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How do I know if my child has a food allergy?

As a parent or caregiver, you constantly monitor your child as they grow and develop, checking off important milestones to ensure they are on the path to health and wellness. But what do you do if you suspect your infant or toddler may have a food allergy?

By ABC Quality Team on November 24, 2020

How do I teach my child to be smart about strangers?

“Don't talk to strangers.” Those are four little warning words that parents and caregivers have given to children for generations. Unfortunately, we do have to teach our little ones that there are people in this world who won’t always have their best interests in mind.

By ABC Quality Team on November 17, 2020

Should I breastfeed my new baby or use formula?

As any new mother knows, one of the most important things to consider in regards to her baby’s nutritional needs is whether to breastfeed or use formula. There are many factors to consider in both cases and, ultimately, it comes down to what is best for an individual mother and her child.

By ABC Quality Team on November 11, 2020

Does “Time Out” Really Help Curb Bad Behavior?

When it comes to childhood rites of passage, almost everyone who grew up in a disciplined household has probably done his or her share of “timeouts.” For children who are misbehaving or acting out in some manner, a timeout is a corrective measure enforced by parents or caregivers to try and correct a child’s behavior as well as time for both adults and children to cool down from emotional outbursts.

By ABC Quality Team on November 3, 2020

Is my child getting enough sleep?

A good night’s rest is crucial for children because it is the primary activity of the brain during early development. Circadian rhythms, or the sleep-wake cycle, are regulated by light and dark and they take time to develop. That is why newborns have irregular sleep schedules. The rhythms begin to develop when a baby is six weeks old and by three to six months old, most infants begin to have a regular sleep-wake cycle. Overall, a child will spend 40 percent of his or her childhood asleep because sleep is an important factor that directly impacts mental and physical development.

By ABC Quality Team on October 27, 2020