Choosing someone to care for your child is a big responsibility -- one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. That's why it's important to avoid making any of these all-too-common mistakes. Within this article, you find a list of daycare problems as well as methods to overcome.
Your child has been sick. You need to be at work. When can he return to daycare? Do siblings need to stay home? Since illnesses are transmitted differently, answer can vary. Find out for these common diseases (listed in alphabetical order:
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.
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.
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.
You've bought your kids toboggans, hockey sticks, and cross-country skis. You've signed them up for indoor soccer, swimming lessons, and gymnastics classes. You've told them all about the benefits of physical fitness. In fact, you've done everything possible to encourage your kids to put down the TV remote and get physically active. Or have you?
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!
I have a confession to make. My kids do a lot more work around the house than I ever did as a kid. For some reason, my parents let me get well into my teen years before introducing me to that mysterious appliance known as a washing machine.