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Potty Training Toddlers: How to Not Give Into the Struggle

“No, thank you, Mommy. I LOVE my diapers!” Those are words that can make parents of a 3 ½-year- old cringe during potty training. If your child is older than three, healthy, and not potty trained after three months of trying, he or she is considered resistant rather than untrained. The most common cause of […]

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Winter Games at Brenton Skating Plaza Des Moines

The Winter Games at Brenton Skating Plaza in Downtown Des Moines is an exciting celebration of sports and outdoor recreation on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. It is a perfect opportunity for kids and families to spend time outside and cheer on United State of America at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Winter […]

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5 Reasons to Get a Free educational Screening

5 Reasons You Should Get a Free Educational Screening

Do you have a hard time understanding your toddler? Does your 3rd grader’s reading sound choppy? Would your high school student benefit from organization and study skills? Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center offers free educational screenings to help determine whether your child would benefit from additional assistance. They can help your child with their speech, […]

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Set Your Child Up For Success with Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, P.C. (ETLC) is a pediatric clinic dedicated to enriching the lives of children for a brighter future.  Their services include speech-language therapy, individual tutoring, and the Language Enrichment Academic Program (LEAP). Speech Therapy Do you have difficulty understanding your child? ETLC’s speech-language pathologists are here to help. They have extensive […]

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Slaying the Sleep Dragon: Sleep Training Tips for Your Child

Here are a doctor’s sleep training tips on how to get your child to sleep through the night Did you know that by 4 months of age, 80 percent of babies can be safely trained to sleep through the night? For older infants and toddlers, almost all can be trained. Evidence shows that sleep training […]

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Keeping Kids Active in the Winter Months

Baby it’s cold outside … now what do I do with my kids? As the cold weather approaches, do you start to hear these common words come out of your child’s mouth? “It’s too COOOLLLLDDDD to go outside!” or “I don’t have ANYTHING to dooooooo!” It can be tough to keep ourselves and our kids […]

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