October 11, 2018
by Mary Pat
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How much screen time should you allow your child?

One day in the supermarket I noticed a couple buying groceries. Their little boy (a toddler) was sitting in the trolley seat playing with a smart phone. This little guy was playing with this phone like a pro- both hands, thumbs … Continue reading

July 3, 2018
by Mary Pat
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7 Top Tips For Communicating With Your Internationally Adopted Toddler When They’re Just Home

Welcome to the 3rd (and final) post in our series for parents of children who were adopted internationally. In our first two posts, we covered what the research says about language development for your child (read it here.) and what questions … Continue reading

October 5, 2017
by Mary Pat
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4 Simple Things That Help Your Baby’s Communication

So my last post was all about baby sign and what the current research says about it. You can read that post here. This post is about 4 simple but proven ways to nurture the communication between you and your … Continue reading

May 15, 2017
by Mary Pat
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Will speaking more than one language put your child at risk of stuttering?

In my last post you found out all about stuttering in pre-school children in general. What does it sound like? When does it start? What are the risk factors? And most importantly, what you can do when your pre-schooler starts … Continue reading

March 16, 2016
by Mary Pat
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The 3 times you should definitely ignore your doctor….

It’s true, the doctor isn’t always right! No-one is always right! So the 3 times you should ignore your doctor are: #1 When they say you’re harming your child by exposing them to more than one language. Or that being … Continue reading