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Babsy B Tip: Conversation Starters

by Babs Bell Hadjusiewicz July 13, 2016 1 Comment

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Babsy B Tip: Power Naps

by Babs Bell Hadjusiewicz June 28, 2016 1 Comment

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Babsy B Tip: Develop Long-distance Love

by Babs Bell Hadjusiewicz June 24, 2016

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Babsy B Tip: Can I? Huh?

by Babs Bell Hadjusiewicz June 17, 2016

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Babsy B Tip: Conversation Starters

by Babs Bell Hadjusiewicz June 14, 2016

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Babsy B Tip: Stop Sign Safety

by Babs Bell Hadjusiewicz June 10, 2016

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Babsy B Tip: Appreciating Oneself

by Babs Hadjusiewicz April 25, 2016

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Reading Head Start: Signage Fun with Your Toddler

by Babs Hadjusiewicz April 06, 2016

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Biting Part 1

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 17, 2016

What do you do when your baby begins to use new teeth to bite you or someone else? Biting hurts! So how do you make it stop? You’ve tried saying, “No!” You’ve tried distracting her. But nothing’s worked. What do you do now?

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Biting Part 2

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 16, 2016

Without a doubt, biting another person is unacceptable, on this planet, anyway. We’re aghast, whether it’s our babe or another whose flesh and feelings get injured, whether we’ve witnessed it or heard tales. And flummoxed dismay brings up lots more than children’s tears.

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Whining Part 1

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 16, 2016

This season of giving prompts us to begin our look at a tool that’s available to any parent who wants it. It’s the perfect gift to give yourself at holiday time . . . or anytime.

Let’s find out how and why this gift not only keeps on giving to you; it also gives to your child, the entire family, and to everyone within earshot of a whiner.

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Whining Part 2

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 16, 2016

Let’s review your experiences with sing-songing this past month and then address more why’s and how’s for nipping whining in the bud.

Some of you reported an eagerness to try out sing-songing. Many shared enthusiasm for positive strategies. A couple parents shared stats collected around who pays attention to impromptu sing-songing: Kids do! And, they found, store employees and other fellow planet dwellers sent kudos to parents and others who work to end kids’ whining!

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Whining Part 3

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 16, 2016

We find that whining, like biting behaviors, strikes a chord for many. As we wrap the topic this month, we’ll review your comments and then address more whine-nipping strategies. First, though, note whining’s self-reflective nature: one could whine ad nauseam about its effect on us. Ha!

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Babsy B Tip: Conversation Starters

by Babs Hadjusiewicz March 01, 2016

How to Ask About Your Child’s Day

Ask open-ended questions with purpose, such as:

“What kind words did you hear today?”

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Babsy B Tip: Reading Reinforced 101

by Babs Hadjusiewicz February 24, 2016

How to Help Your Child Be a Reader

Put age-appropriate books, newspapers, magazines next to your ready-reader––beside the toilet.

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Babsy B Tip: Got a Nose Picker?

by Babs Bell Hadjusiewicz February 15, 2016

Here’s how to handle it at home or in your classroom.

While ushering your child to the bathroom, say:

“Oh, I see you need some privacy to do that. You can use toilet paper for your nose in private. When you’re all done, just come on out.”

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Babsy B Tip: Books, Books, and more Books

by Babs Hadjusiewicz January 31, 2016

Reading Head Start: Housing Your Child’s Library

Put a box or basket of books in every room and in the bathroom.

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Babsy B Tip: Whisper the Readaloud

by Babs Hadjusiewicz January 21, 2016

Why whisper when you’re reading aloud to your child today?

Use your whispering voice to read every other page of a picture book or board book. Your child will enjoy hearing and mimicking your performance. But much more is going on here.

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Babsy B Tip: Spinning Straw into Gold!

by Babs Hadjusiewicz January 04, 2016

Wanna learn how to spin straw into gold? Let’s say this particular handful of straw is a board book, like SO BIG!

Once you’ve repeatedly read and sung this book, your child and you know every animal’s name and its relative size by heart. ‘Tis time to begin the spinning!

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Babsy B Tip: How to teach your infant or toddler to read

by Babs Hadjusiewicz January 03, 2016

I’m all ears when I hear an adult explaining how a little one can’t really read but thinks he can. “He just knows the story,” the adult says. And I say, “Yay! Yay! Yay!” This adult has done one of the most important jobs a parent does . . . reading the same book again and again until the child knows the story.

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Babsy B Tip: Can I? Huh?

by Babs Hadjusiewicz December 17, 2015

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Babsy B Tip: Develop Long-distance Love

by Babs Hadjusiewicz December 14, 2015

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Babsy B Tip: Skype & Facetime: Who’s in Charge?

by Babs Hadjusiewicz December 10, 2015

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Babsy B Tip: Double Shift

by Babs Hadjusiewicz December 06, 2015

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