For those with children, here's a look at how family life can influence sexuality. Here's an overview of the key developmental phases in children's lives, and how these might affect a woman's inclination for and enjoyment of sex.
As we now know, we can no longer separate the mind from the body, or nature from nurture. Even more important, our new knowledge will change the way we parent and teach the young.
You've done your homework, researching and interviewing to find the best care for your child, but is your caregiver-nanny, babysitter, daycare worker or family member-protected against the flu?
Kicking, crying, screaming and flying peas -- the dinner table doesn't have to be a battleground for you and your child. In fact, preventing such scenes in your kitchen is probably the best way to ensure that your child eats a satisfying meal for his stomach and your mental health.
by Colleen Pelar, CPDT, CDBC
Here's something that may really surprise you: As much as we may want our babies to sleep through the night, our own subconscious emotions sometimes hold us back from encouraging change in our babies' sleeping habits. You yourself may be the very obstacle preventing a change in a routine that disrupts your life. So let's figure out if anything is standing in your way.
I should have known right away that my son would be different from the rest. While he was in me, he never had a "schedule" like you hear about. He woke, slept and kicked whenever the heck he felt like it. My kicks were never joyous occasions; they were reasons to close my eyes and practice Lamaze breathing.
The first year of life is an exciting and challenging time in your baby's life. He will go through many changes physically, emotionally and mentally. Here is a list of developmental milestones for gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and speech/language development that are typically seen during a baby's first year.
There is sound advice available on what to do if you are at your breaking point when caring for an infant. Most commonly, we are told to place the baby in a safe place, like a crib, and walk away from the situation. A baby is much better off crying in the crib than being subject to your frustration.
Suddenly it's cool to travel with baby, and now it is practical, too. Hotels across North America are recognizing babies and babies-on-board as valuable clients with new, deluxe accommodations.