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* Everything You Need to Know about Potty Training BUT Didn’t Know to Ask

Potty Training is physical, intellectual, AND emotional milestone for children.

In this Brains in Toyland episode we are talking with Dr. Ingrid Crowther, expert childhood educator and consultant and the Executive Director of Lifelong Learn.

Dr. Crowther will talk to us about the changes a child goes through, the stages of toilet training, and strategies parents can consider. We’ll address what predicts how ready a child is to begin potty training, muscle and sensory changes, how comprehension plays a roll, and much more.

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We hope you enjoy.

Best, The KidsAtoZ Team

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* Swimming Safety & Developmental Benefits for Young Children

Today’s Brains in Toyland segment regards water safety for young children and the benefits swimming has on the developing child.

We have Lorene Janowski, a Life Guard/Water Safety Instructor and Advanced Clinician of Occupational Therapy in the pediatric rehabilitation program at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Are those inflatable arm bands a hidden danger? When is the best time to introduce children to swimming? What is the overall impact on devvelopment? We’ll look at these questions and more.

We believe you’ll find it helpful.

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Best, The KidsAtoZ Team

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* How to Talk to Young Children about Divorce

In today’s Brains in Toyland episode we have Dr. Samantha Rodman, Dr. Psych Mom, sharing best practices for talking to children about divorce.

We’ll address topics like breaking the news, fostering open dialogue, and working to ensure that a child’s emotional needs are met during this difficult family period.

You can learn more about Dr. Psych Mom and her services at her website.

We hope you find our conversation helpful.

Best, The KidsAtoZ Team

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* Fostering Meaningful Relationships with Children by Making Chores Fun

One-on-one time is terribly important to have with your kids. It’s often so hard to find the time. Chores are also an important part of developing a wide variety of skills like planning, organization, problem solving, independence, good sense of self worth, and more.

Today we are chatting with Art Therapist Reina Lombardi to discuss creative and fun ways to combine these two important aspects of child development to make a great impact.

We hope you enjoy.

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* Breast Feeding: A mother’s experience with La Leche League

At Kids AtoZ with Dr. T we bring you information about the five areas of child development, physical, intellectual, social-emotional, emotional, and moral so parents can empower their children to thrive.

Today’s “All-Star Playroom” segment is called “Breast Feeding: A mother’s experience with La Leche League”

Our guest is Rebecca Loonin. She’s a mom, an advocate of breast feeding, and active participant in La Leche League.

We’ll be talking about this international nonprofit organization founded for mothers to be able to support one another. We’ll address its infrastructure, meeting topics, and the respectful philosophy La Leche advocates.

We hope you enjoy.

The KidsAtoZ Team

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* Language Development Birth to 6 Months: Building Skills, Relationships, & More

Welcome to Kids AtoZ with Dr. T, bringing you information about the five areas of child development so parents can empower their children to thrive.

Today’s “Brains in Toyland” segment is called Language Development Birth to 6 Months: Building Skills, Relationships, & More

Melanie Feller, MS, CCC-SLP is returning to talk to us about speech and language development in children birth to six months of age, what to expect, and how to foster great development. You can listen to our last interview called Floortime Play: Fostering Intellectual, Motor, & Emotional Development

You can also learn more about Melanie and the services she provides at her website Alphabet Sour Speech Consultants

Enjoy. The KidsAtoZ Team

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* Teething and Drooling: What Every Parent Should Know

Mouth development is a notably under-addressed area of child development. This “Brains in Toyland” episode will address what parents should know about teething and drooling in children.

We have feeding, speech, and mouth development specialist, Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP. She is a speech-language pathologist and author of Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development.

She is one of the foremost resources on Feeding, Speech, and Mouth development and functioning. You can learn more and even take webinars at her website www.agesandstages.net

Hope you enjoy.

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* Positive Parenting and Effective Discipline

Today’s “Brains in Toyland” segment is called “Positive Parenting and Effective Discipline” Our guest is Dr. Joshua Rosenthal a child psychologist in New York City. We’ll be talking talk about his workshop called, “Positive Parenting & Effective Discipline” that he offers to parents for children between the ages of 2 and 7 years.

We’ll address the principals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and his approaches and styles as a clinician including concepts of “Earlier is Better” and “Input versus Output.” Would you tell us about these.

As always we’ll talk about what he, as a professional, wished parents knew, address common questions parents often have, and end with our Five Fantastic Facts for Families.

We invite you to email with questions info@kidsAtoZ.com , follow us on BlogTalkRadio, Facebook, and Twitter.

Have a great day.

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* The Dad Beats: The Four-Father Quartet Rockin’ Family Fun

The Dad Beats are four rockin’ dads who describe themselves as “a power quartet wrapped in a play-date with a hootenanny garnish.”

We’ll talk about how their music brings families together and inspires children to be creative.

Their fun music with surf, rock, and country flairs foster important life lessons and skills with songs like, “I Will Not Crush My Baby Brother” and “Dad, Put Down the Phone.”

Visit their website to listen to their music, see where they are performing, and contact them to play an unforgettable playdate near you.

As always, send your questions and suggestions to info@KidsAtoZ.com

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Enjoy!

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