Are you in the face of the toddler tantrums and sibling squabbles? Are you tired of the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach after you've yelled at your child? You're not alone. Child development expert, Kimberley Blaine offers parents positive discipline alternatives that will yield great results.
The beauty of this age is that it takes very little effort on your part to keep your baby engaged and happy. YOU are the favorite toy. Your baby is all about being the center of attention and will bask in every conversation and silly face you make.
The calico cat and the gingham dog or your kids? In the midst of their argument it can be hard to tell the difference. Jody Pawel shares tips that enable children to solve sibling conflict respectfully.
The real secret here is to try and minimize conditions that break down sibling relationships that can cause long-lasting resentment.
Your baby's permanent eye color begins to form this month. His eyesight is also greatly improved. He has received lots of attention by the third month, and that's good. Do you have older children in the home? How are they doing?
Explaining the process to children is easier than you think. Whoever came up with this statement never taught preschool while pregnant!
From the start, treat each of your children in a special way. With new additions to the family, continue to make your other children feel special and give them extra time and attention.
Many women worry about leaving their older child when they go to the hospital to give birth to their baby. It doesn't help that labor is by definition unpredictable in both timing and length, making it even harder to prepare a child who is often little more than a baby himself.
Your six-month-old is happily gurgling in his bouncy seat on the floor of the family room, mouthing his rattle. Your two-year-old is playing with his cars nearby. You've just entered the kitchen to get dinner started, when the baby's wails signal that once again, your two-year-old has grabbed the baby's rattle and whacked him with it.