When you have a family, there's a lot to think about. Building a safe, secure home is one of the top priorities for all parents. From selecting reliable products during the construction of a home to monitoring children at play, creating a safe environment is an ongoing task for parents.
Toddlers and small children face a host of possible safety issues every time they enter a bathroom. Thinking about potential pitfalls of the bathroom from a small child's point of view helps to create a safe and enjoyable environment for the whole family.
In this opinion piece, the author feels that baby formula should be available by prescription only. Breast milk should be the choice for optimal development, from a nutritional and developmental stance.
by Joseph Garcia
Communication is one of the first challenges babies encounter. When children begin to communicate, they attempt to arrange in their minds the world around them and begin to understand and react to situations. The child observes and experiments with life to gain knowledge and confidence. Communication plays a critical role in helping the child interact with the world and become socially engaged.
Raising readers is not about teaching young children to read. It is about helping children to enjoy reading and language by exposing them to colorful, wonderful books. Want to find out how to raise a reader? Check out these steps and you'll find you are on your way!
Parents are amazed at what babies can say!
We all know that communication is an essential component of a child's development. Infants are able to make sense of our complex world long before they can talk. Do you wish your baby could tell you such things as "I'm hungry," "I'm thirsty," "I have an earache" before they can speak? Parents are amazed how much earlier a hearing baby can communicate with their hands using American Sign Language.
Ensuring your kitchen is childproof is essential for proper safety. Taking a few small precautions can eliminate unnecessary accidents.
It makes your skin sweat, your blood pressure climb, and causes great frustration when nothing you do seems to calm them. No wonder, when caring for a crying newborn we've muttered to ourselves, "Why couldn't they just come with a crying off-switch?" Well, perhaps they do and we just overlooked it!
Do you have little kids in the house? They love creative crafts and then, of course, they want to give their creations to someone they love as a gift, eager for applause. With Christmas coming, start a craft box with a few basic supplies so they can make amazing little gifts for family, friends and teachers. A handmade gift is always special and unique. There is pleasure in the making and then more pleasure in the giving.