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Potty Training

handling the potty training accidents

How should we handle toilet training accidents? Handle accidents as matter-of-factly as possible. A...

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Getting them started with music

I love the discipline and focus I have seen in older children who are serious about music, and I wan...

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Aap Noot Mies A Little Store With Trendy Shoes

Hello Aap Noot Mies is a little shoe store for kids located in Belgium, who recently opened her...

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Helicopter Parenting: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Helicopter parenting is a term that was coined for over-parenting during the 1990s. It refers to a parent who hovers over their child constantly – like a helicopter – and watches their every move. This can have an adverse effect when the parent steps in to solve all of the child's problems in life. » Read more

Inhabitots on JustMommies: Best New Eco-Friendly Toys for Tots

By Inhabitots

Inhabitots recently attended the 2012 American International Toy Fair, and we were so delighted by all of the great, innovative new toys we can't wait to try out wi » Read more

Inhabitots on JustMommies: Squeaky Clean and Green Bathtime Fun for Babies And Tots

By Inhabitots

Every parent knows that a child's bath time ritual means more than just getting clean. There's also plenty of fun to be had while soaking in the suds, with well-designed bath toys that are engaging, entertaining and eco-friendly. Here are some of our top picks of non-toxic tub toys that will keep your kiddo happily occupied while you get him squeaky clean. » Read more

Inhabitots on JustMommies: Easy Ways to Organize Kids' Bedrooms & Playrooms

By Inhabitots

A new year is all about fresh starts, and getting organized is one of the easiest ways to streamline your home and rejuvenate your surroundings. » Read more

Toddler Spends Big Money Online!

A 3-year-old girl managed to bid in an online auction – and won an item for $12,300! That is, until her mother woke up from a nap and learned the big news! » Read more

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

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

Whining: When The Apple Of Your Eye Drives You Bananas

By Nancy Da Silva

You thought you had been through the worst of it once your baby’s colic passed. Nothing could be possibly worse than that, right? Think again. If there is one thing that drives usually sane parents batty it’s the incessant whining of their toddler. » Read more

When Others Try To Discipline Your Child

By Nancy Da Silva

You’re over at someone else’s house and your little one breaks something or throws a tantrum. This person then proceeds to swat your child on the bum or slap their hand. How do you react? » Read more

To Spank Or Not To Spank

By Nancy Da Silva

Mention the issue of spanking and you’ll find most people fall into two very firm camps. You either do or you don’t and there’s usually no wavering on the subject. For some parents, spanking is nothing more than another disciplinary tool, no more out of line than time outs or removing privileges. » Read more