Ep. 19: Preschooler Mental Health - 4-5 years - Preschooler Behavior, Play & Learning: Help! My Preschooler Lies and Always Wants to Play
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
1y ago
Did you know that it’s normal for little kids to tell outlandish lies? And that working on a shared goal is actually a form of play? In today’s episode, Dr. Vieira dives into your preschooler’s behaviors – how they play, learn, and act so you know what’s considered “normal” four-year-old behavior. And toward the end of each episode, Dr. Vieira answers questions from parents just like you. Today’s questions cover topics like being potty trained but too shy to use the toilet at school, what to do when you’ve got a mini tyrant on your hands, and how to handle lying and playground aggression. Tune ..read more
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Ep. 18: Preschooler Mental Health - 4-5 years - Preschooler Brain Development: Cognitive Development in These Curious Children!
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
1y ago
If you have a preschooler, chances are you’re unbelievably familiar with the question, “Why?” In today’s episode, Dr. Vieira dives into your preschooler’s cognitive development, and just why they’re so obsessed with knowing everything about everything. And toward the end of each episode, Dr. Vieira answers questions from parents just like you. Today’s questions cover topics like what to do when your child talks non-stop, how much is too much screen time, and what it means when your preschooler is obsessed with talking about death. (Hint: It’s not as morbid as you think!) Tune in and don’t forg ..read more
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Ep. 18: Preschooler Mental Health - 4-5 years - Preschooler Brain Development: Cognitive Development in These Curious Children!
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
1y ago
If you have a preschooler, chances are you’re unbelievably familiar with the question, “Why?” In today’s episode, Dr. Vieira dives into your preschooler’s cognitive development, and just why they’re so obsessed with knowing everything about everything. And toward the end of each episode, Dr. Vieira answers questions from parents just like you. Today’s questions cover topics like what to do when your child talks non-stop, how much is too much screen time, and what it means when your preschooler is obsessed with talking about death. (Hint: It’s not as morbid as you think!) Tune in and don’t forg ..read more
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Ep. 17: Toddler Mental Health - 1-3 years - Toddler Potty Training: How to Potty Train Your Toddler!
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
1y ago
Poop and pee may not be your favorite topic of polite discussion. But explaining bodily functions to your toddler in plain terms sure does help with potty training. In today’s episode, Dr. Vieira covers the basics of potty training – including how to tell when your child is ready – and explains the popular 3-Day potty training method in detail. If you’re unsure of where to start on your toddler’s potty training journey, you don’t want to miss this episode! And toward the end of the episode, Dr. Vieira answers questions from parents just like you. Today we cover what to do if you can’t take off ..read more
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Ep. 16: Toddler Mental Health - 1-3 years - Toddler Sleep: All About Toddler Sleep
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
1y ago
Are you dismayed because your once angelic sleeper is now up at all hours of the night crying for you? Or is your toddler cranky during the day but refusing naps? In today’s episode, Dr. Vieira explores what changes to make in your toddler’s bedroom so they sleep safely, how to create a bedtime routine that works, and when to transition your toddler from a crib to a bed. Research about how cribs can support your toddler’s sleep quality and how toddler sleep varies by culture are explored in this episode. Ultimately, you will find a routine that works well for your family, and this episode is f ..read more
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Ep. 15: Toddler Mental Health - 1 to 3 years - Toddler Eating: What and How to Feed Your Toddler
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
1y ago
Does your toddler love apples one day and hate them the next? Are you tired of your toddler rejecting foods at mealtime? Then don’t miss this episode! In today’s episode, Dr. Vieira explores various toddler eating behaviors like refusing fruits and veggies and being resistant to try new foods. Research about food texture, messy play, and the appearance of fruit are all explored in this episode in the hopes that you’ll understand tricky (yet normal) toddler eating behaviors a bit better! And toward the end of the episode, Dr. Vieira answers questions from parents just like you. Today’s question ..read more
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Ep. 14: Toddler Mental Health - 1 to 3 years - Toddler Play & Learning: Help! My Child is a Loner!
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
1y ago
Got a toddler who’d rather play with a potato than other children? Fear not! In this episode, Dr. Vieira dives into the 6 stages of early childhood play, odd toddler behaviors that are actually play schemas, and the value of play for children – hint: it’s so important it’s been deemed a basic human right. In this episode learn more about why your toddler loves to spin around in circles or carry rocks from one part of the garden to another, and get some ideas for how to encourage fun, safe, and educational play for your toddler. And toward the end of episode, Dr. Vieira answers questions from p ..read more
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Ep. 13: Toddler Mental Health - 1 to 3 years - Toddler Behavior: Tricky Toddler Behaviors and How to Handle Them
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
1y ago
Toddlers and their wild behavior! In this episode, Dr. Vieira dives into common tricky toddler behaviors such as hitting, biting, refusing to share and being afraid to interact with new people or in new situations. Tune in to learn why toddlers bite, whether your parenting style is contributing to childhood anxiety, and how to parent so your toddler feels confident enough to explore on her own. And toward the end of each episode, Dr. Vieira answers questions from parents just like you. Today’s questions cover topics like how to stop toddler hitting, what to do if your two-year-old won’t get dr ..read more
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Ep. 12: Toddler Mental Health - 1 to 3 years - Toddler Brain Development: The Amazing Neuroplasticity
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
2y ago
If you have a toddler, you know for certain they keep you on your toes! With a toddler, every day is different, and this is in part due to their rapidly developing brains. In this episode, Dr. Vieira dives into the amazing cognitive changes your child goes through in toddlerhood. Tune in to learn why your toddler seems — or is — so self-centered. Understand the value of imaginary friends and why sharing is harder for two-year-olds than older children. And toward the end of each episode, Dr. Vieira answers questions from parents just like you. Today’s questions cover topics like appropriate amo ..read more
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Ep. 11: Infant Mental Health – Womb to 12 months - Infant feeding: Help! How much, how often, and breastmilk or formula?
Genius Little Minds with Dr. Madeleine Vieira
by Dr. Madeleine Vieira
2y ago
In this episode, Dr. Vieira explores the many ways you can feed your infant! There is no one-size-fits-all approach to feeding, so tune in to learn about exclusive breastfeeding, exclusive formula feeding, or supplemented feeding, which may include both. When and how to introduce solid foods is also covered, as well as bottle refusal, common hunger cues and tips for how to spot them. And toward the end of each episode, Dr. Vieira answers questions from parents just like you. Today’s questions cover topics like struggles with breastfeeding and inducing lactation. Follow Dr. Vieira on: Instagram ..read more
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