Tummy time is very important for any baby. While many babies don't like this position at first, you can encourage your baby by joining him or her on the floor, for playtime. Remember, babies only need to be on their back when sleeping!
Since 1994, the "Back to Sleep" national campaign to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death sydrome has dramatically decreased the number of infant deaths from SIDS. However, certain neck positional problems have increased. One of these is torticollis (wry neck).
There is a silent epidemic spreading throughout America. It is insidious and ravaging, and its victims are our children. What is it? Overweight and obesity in children has emerged as a serious threat to our nation's health.
Next time you're browsing the shelves of children's and young adult's literature at the school library or local bookstore, consciously tally up the number of boy character names versus girl character names on the dust jacket synopses. You might be surprised -- and not in a good way!
How do you get a man to do his share of the housework? If you are like most women you've faced this question the hard way: in an argument with your husband. Here's a man's take on this troublesome issue.
There are certain words spoken by a child that can send a shiver of panic through every parental nerve ending. "My Gymbo's gone!"
Most children, sometime in their early bedtime careers, take a liking to sleeping with a stuffed animal, cuddly clown, small blanket or ...
Did you know that playgroups are one of the best ways for kids to learn friendship-making skills as well as build their self-esteem? So whether you're wondering how to start a playgroup or improve the one your child is already in, here are a few important secrets I've learned...
When you have a reluctant or struggling reader on your hands, it fills you with anxiety and concern about how best to intervene. Studies show that as students move through the grades, voluntary reading decreases and negative attitudes toward reading rise.
For this dream to come true, children must feel safe, loved, and valued. And most importantly, they must love and value themselves -- not just for what they look like or achieve, but for the very essence of who they are.
It's important to protect and reassure our children in today's turbulent times; it's also important to focus on courage and understanding. If we completely shield our children from every challenging situation, they are likely to become more vulnerable to manipulation, fear and intimidation