Buckling up for a drive? There's new advice when it comes to car seats and booster seats. Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics are recommending parents keep their kids in those seats longer.
When children misbehave, our gut reaction is to do whatever we can to stop it and stop it fast! There are big problems with this approach. Instead of reacting, have your response focus on the core issue and teach the child how to resolve that core issue through positive behavior.
The daily grind. Another day in paradise sans paradise. You get up at an indescribable hour to begin preparation for the day ahead. You quietly tiptoe around to try not to wake the sleeping children so that you can have those ever-sought-after moments of peace in the shower alone.
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.
Parents anticipate potty training as the milestone that will take us from diaper duty to a modicum of freedom. We know we will still have clean up little spills, wipe bums and do laundry twice a day until the little gaffer gets the hang of things; yet we clamor towards that small light at the end of the diaper genie that seems to signify a tiny morsel of freedom.
If you're the parent of an infant or toddler, you may not have encountered Picky Eating...yet. If you want kids who don't put up a fight every time every time a new dish or a vegetable is set before them -- start thinking now, in the early eating days, about your food and dining choices. It's not too early to put these eight quick tips in place.
Working mothers are not all the same. Why then are 16 million working mothers treated as one undifferentiated group?
It's not like you ask that rooms be sparkling. You just don't want to be tripping on toys when you check on them at night. What can you do to persuade kids to keep on top of the clutter?