The Family Dinner

by Archer Crosley

If I had to stress one thing that you could do for your family to enhance its quality and productivity, it would be the family dinner or meal.

I believe there should be one meal per day where the family gets together and shares a common experience.

The family dinner is not just a time to exchange pleasantries; the family dinner is when the family sits down and reviews family affairs. How are the kids doing in school? Is Johnny cleaning is room? Where would they all like to go on summer vacation?

Babies Love a Good Massage

by Arindam Chattopadhyaya

Babies, too, like a massage, and it helps them to relax, sleep better, and sometimes, digest their food. Strokes that are used to massage an adult can be used on babies. You need to learn by practice what your child enjoys most.

Some points to remember while massaging your baby:

  • He/she will not stay still for long periods of time
  • The strokes will have to be gentle, and smaller to adapt to the baby's body
  • Depending on the age, the child can be placed in your lap or on a floor towel during the massage

A 12-Step Program to Help Your Toddler with Separation Anxiety

Laura Markham's picture

The crumpled face, the arms velcro-locked around your knees, the wail that rips through your heart. Virtually every parent who has left a toddler with a caregiver has experienced this. It's the normal response of a securely attached toddler who protests what she perceives as a life-threatening separation from her mother.