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Potty Training in Public – When Your Child is Afraid to Use a Public Bathroom

You’ve cleared a major hurdle in potty-training – your child has learned to use the bathroom successfully – but once you leave your house it’s a different story entirely. Your child becomes fearful and agitated and refuses to “go” in a strange bathroom. If you feel like you’re stuck in this situation, you’re not alone. » Read more

Best Friends Or Bitter Enemies: Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

By Nancy Da Silva

When you bring your first child home from the hospital, the whole family is abuzz with joy and anticipation. The first smile, first word, first step are all milestones that make your baby the center of attention. He revels in learning exactly what it will take to make his parents light up and shower him with affection. » Read more

Should Babies and Toddlers Watch Television

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

So much television programming is aimed at young children. Much of it appears to be educational: teaching the ABCs and life skills. When is it appropriate to introduce a baby to television, and what do parents need to know about this topic? » Read more

Ready to Stop Co-Sleeping?

How to Get Your Toddler Out of Your Bed » Read more

Aggressive Toddlers: Bullies In Training?

By Nancy Da Silva

The world can be a scary place for little ones. Everyone and almost everything is bigger than they are. They have no real control over where they go or what they do. Some children are shy and intimidated by the world around them so they become withdrawn. With age and guidance, most kids come out of their shells and grow up to be confident children. » Read more

The Baby Blues

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care I remember when I was lying in my hospital bed after the birth of my fourth child, Coleton. I had endured a full day of labor and a difficult delivery (who says the fourth one comes easily?), and I was tired beyond explanation. After the relief of seeing my precious new child came an uncontrollable feeling to close my eyes and sleep. As my husband cradled newborn Coleton, I drifted off; my parting thoughts were, “I can’t do this. I don’t have the energy. » Read more

Childbirth Grief: When Childbirth Doesn't Go the Way You Planned It

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Many of us dream of the day we’ll have a baby.  We know that delivery will be painful and challenging, but we expect it to be miraculous.  We also expect that we’ll be able to plan and decide how our childbirth will happen.  But often, the whole experience doesn’t go according to plan.  And when it isn’t what we hoped, we can experience anything from » Read more