A collection of the tried and tested home remedies for diaper rash (nappy rash), proven to work quickly and safely to relieve your baby's discomfort.
From alcoholic names to poser cowboy names to poser aristocrat names, a list of baby names that I wish people would not give their children!
Being a parent to a newborn is hard enough. See how this solution helped me regain my sanity and helped my little one and me get a break from the sleepless nights.
Though the paisley diaper bag is stocked with supplies, some fathers may feel awkward carrying it while they are on baby duty. Check out these alternatives for manly diaper bags for dads.
Tips and suggestions for making playing with toy cars fun for your kids as well as helping their development.
Does your baby have a diaper rash, but you don't want to use over-the-counter creams to treat it? This article covers a list of natural ways and products you can do and use to treat your baby's rash.
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.
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?
The mother of a child with autism cringes as she recalls the insenstive comments that magnified her grief. She shares them so people will understand how hurtful they are and stop saying them.
Toddlers and children may experience a speech delay for a variety of reasons. Use these strategies at home to encourage kids to talk.
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.
Baby sleep gadgets can make a difference in the amount of quiet time you have! Here are 5 of the best baby sleep devices available.
Outdoor play is important for early childhood development. Here are five inexpensive ideas that will make your backyard more engaging.
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.
Many women in today's society suffer from Superwoman Syndrome. These women feel the pressure that they have to do it all and do it all well. Some even turn to pill-popping to help keep them going.
The signs and symptoms of various types of abuse. How to recognize signs of abuse and what to do when you do.
Hair tourniquets occur when a baby gets a hair or thread wrapped around their toe. This can be serious if not detected early. Find out how to remove the hair at home and when to head to the doctor.
The overuse of social media, including Facebook, can have a definite impact on teenagers and parents should be aware of the potential negative effects on kids.
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.
Parenting a child takes commitment and backbone. A parent must give guidelines and discipline, with a lot of love to make a difference in a child's life. Find out the foundations of good parenting.
A step by step guide to getting these annoying critters out of your child's hair. Information on what they look like, how to tell if your child has lice, and how to get rid of them.
If your baby is peeing through their diapers every night, it will inevitably cause problems sleeping for both you and your little one. Here are 8 of the best tips for stopping nighttime diaper leaks.
Avoid the mistake of overindulgent parenting that could create self-centered, narcissistic children. Set limits with love and increase your chances of raising children who become healthy adults.
Recognizing an inflexible explosive child and what you can do to decrease your child’s frustration and angry outbursts
“You're amazing” is what today's parents love to say to their kids. But are superlatives like this meaningful or harmful? Find out ways to make praise really count so it motivates and challenges.
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.
Parents of young athletes need to be aware of traumatic brain injuries; how to treat them and how to minimize the risk.
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.
Concentrate on what's important when talking with teenagers, not things they don't need to know. Common mistakes parents make with their teens.
Many of these quirky, old-fashioned names are moving up quickly on the trend list: Trudy, Celia, Etta, and Lillian, among others. Look for your family's favorite "old-lady" names.
Modern society expects too much from mothers, which in turn makes us put too much pressure on ourselves. Here's how to take back your power and sovereignty.
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 in their own terms.
Most people have heard of the “dive reflex,” which apparently means that babies are born able to swim. But there is more to the dive reflex than most of us assume, and some of its effects may not be what you would want for your baby. If you are thinking about teaching a young baby to swim read this article first.
It's temping to tell the kids to never mention their mother, especially if she is a high conflict ex-wife. There is a better way.
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.
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.
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!
A natural playground contains elements from nature, such as trees, grass, rocks, sand, and water. It's a great place for both active play and creative play.
Being a good mom is not a race, nor is it a competition. It takes time, energy, and love. Learn about ten great goals and objectives to set for yourself when you're a new mom and how to accomplish your goals.
Not everything our parents told us when we were kids has become irrelevant. In fact, these five pieces of advice have stood the test of time and are even supported by scientific research.
This article details some of the techniques we've used to help encourage a minimalist mindset in our daughter.
This is the story of how I was affected by my controlling mother, and how I overcame the psychological consequences of overbearing parents.
When you're getting ready for a new baby, deciding what you need now and what you may never use can be pretty overwhelming. Here's my personal list of must-haves and naaaaahhhhs.
A baby bike trailer offers kids a thrill that never seems to fade. If you want to buy online or you are looking for reviews...
Premature infants must fight to survive in a world that they are not yet scheduled to enter for weeks or months. Their immature central nervous system easily becomes overstimulated. The Developmental Care Model seeks to minimize environmental stress in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and improve developmental outcomes.
Be prepared with necessary supplies for your baby or young children as well in the event of an emergency or disaster. The article includes extra items to consider for your baby or young child(ren).
Fun and simple Thanksgiving crafts, games, and activities designed for young children—but fun for the whole family.
If you're expecting your own little prince or princess, why not consider giving them a "royal" baby name?
Is your toddler sick? Learn how to treat and care for sick toddlers who may have a cold, a cough, a fever, a stomach virus, or the flu. Also learn when to call the doctor when your child is sick.
Your child has just come out to you. Now what? These days, more and more parents are being faced with homosexuality in their children as it becomes more accepted by society. Tips on how to respond.
Patterns are all around us and they help children to understand the natural order of every day life. Patterns build math vocabulary and concepts.
What you should know if CPS becomes involved in your family, based on my years of experience as a CPS worker.
Swaddling can keep baby snug while sleeping and prevent them from waking themselves due to body movement. These are the swaddling products that worked best for my baby during her first three months.
As long as parents have been naming their children, they have been drawn to names inspired by colors. From Rose to Cole, here are some favorites.
Learning how to discipline is one of the most important parts of raising your child. Many default to spanking, but there are many other ways to discipline that does not involve physical force.
With competitive job markets, and a need for people to step up and take leadership roles, it has become important that we instill strong leadership qualities in our children. Here are some tips and ideas on how to shape the future leaders of the world.
Many children have sensory processing problems that influence behavior. Children may not like being touched, may have unusual preferences in clothing, or may have limited food choices. Understanding these issues may make it easier for parents and teachers to deal with children’s problem behaviors.
Some parents dread, “the talk.” However, talking to your daughter about puberty can be reframed from drudgery to a rite of passage. Learn how to talk with your daughter with confidence and reverence.
This advice is relevant in recovering from ANY abusive relationship, not just at the hands of narcissistic parents, but also spouses/lovers, siblings, bosses, etc.
Many parents claim that they have their children's best interests at heart. However, they employ methods that oftentimes demolish and destroy their children's sense of self-worth.
Childhood memories are the ones that will remain for a lifetime. Here are ways you can create beautiful memories for your children.
The lessons we learn in life become the tools we carry with us everywhere. Here are 6 life lessons I've learned being a stepmom...
You spend hours each week planning menus, shopping for food, and preparing home cooked meals for your family, only to have your child look at it and say "Gross!" Let's end that habit for good!
If you are considering moving to Hawaii with your children (or future children), I have some tips and advice on schools, safety, and cost of living
Here’s what I learned in the process of training my son to use the potty and other potty training tips and techniques.
Letting go of your children as they grow into adults is an art form. Here's how to start preparing yourself...
This article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.
Your child has head lice and you can't seem to get rid of it. What do you do? Just live with the little buggers? Here's my tried-and-true tips on how to get rid of head lice once and for all!
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.
Deciding when to start a family 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.
If you're looking for a first name that has something to do with the deserts of our planet, then this is the place for you.
Do you have a teen who drives you crazy? Many things that trouble us about our kids at this stage of development—negativity, self-absorption, poor choices—are normal and no cause for alarm.
If you feel like you can't survive one more sleepless night or napless day, here's how to start the sleep training process.
Parenting styles can be an important indicator of childhood outcomes. The style of parenting you choose to use does not necessarily doom your child or guaranteesuccess. Knowing how different parenting styles effect most children, however, can go a long way in helping parents find the right fit for their family.
Engaging children is easy when you know how. It can be difficult at first (believe me I know!) but follow the tips below and you will soon find that engaging with children and keeping their attention has become second nature. If you don't have a...
I am sharing with you the things I've learned being a parent to an 11-year-old boy. Topics include independence, girls, setting rules, friends, and the importance of family time.
Studies show grit is key to succeeding at school, on the job, and in life. But parents often do things that cripple their children, making them less capable and confident when pursuing their goals.
Humans have so much in common with the oceans, much more than we care to admit at times. Why not make a name reflect that?
If you are a parent travelling solo with a baby or small children, learn from my mistakes and make your trip go smoothly. I’ve run of nappies/diapers while stranded overnight so you don’t have to, I’ve left the toddler’s favourite blanket in a suitcase that went astray so you don’t have to…
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.
Serious Childhood Illnesses: What you need to know RSV, Croup, and Whooping Cough in kids, how to treat them, and how to prevent them.
A teacher explains the mistakes parents keep making with their kids. If you're not putting your marriage first, or becoming too emotionally enmeshed with your child, you're going down the wrong path.
Why growing up as a military brat is a unique experience. My childhood as a Navy Junior, daughter of a career Naval officer and Annapolis grad shaped me more than I ever knew
What do you really need for your newborn baby? There are many products on the market, many of which you'll never use. A checklist of items you will need before you bring your baby home!
What is the difference between picky eating and a feeding problem? Learn the top ten signs that signal the need for medical investigation of picky eating in children.
I worried so much about my autistic son. Could he survive at a regular school, play sports, get a job? I worried most about whether he could make friends. The answer was "yes" with some help from me!
Should children have the right to participate in decisions or should they be protected from decision making? This hub discusses the options and pros and cons of each.
Having a black-sounding name can subject a person to prejudice and employment discrimination. Parents should be aware of this when naming their children.
So you've noticed that your child is playing with an imaginary friend. Should you worry? Should you take him to a psychiatrist? Read on to find out more about imaginary buddies.
Help your baby sleep through the night as kindly and gently as possible. Use these 7 Top tips to help your baby fall into a deep and peaceful sleep...