parenting

Handling Unwanted Advice

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

“Help! I’m getting so frustrated with the endless stream of advice I get from my mother-in-law and brother! No matter what I do, I’m doing it wrong. I love them both, but how do I get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted advice?” » Read more

Friend or Parent: Striking the right balance

One of the questions I hear from time to time is how to determine when a mom needs to be an authority figure for her kids, and when she can be a friend.  Does she have to be one or the other?  Let’s look at each side of the equation. » Read more

Slow Pokes & Lolly Gaggers

5 Great Time Management Skills to Teach Your Kids » Read more

Beg, Bargain and Bribe

5 Tips for Turning Bad Habits into Effective Parenting » Read more

Your Tattling Toddler

By Nancy Da Silva

Think of the biggest gossip in your group of friends. If you can’t pick one out, chances are it’s you. If you were to trace that person back to their childhood, there’d be a pretty good possibility that they were a notorious tattle tale. People gossip and children tattle for pretty much the same reasons. It gains them attention and makes them feel important. » Read more

The Four Parts to Discipline

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution

From The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill) by Elizabeth Pantley » Read more

Picky Eaters: Your Child’s Diet

By Nancy Da Silva

Walk into any supermarket and you’ll see the panicked faces of parents as they try to quickly bypass the cereal aisle. » Read more

Let's Talk About Potty Training

So you think your child is ready for the potty? Here are some questions you might want to ask before you start potty training.  » Read more

Baby, Toddler and Child Proofing Your Home - The How-To Guide

By Jennifer Sprague, High Top Baby Designs

From the time your baby first rolls over, one of your first thoughts for them turns to there safety. Because if your like me, I did not even think about baby, child or toddler proofing my house till then. When starting to think about baby/child proofing, there is just so much to think about, and consider. » Read more

Get Your Toddler to Cooperate

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation

Toddlers and preschoolers require finesse to gain their cooperation, because they have not yet reached the age at which they can see and understand the whole picture, so simply explaining what you want doesn’t always work. » Read more