Many reasons for the increase in childhood obesity seem intuitive. This risk factor may come as a surprise!
Could your baby's teething gel be dangerous? According to the FDA, benzocaine, which is used in teething gels shouldn't be used on children under two years of age. Check out this tips for easing teething symptoms.
Adults and children alike are constantly staring at a screen. We have become increasingly dependent upon the technology. Screen-Free Week is a time for participants to turn off and "tune in" plugging into life instead!
Looking for some healthy alternatives to cookies; some quick and healthy breakfast cookies to eat on-the-go. Missy Lapine Chase, the Sneaky Chef, has recipe ideas for you:
There's a popular myth -- one of several surrounding autism -- that you can't diagnose this disease until a child is well into childhood. In reality, the signs are evident as early as 18 months of age, or sometimes even sooner. The signs often show up early in a baby's life: He doesn't babble or coo like other infants. Later, he may fail to gesture, point or make eye contact.
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.