Potty training can be tough on your toddler — and on mom and dad. If you aren’t armed with the right potty training tips, the whole process can feel arduous and at times even hopeless.
How a child feels about themselves can determine a lot in their lives. A child with strong self-worth will feel more confident about their social and academic skills, exhibit well-deserved pride in their accomplishments and believe they will be accepted for who they are. These traits can help them succeed in life.
Binky, pacifier, dummy, paci, soother: whatever you call them, pacifiers are lifesavers during those early months and years. You’ll hear many unsolicited opinions on pacifiers, sometimes from total strangers, often discouraging use. The good news: Doctors agree that pacifiers are perfectly safe and may even help your baby in some ways.
The arrival of summer means a whole new set of family outdoor activities you can enjoy. Spending time in nature offers many benefits. You and your children get more exercise, an infusion of Vitamin D from the sun and an invigorating experience that will have everyone ready to drop into bed when you get home.
Kindergarten is a huge milestone for you and your child, but it doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Preparing for this next stage in your life puts you at ease. Follow these tips for first-time kindergarten parents to make the transition easier for both of you.
Have you ever heard of sensory activities for toddlers? They offer fun ways for kids to use their senses. They most often focus on touch, letting toddlers feel something that gives them a surprising sensation, such as sticky, gooey, soft, rough, wet or smooth.
Summertime is here. The sun is shining, the pool is calling and the kids are off school at last. Having the kids off school is always great — for a few weeks. But it doesn’t take long for the kids to get bored and start looking for something exciting to do.
When your newborn arrives, you may be eager to get back to your workout routine, to build up the muscle tone you lost during the time you carried your sweet baby. But you may be wondering how to fit in your workouts around your infant’s busy schedule of eating, playing and diaper changes. There’s no time to run to the gym or even pop in a workout DVD.
The time has come — kindergarten is just around the corner. Your child is about to enter the real world.
It seems like kids always need new clothes. If they don’t wear holes in the knees or stain their shirts, they outgrow them before you know it. Keeping the budget in check while keeping up with your child’s clothing needs is sometimes a challenge.