While reading with little ones may not be exactly as you had expected, with an awareness of common baby reading behavior and some tips from the trenches, you can create a fertile soil for the love of reading and watch it grow.
The "R" word. Well, that's progress. At least we are calling it the "R" word, suggesting the entire word should not be spoken aloud. Retard. Retarded. As in, "I'm so retarded." "What a retard." Bantered about without much forethought--by most. It hurts those of us who have children who are, in fact, mentally retarded.
The first four years of life are critical for language development. How do recurrent ear infections affect your child's early literacy? Can using sign language help? Find out.
If you have your child circumcised, it's important to remember that he will feel pain, and that Acetaminophen (such as Tempra or Tylenol) or EMLA cream, which numbs the skin, will not be adequate to dull surgical pain.
Working mothers are not all the same. Why then are 16 million working mothers treated as one undifferentiated group?
Cloth diapers have come a long way over the last few years and most of the styles are as easy to use as their disposable counterpart. Here's a look at the different options:
Your baby's first Christmas can be fun -- just relax and be prepared! Happy holidays!
For an infant however, with an inability to communicate or understand either the cause or solution, the misery of constipation can be unbearable, both for him and for you! Let's get started by getting the "scoop on poop" -- or in this case, rather, the lack thereof!
This old-school form of discipline can do more harm than good. The "time-out" technique is not so effective -- and it can even lead to harmful side effects. Put this punishment to rest for good and do these simple steps for a better alternative.