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Birth to 18 Months Social and Emotional Development

There is so much concern and questions raised about the spectrum of Autism that I thought it might be helpful to list some normal development aspects for babies and toddlers before the age of five.  This will be in a … Continue reading

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A New Sibling–A Playful Solution for 4 Year Old

MAGIC.   That’s the best description for a four-year-old.  Each day brings more carefully crafted fantasy into a four-year-old’s life. Several years ago I was given the honor of being present when a third child appeared in a family, whose son … Continue reading

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Birth to 18 months Emotional Development

The Social and Emotional Development from Birth to 18 months is often a concern for parents, especially first time parents.  Trying to engage babies so that they grow in their own SELF-CONCEPT is a daunting task to begin with. Somehow … Continue reading

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Fussy Babies and Common Sense

I’ve met two young mothers recently, at least “young” in that they were experiencing being mothers for the first time.  Both were college graduates, one a teacher and one in health care.  What they had in common was a sense … Continue reading

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Physical Fitness From Birth to 18 Months

All parts appear to be in proper working order.  Food goes in and food comes out.  Baby sleeps, cries, watches her world, eats  and the process starts over again.  Baby waves his arms and kicks his legs.  Baby begins to … Continue reading

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Birth to 18 months Social/Emotional Development

We have become so aware of the need for doing everything we can to assist our infant into attachment, that sometimes we forget the need to actually socialize our baby.  We also need to help our infant to achieve a … Continue reading

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Gross Motor Skills: Birth to 18 months

While serving on a “Birth to 5” community committee, I was the recipient of a 11/2004 “Review Draft” that the State of Washington was researching, with the intent of publishing “Washington State Early Learning and Developmental Benchmarks.” This draft is … Continue reading

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