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  • Want to cloth diaper for the first time but have no idea where to start? Here's what I used to cloth diaper my girls from infancy through toddlerhood and what I would have added to my registry in hindsight.

    Cloth Diapering Basics: 10 Things You'll Use Every Day

    Cloth Diapering Basics: 10 Things You'll Use Every Day

    by Kierstin Gunsberg2

  • Even natural toothpastes aimed at toddlers can contain ingredients that you would not want your child to swallow. This article reviews several natural toothpastes, taking a close look at ingredients as well as taste.

    Best Natural Toothpastes for Kids

    Best Natural Toothpastes for Kids

    by Yvonne Spence14

  • Recycle toilet paper rolls into binoculars, a kazoo, race tracks, marble runs, and other fun toys for toddlers. These inexpensive crafts will inspire a lot of imaginative play!

    Using Cardboard Tubes for Toddler Toys

    Using Cardboard Tubes for Toddler Toys

    by Leah Lefler32

  • It can be hard to find books that your toddler will enjoy, but these books are proven winners. You'll be reading these books to your child over and over again.

    Books Your Toddler Will Love

    Books Your Toddler Will Love

    by Cassidy Cornblatt0

  • Toddler Behavior: Struggle with toddler nap times? Have a picky eater? Need help with toddler potty training? This article helps parents navigate through this important stage of life. Tips included!

    Toddler Behavior: Why Do Toddlers Act Like That?

    Toddler Behavior: Why Do Toddlers Act Like That?

    by Marissa22

  • Want to start writing about your experiences as a mom? Here are lots of ideas for topics that can inspire, encourage and entertain. We've all been there!

    135 Blog Topic Ideas for Moms

    135 Blog Topic Ideas for Moms

    by Virginia Kearney18

  • When my 4-year-old son was diagnosed with autism, I worried about his future. Could he attend public school, go to college, and get a job? Given his limited social skills, though, the thing I worried about most was whether he'd have friends. With my help, he most definitely did!

    How Parents Can Help Their Autistic Children Make Friends

    How Parents Can Help Their Autistic Children Make Friends

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • Although a lot of media attention is given to marijuana or other illicit drug use, alcohol remains the number one drug of choice for many teens despite the long-term dangers.

    10 Dangers and Problems of Teenage Drinking

    10 Dangers and Problems of Teenage Drinking

    by Charlie Claywell2

  • Doing a treasure hunt at home is a great way for the family to spend some quality time together. In this article, I will give you some tips and tricks on making a treasure hunt at home with a completed treasure hunt as an example.

    How to Make a Treasure Hunt at Home for Kids

    How to Make a Treasure Hunt at Home for Kids

    by Jon Sigurdsson2

  • From math to science to learning to read, many animated tv shows enhance a child's learning. Here is a list of fantastic shows that will keep your child learning the entire time.

    The Best Educational Cartoon TV Shows for Kids

    The Best Educational Cartoon TV Shows for Kids

    by cardelean20

  • Cooking with kids is a great way to help boost their reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, environmental awareness, patience, sense of self-esteem, and willingness to try new foods!

    Why I Cook With My Children

    Why I Cook With My Children

    by Jess Schatzel1

  • Speech and language delays are a concern for many parents, who wonder if their child is simply a "late talker"or if there is a true language disorder present. Learn the signs of a language delay: early intervention is vital to successful treatment.

    Delays in Toddler Language Development

    Delays in Toddler Language Development

    by Leah Lefler12

  • Want to buy infant formula that's hypoallergenic, dairy-free or lactose-free? They're useful when baby has dairy or soy allergy or intolerance, suffers with colic. stomach ache, gas or spit up. Maybe you're vegan or Jewish or Muslim and need a specialist formula for lifestyle reasons...

    Hypoallergenic, Dairy-Free, Soy and Lactose-Free Baby Formulas

    Hypoallergenic, Dairy-Free, Soy and Lactose-Free Baby Formulas

    by Susana Smith25

  • Self-absorption, negativity, an inability to plan ahead...these are characteristics of teens that can drive moms and dads nutty. When parents appreciate that their kids' brains are still developing, though, and this behavior is normal, they can relax, stop worrying, and sail through the teen years.

    6 Tips for Parenting Teens so You Enjoy It, Not Just Survive It

    6 Tips for Parenting Teens so You Enjoy It, Not Just Survive It

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • With the right programming, a television can provide entertainment and education for children. However, as we all know, it contains a significant amount of negative images. Learn more about its influence and how to counteract it.

    Television Violence and Children

    Television Violence and Children

    by Ruth Coffee49

  • Moms and dads nag their kids even though research shows it's highly ineffective and damages the parent-child relationship. If they take the time to figure out why they resort to badgering, they can stop this destructive habit and find better ways to motivate their youngsters.

    5 Compelling Reasons Why Parents Should Stop Nagging Their Kids

    5 Compelling Reasons Why Parents Should Stop Nagging Their Kids

    by McKenna Meyers10

  • Helping children cope with death is one of the hardest things you will encounter. But the most important thing is to let them deal with death on their terms.

    How to Help Children Cope With Death and Loss

    How to Help Children Cope With Death and Loss

    by Angela Michelle Schultz14

  • Research shows that over-the-top accolades are not only meaningless to kids but can actually be detrimental to them. Instead of piling on the praise, parents should motivate their youngsters by recognizing their effort, improvement, persistence, and willingness to take on new challenges.

    12 Ways for Parents to Praise a Child Other Than "You're Amazing"

    12 Ways for Parents to Praise a Child Other Than "You're Amazing"

    by McKenna Meyers6

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  • Whether you are planting in a windowsill, flowerpots, raised beds, or a large garden, there are infinite ways to get kids involved in planning, planting, and maintaining a garden.

    Gardening With Your Kids

    Gardening With Your Kids

    by Jess Schatzel2

  • The weather is finally getting warmer and the days are growing longer. It's time to get outside with the kids and do fun things that cost virtually nothing. Go on a scavenger hunt. Eat green eggs and ham to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. Make a "bug bottle," and learn how to compost!

    8 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Spring

    8 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Spring

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • Here are six rounds of Family Feud questions for kids. It's a great game for encouraging kids to build reasoning and recollection skills, imagine how others think, and have fun with each other.

    Family Feud Questions for Kids

    Family Feud Questions for Kids

    by Sam Mendoran31

  • Ankyloglossia, aka "tongue-tie", is a congenital oral anomaly that may decrease the mobility of the tongue tip. It is caused by an unusually short, thick lingual frenulum, a membrane connecting the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.

    Infant Ankyloglossia Tongue-Tie: What You Need to Know

    Infant Ankyloglossia Tongue-Tie: What You Need to Know

    by Debra Roberts10

  • It's important to understand the positive and negative effects of technology on kids so that you can make the best decisions possible for your children and what they are exposed to. Technology isn't all bad—it has some great positives—but you need to truly understand the scary side of it.

    The Positive and Negative Effects of Technology on Kids

    The Positive and Negative Effects of Technology on Kids

    by Victoria Van Ness12

  • A parent lets go of her child during stages of child development, allowing the child to grow up and eventually become independent. This can be more difficult for the parent than it is for the child.

    How to Let Go and Let Your Child Grow Up

    How to Let Go and Let Your Child Grow Up

    by Janis Leslie Evans103

  • "I’m so bored! Why don’t we ever do ANYTHING?!” Are you sick of hearing that from your kids? Being stuck at home is hard, especially for children. Here are ten easy, cheap-to-free things to do with kids at home to keep them active and you sane.

    10 Easy Things to Do With Kids While at Home

    10 Easy Things to Do With Kids While at Home

    by Michelle Hovorka Oxner2

  • Learn the rules to some easy and classic card games which are good to play with children. With classics like Snap, Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights and Rummy, card games are a great way to spend some family time together.

    15 Simple, Easy and Fun Classic Card Games for Kids

    15 Simple, Easy and Fun Classic Card Games for Kids

    by Marianne Sherret13

  • Are kids these days being pushed too far with sports, after school activities, clubs, and all the things their parents wished they had as children? Is over scheduling crushing little spirits and minds?

    Overworked Children and Their Parents

    Overworked Children and Their Parents

    by Theophanes Avery31

  • As adults, women who grew up with emotionally absent mothers can feel flat. Because their inner world got ignored as children, they may not know how to nurture it now. But by understanding their past they can make peace with it, embrace all their feelings, and say goodbye to the blahs.

    How an Emotionally Absent Mother Impacts Her Daughter's Life

    How an Emotionally Absent Mother Impacts Her Daughter's Life

    by McKenna Meyers12

  • Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Chinese calendar year, and each year is named after an animal. This tale of the Chinese zodiac is an animal story based on the great race. Add it to your collection of short bedtime stories for kids.

    The 12 Chinese New Year Animals: A Zodiac Story for Kids

    The 12 Chinese New Year Animals: A Zodiac Story for Kids

    by Mazlan36

  • Deciding when to have kids can be a complicated process, but deciding when to close the book on the baby-making chapter can be even more so. Here's my top reasons for not having any more kids.

    How to Know You're Done Having Babies

    How to Know You're Done Having Babies

    by Kierstin Gunsberg11

  • A mother and teacher details 5 of the most common and consequential parenting mistakes that moms and dads make. If you're not putting your marriage first and not letting your kids fail, you're going down a perilous path. It's not too late, though, to alter course and save yourself a lot of grief.

    The 5 Worst Parenting Mistakes to Avoid at All Cost

    The 5 Worst Parenting Mistakes to Avoid at All Cost

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • Advertising is a prevalent influence in children's lives. How has it changed over the years, what effect does it have, and what can parents do to counteract its influence?

    The Influence of Advertising on Children

    The Influence of Advertising on Children

    by Ruth Coffee72

  • We recently ran across a picture for Matilda's Activity Tower on Pinterest. We immediately saw the usefulness and made one for ourselves. Learn why we love this tower and see a few changes we made.

    Why We Recommend Building Matilda's Activity Tower

    Why We Recommend Building Matilda's Activity Tower

    by Preston and Kate19

  • Modern cell phones can be great things for kids to have but they present a number of risks as well. Find out what a parent can do to protect their kids or monitor their activity.

    Cell Phone Parental Control Options

    Cell Phone Parental Control Options

    by Christine Mulberry19

  • Car insurance for teen drivers cost more since accidents by teenage drivers are the number one cause of death among teens. Tips to help decide if your teenager is ready to drive are given.

    Is My Teenager Ready to Drive?

    Is My Teenager Ready to Drive?

    by Kristin Trapp8

  • Stimulating a child's love of learning is one of the most important tasks for parents and teachers. Find out what photography can do to make it fun.

    Cameras for Kids

    Cameras for Kids

    by Ruth Coffee61

  • Reading the statistics on what happens as a premature baby grows up can frighten parents. But statistics only paint half the picture. Read this article to see how to look behind them.

    What to Expect as Your Premature Baby Grows Up

    What to Expect as Your Premature Baby Grows Up

    by Yvonne Spence21

  • Don't be bored this summer! Here are 101 fun hobbies for teenage girls; everything from playing on your phone to hanging out with friends! You're sure to find something fun to do!

    101 Fun Hobbies for Teenage Girls

    101 Fun Hobbies for Teenage Girls

    by Tatiana47

  • If you're expecting your own little prince or princess, why not consider giving them a "royal" baby name?

    Royal Baby Names

    Royal Baby Names

    by Judi Brown22

  • My cousins and I grew up with single mothers. These five assets helped us survive the odds predicted for fatherless children. They offer hope, not despair, to single mothers and fatherless children.

    How Can Fatherless Children Survive the Odds?

    How Can Fatherless Children Survive the Odds?

    by Dora Weithers46

  • Sometimes a stroller is needed for an older, larger child. This article reviews different stroller types for big kids, and provides examples of stroller alternatives, jogging strollers, and large umbrella strollers.

    The Best Strollers for Big Kids

    The Best Strollers for Big Kids

    by Leah Lefler67

  • Today's dads are, on the whole, much more involved than fathers have been in the past. Still, all fathers need encouragement to be present to their developing children.

    When Fathers Play With Kids

    When Fathers Play With Kids

    by Sheilamarie13

  • Teens today have it hard. Parenting teenagers is not easy, but understanding the issues they struggle with can help everyone involved. You can't help solve a problem until you know what it is. Here, I highlight the most common problems faced by teenagers today.

    10 Common Problems and Issues Teenagers Face Today

    10 Common Problems and Issues Teenagers Face Today

    by Sophie155

  • Children in the US are exposed to thousands of hours of television, internet content, billboards, magazines, and other forms of media. What effect does it have on young minds and what can parents do to counteract any negative influence? Find out more here.

    Influence of Media on Children

    Influence of Media on Children

    by Ruth Coffee194

  • Family game nights are always a great way to bond as a family, even more so if you switch it up and play truth or dare together! Try out this list of 100+ truths and dares for kids!

    100+ Fun Truth or Dare Questions for Kids

    100+ Fun Truth or Dare Questions for Kids

    by Tatiana330

  • Most of us experienced some degree of name-calling when we were kids, from siblings and classmates. But what happens to a person's psyche when those hurtful words came from their own parent? New research reveals that verbal abuse can be just as damaging as other forms of mistreatment.

    5 Reasons Parental Verbal Abuse Is Far More Damaging Than We Thought

    5 Reasons Parental Verbal Abuse Is Far More Damaging Than We Thought

    by McKenna Meyers27

  • All symptoms of ODD and bipolar disorder have resolved in my son since we started using non-flushing niacin (vitamin B3). He has been 95% symptom-free of his conditions for 11 months now. There is hope. Here's my story.

    Niacin Helps Relieve ODD, ADHD, & Bipolar Disorder

    Niacin Helps Relieve ODD, ADHD, & Bipolar Disorder

    by Willow Mattox113

  • Not only are spankings, time-outs, and digital groundings ineffective, they hurt the parent-child relationship. Moreover, they can cause long-term psychological damage. Find out what forms of discipline really work and can actually promote a child's well-being.

    How to Discipline Without Spankings, Time-Outs, & Groundings

    How to Discipline Without Spankings, Time-Outs, & Groundings

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the US. As a former fat kid, the author understands all too well its long-ranging negative impact. While concerned parents want to intervene, they often make matters worse. By focusing only on the weight and not the bigger picture, moms and dads can miss the mark.

    How to Help Your Child Lose Weight: Advice From a Former Fat Kid

    How to Help Your Child Lose Weight: Advice From a Former Fat Kid

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • How many children can one woman give birth to in a lifetime? How many children can one man father? Who is the oldest and youngest mother, father, and grand parent on record? How big was the world's heaviest infant? Perplexing questions with startling answer, all right here, along with many other reproductive records.

    The Most Amazing Human Reproductive Records

    The Most Amazing Human Reproductive Records

    by Theophanes Avery51

  • My family consists of video game fanatics. This can create some tension when handling four children who want to play video games nonstop for twenty-four hours a day. Each family has their own method of handling kids and their hobbies, but here I explain how my family monitors game time.

    Managing Your Kids' Video Game Time: Earn Games With Chores

    Managing Your Kids' Video Game Time: Earn Games With Chores

    by Jordan Mullican0

  • Be prepared for your newborn with this list of baby essentials. Learn what you need for the baby and how you can save money buying items for your new baby.

    Everything You Need for a Newborn Baby

    Everything You Need for a Newborn Baby

    by Marissa34

  • It is important to have cell phone rules for kids. Your family cell phone policy should include limits on cell phones at night and at school, and you should monitor cell phone contacts for young kids.

    6 Cell Phone Rules for Kids and Teenagers

    6 Cell Phone Rules for Kids and Teenagers

    by Kristin Trapp53

  • Fevers are a body's natural method for fighting of viral or bacterial infections. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to lower a fever—a combination of fever-reducing medications and natural fever reducers may be used to comfort a sick child.

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    by Leah Lefler22

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