Most pediatricians recommend switching from breast milk or formula to cow’s milk at age 1. Many parents think the easiest way to make this transition is by giving their child cow’s milk in a bottle, and when their babies refuse the bottle with cow’s milk, parents grow concerned. Babies very commonly refuse cow’s milk from the bottle; so if this happens with your child, do not be alarmed! This is actually the perfect time to we...
Muscle strength and endurance enables children to perform every day activities. Adequate muscle strength and endurance is important for both gross motor skills such as carrying a backpack, walking, and playing on the playground, and fine motor skills such as writing, cutting, and brushing teeth.
Foundational building blocks for developing muscle strength and coordination include:
How often do we sit down at the dinner table, ask our kids "how was your day?", and hear "good" as a response? We have been away from our kids all day, and we would love to hear about everything they did that day, but how do we ask questions that warrant more than a one word response?
Step 1: Ask the right questions. Asking your child specific questions will get you specific answers.