According to the American Humane Society, dog bites are the number one public health problem for children. With more than 40 percent of all reported dog bites involving children, it is important to teach your children some general safety rules when it comes to dogs.
The most common mistake parents make when buying a family dog is choosing a dog that is cute or the right size rather than considering breed and temperament. Dogs should be solidly built - able to take roughhousing by children, patient and gentle in nature.
Over the years, cats have been notoriously (and unfairly) pegged as unfriendly toward children. While there are certainly breeds that are less comfortable with active children, there are a large number of breeds that are very kid-friendly.
Your toddler hasn't shown any interest in playing with other children. In fact, you've noticed that he'd rather play quietly with his blocks in the corner than join in any group activities. Should you be concerned? Read on for the answer and a list of important milestones to watch for on the play front.
You've just started your two-year-old in a new childcare arrangement. You're thrilled with his new childcare provider, but he doesn't want anything to do with her. He protests loudly when it's time for you to say goodbye and you drive to work feeling miserable about the entire situation.
We all know at least one Cindy Crawford-type: a new mom who was able to slip into her skin-tight workout leotard within days of giving birth. What we sometimes forget, however, is that the Cindy Crawford's of the world are the exception rather than the rule: it takes most of us a lot longer than a couple of days to get back in shape after giving birth!
It's a beautiful day and you've decided to try out your new jogging stroller with baby and dog in tow. Before your baby came along, you and your furry friend logged countless miles jogging around the neighborhood.
"Our twins are one year old, but they are still waking up a lot at night, and it usually falls to me to deal with them. What can I do before I go out of my mind with sleep deprivation?"
Some women are ready to plunge into another pregnancy while they still have one or more children in diapers, others don't even want to think about seeing the pregnancy test come back positive again until their youngest child hops on the school bus for kindergarten! Here are some factors to consider when you're trying to decide whether you're ready to have another baby.