Toddlers

Portion Sizes for Toddlers

My friend and neighbor Liz, asked me this week, what appropriate portion sizes are for a toddler.  It's tough to use the old rule of letting their appetite dictate how much they eat, because when my kids were toddlers, they…

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Toddler Jail

Here is another helpful post for mothers with toddlers by Emily, The Toddler Expert! [caption id="attachment_1576" align="alignright" width="300"] Let them work for exercise, even if they are only half dressed.[/caption] One day I was a really bad mom.  It started…

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Feeding Toddlers Christmas Morning

Another post by Toddler expert Emily; In my house growing up, we made a huge Christmas breakfast that we had to eat BEFORE we opened presents.  It was rich food that we weren't used to, and we ate as fast…

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Distraction Makes The Food Go Down

Another informative post from Emily for all you parents with toddlers. If you missed her last one, read it here. When I taught 4-year-old dance, I learned to distract the little dancers with games so they wouldn't know they were…

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Let your kids win

LaDonna asked if I would talk about feeding those stubborn but adorable toddlers, but I really couldn't remember much of our toddler days.  That's when I turned to toddler expert, dancer, housewife, primary president, neighbor and friend EMILY!  Here is…

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Teach them well

Although it's summer, I try and keep my kids learning every day.  I am having my 7 year old teach my 5 year old reading skills, my 9 year old teach my 7 year old to play the piano, and…

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Picky Eaters

Quick respose to a question first, and Kristin, I'll get to your question Monday. Question of the week from Ailene: My kids won't eat anything orange. Actually, they won't eat any fruits and vegetables for that matter. What can I…

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