Whether you are expecting a baby or your child is already in school, if you are going back to work you will be needing childcare. The choices can be overwhelming.
Toddlers love being able to do things for themselves—and that includes feeding themselves. Many toddlers eat unsweetened oat cereals and a variety of crackers as their typical (or only!) finger foods.
As parents, we can get incredibly frustrated when our children do not listen to us. A three-year-old might continue crashing toy cars while his sister naps, an eight-year-old might not get dressed soon enough to make it to school on time, or your 13-year-old might not put the trash out.
When it comes to potty training, there are a lot of opinions as to when the “right” age to train is. If you have older friends and family, they may insist that the earlier your child is trained the better.
- Ask The Parent Coach: How Can I Get My Toddler To Keep Her Diaper On?
- The Potty Training Readiness Quiz
Earth Day has come and gone, but why not turn the 24 hour global celebration into a long-lasting commitment to live a more eco-conscious lifestyle? One simple way to help preserve the planet is to make your own toys for your kiddos to enjoy.
Every parent knows that all children develop at a different pace. While some kids seem to arrive at every growth milestone at lightning speed, others simply need a bit more time to get there. This is perhaps especially true in regard to language skills.
Have you ever seen a toddler open a present and be more enraptured by the packaging the toy came in then the actual toy itself? You’ll be talking with friends and family and look over at your toddler and notice that he’s playing with the box that expensive toy came in, instead of the toy. What does this tell us?
If your kids are old enough to have any teeth at all, chances are you've already experienced the "joys" of getting them to brush. When the first few teeth start to come in, brushing is a somewhat novel experience for little ones, but as they age, brushing dynamics shift. Toddlers want to do everything themselves, making it tough to get a good tooth brushing session.
- Your Child’s Teeth: Good Brushing, Bad Foods, and More!
- Getting a Shot: Vaccine & Immunizations Update
As parents, we have many responsibilities and worries-and child safety falls into both categories. While we are entirely responsible about keeping our crawling babies safe from electrical outlets, we must also remember to teach our tweens and teens about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and other challenges they face.
Getting your child to sleep is about much more than what happens once they get into bed. Here are some ways to establish a healthy bedtime routine each and every night: