Anywhere between the ages of 12 months and 18 months your toddler will be ready to transition from two naps to one nap each day. But how do you know when theyre ready to drop a nap? And if so, what then?
A common worry for parents is their childs speech and language development. Variations in development from one child to another can exist because of environment, genetics, health, and special needs. So what is the expected level of speech and language development, and when should you follow up on a concern?
In our busy lives it often seems quicker and easier to give children instructions and replies of Because I said so or Do it now! However rewording your requests with phrases that show interest and promote involvement will encourage children to cooperate more. It helps children feel listened to, and in time they will start listening too.