Parent Fact Sheets

These Fact Sheets are designed to be used by Parents to improve the welfare of their children.

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SETTING AGE APPROPRIATE LIMITS

AGE APPROPRIATE LIMITS

Age Appropriate limits are the limits we set for our children based on the child’s developmental age as opposed to their chronological age. Your child’s developmental age is the age at which they can understand and act on certain behaviors.
For example, you would not expect an 18 month old child to share and gladly hand over their toy to another child because you told them it was the right thing to do.

RAISING A BILINGUAL CHILD

As a parent you may decide to raise your child bilingual. There are a couple of reasons why parents may consider raising their child to be bilingual.  

1.  Infancy and early childhood are a time when the brain is developing pathways to learn language.  By age 2 most toddlers have learned about 50 words.  Between two and three years old toddlers learn to put the words together into sentences.  Toddlers are not only learning the names of objects, but are learning to recognize emotions and feelings. 

GETTING OUT OF THE DOOR ON TIME

1. 
Prepare what your child is going to wear.  No more tears because they can’t find their
favorite shirt or sneakers for gym.  Even
toddlers can be stubborn and picky when it comes to choosing their clothes for
the day.  Allow the child to pick out
what they want to wear the night before. 
This allows you the time to make sure the clothes are clean, ironed and
ready for the child in the morning.  Make
sure you find both shoes the night before. 
Nothing ruins a schedule more than scrambling to find the one missing
shoe!

BITING

WHY DO
CHILDREN BITE?

INFANTS

    
Everything goes into an infant’s mouth, it’s part of how they learn
about their world around them.  Infants
are also teething and biting may relieve some of the discomfort.  

TODDLERS

ALLERGIES - NOT RELATED TO FOOD

There are
many things in your child’s environment that can cause allergic reaction s that are not related to food.  For example: Pollen, grass, animals,
chemicals, medications and insect bites. 

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION?

MILD OR
MODERATE

  • Rash, hives, or welts
  • Swelling of the face, eyes, or lips
  • Tingling mouth
  • Abdominal pain or vomiting  (if this happens after an insect sting, it
    means your child is having a severe allergic reaction)