new parent who just realized
    that everything takes longer when you have a
    baby? Simply going to the grocery store
    use to take you 30 minutes, but with a
    new baby the trip takes more than an hour.
    Scheduling is one of challenges new parents face.

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  • Aggressive Behaviour

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    Pinching, name-calling, bullying: these are
    some the behaviours that toddlers will
    experience and/or reciprocate. Tips on
    catching and correcting the behaviour early.

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  • Expectations of Your Child’s Behaviour

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    Do you have realistic expectations of your child’s
    behaviour? Tips on providing structure and
    paying attention to your child is key to
    understanding them.

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  • Successful Day at the Races

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    Thank you to all of our supporters that
    came out to the Hastings Race Track to
    support us and to all of the hard working
    volunteers who made this event possible.

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