children

Is Your Child Stressed Out? Know the Signs

Most of us tend to look back on childhood as an easy time in our lives, especially compared to the stress of adulthood. But that doesn’t make childhood stress any less real. We tend to forget that our kids can get stressed out as well. Sometimes a child's stress from school can negatively affect other areas of life, causing behavioral changes. » Read more

Failure to Thrive

By JustMommies

Many parents look forward to going to their child's well baby checks and finding out how big their child is getting. One of the biggest things a mom wants to see is where their child is on the growth chart. But when a child is having growth issues, doctor's visits can be filled with worry and anxiety. When looking at your child's growth chart you should see a continuous upward pattern. » Read more

Ear Infections

By JustMommies

The thought of your child wincing in pain or tugging at her ear is enough to upset any mother. Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses seen in children. Up to 3/4 of children will have experienced an ear infection by the age of three. » Read more

Pilgrims Unit Study

In this unit study you will learn about the Pilgrims' voyage from England to America on the Mayflower. Your students will learn about how the Pilgrims lived and why they wanted to travel all the way to America. They will also learn about the Pilgrims first Thanksgiving. » Read more

Handwriting Worksheets

Handwriting takes practice. We have created worksheets for your child to practice writing and forming her letters. Click on the links below for handwriting worksheets for each letter of the alphabet. » Read more

Kids in the Delivery Room

Having your older children with you in the delivery room while you give birth is not such a radical idea. Not too many generations ago, babies were born at home with the help of a family doctor or midwife, and childbirth was simply a fact of life for older siblings. » Read more

Food Allergies and Children

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

uts are common allergen among children and they can cause one of the more severe, even life- threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis.    Only about 6 percent of all children have clinically diagnosed food allergies. » Read more

Eczema in Children

By Rebecca Pillar

Eczema is a scary sounding word used to describe skin inflammation -- also known as dermatitis. It is important to understand that eczema is not contagious. Although eczema is most common in children under two -- children, adolescents and some adults do tend to have flare ups. » Read more

Common Vision Disorders in Children

By JustMommies

According to a 1991-1994 CDC study of metropolitan Atlanta area children, approximately 9 in every 10,000 children ages 3 to 10 have low vision or blindness. Two thirds of the children had other disabilities besides having vision impairment. The World Health Organization defines low vision as a visual acuity of 20/70 to 20/400 with the best possible correction. » Read more

Bedwetting Basics

By JustMommies

Bedwetting is a cause of frustration for many parents. If you are like me, you may have gone through countless articles looking for the magic cure to your child's bedwetting problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for bedwetting. Bedwetting in children under five is considered normal. » Read more