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  • 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 Coffee196

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Trapp49

  • 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.

    Home Remedies for (Nappy) Diaper Rash

    Home Remedies for (Nappy) Diaper Rash

    by Alison Graham9

  • 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

  • If you think it might be time to get your child a cell phone, there are a few things to consider. Here is some info to help you make your decision.

    Best Cell Phones for Kids

    Best Cell Phones for Kids

    by Ruth Coffee28

  • 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

  • Self-absorption, bitching and moaning, extreme negativity, an inability to plan ahead...these are characteristics of teens that drive us parents nutty. But, if we appreciate that their brains are still developing and their behavior is normal, we can relax, stop worrying, and enjoy their teen years.

    How to Parent a Teenager and Keep Your Sanity

    How to Parent a Teenager and Keep Your Sanity

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • This is a self-improvement article that draws inspiration from a 5-year-old to rethink and perceive life’s situations differently. It provides parents a new perspective on observing their child. It urges the reader to connect with their early childhood to regain their enthusiasm for life.

    What Can Your 5-Year-Old Teach You?

    What Can Your 5-Year-Old Teach You?

    by Abitha23

  • The success of reality television rests primarily upon young women who behave badly. Teaching girls social skills and proper behavior will help to increase positive self-image and future success.

    Teaching Girls Social Skills for Positive Self-Image

    Teaching Girls Social Skills for Positive Self-Image

    by Janis Leslie Evans29

  • 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…

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    by Yvonne Spence45

  • 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.

    What You Need to Do to Get Rid of Lice and Nits

    What You Need to Do to Get Rid of Lice and Nits

    by Amber Lynn4

  • Family dinner time is an important part of raising successful children. Here's how to make your family dinners peaceful and pleasant with good table manners.

    The Family Dinner: Table Manners for Children

    The Family Dinner: Table Manners for Children

    by Katharine L Sparrow7

  • 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

  • Combining education and entertainment is important to the development of a child’s brain. They will always pay more attention to fun things, and if those things can teach them a thing or two, everybody wins.

    Best Board Games for 4-Year-Olds

    Best Board Games for 4-Year-Olds

    by Ben Martin0

  • 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 Ness10

  • 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.

    Superwoman Syndrome

    Superwoman Syndrome

    by Cari Jean29

  • 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.

    How to Help Children Cope With Death and Loss

    How to Help Children Cope With Death and Loss

    by Angela Michelle Schultz14

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  • Being a parent can be overwhelming enough as it is, but when you add teething on top of it, it can be super stressful. I hope these tips can make it easier.

    Tips for Getting Through Teething

    Tips for Getting Through Teething

    by Amber0

  • 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 Tatiana31

  • The mom of an autistic son recalls the insensitive comments that magnified her grief after her son's diagnosis. 1 child in every 40 is on the spectrum so we need to be more sensitive about what we say to parents who are hurting.

    5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Parents of an Autistic Child

    5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Parents of an Autistic Child

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • 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 Weithers44

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Avery30

  • 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

  • Full-time stepmoms are becoming more frequent & more normalized within our parenting culture. Here's some advice on what stepmoms can expect in this phase of a step-parenting journey.

    3 Things You Can Expect as a Full-Time Stepmom

    3 Things You Can Expect as a Full-Time Stepmom

    by Michelle Zunter15

  • 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

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  • Modern psychology has confirmed that reading bedtime stories to children carries a lot of benefits. An immersive and entertaining bedtime story can clear the child’s mind and improve their sleep. Their dreams should be much more peaceful and imaginative.

    Funny Bedtime Stories for Kids

    Funny Bedtime Stories for Kids

    by Ben Martin0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Safety Tips When Taking Your Baby Swimming.

    Safety Tips When Taking Your Baby Swimming.

    by Yvonne Spence37

  • 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

  • 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 Smith23

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

    Why Spankings, Time-Outs, and Digital Groundings Don't Work

    Why Spankings, Time-Outs, and Digital Groundings Don't Work

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • 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 Mendoran21

  • 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

  • Childhood obesity is an epidemic in our country and, as a former fat kid, my heart goes out to all those who suffer from it. While concerned parents want to help, they often make the problem worse. By only focusing on the weight and not the bigger picture, moms and dads miss the mark.

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

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

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • 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

  • 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 Mattox107

  • Free resources for parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Free advocacy training, distance education courses, and magazines are available to families of young children diagnosed with hearing loss.

    Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

    Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

    by Leah Lefler7

  • 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.

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    by Angela Michelle Schultz41

  • I am a single woman, but I have never been a single parent. When both parents understand and perform co-parenting roles, the children can learn family love and commitment despite physical separation.

    Single Parent or Co-Parent? Right Words Matter

    Single Parent or Co-Parent? Right Words Matter

    by Dora Weithers32

  • Ways to teach your children empathy (caring for other people and caring for animals), and why that is so important. Being empathetic is essential to success in all areas of a person's life. Empathy begins at home.

    The Importance of Teaching Your Children Empathy

    The Importance of Teaching Your Children Empathy

    by C E Clark68

  • 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.

    Bad Parenting Verses Good Parenting

    Bad Parenting Verses Good Parenting

    by Susan Holland25

  • It's a common belief that bribes are a bad idea, used only by desperate parents. But used correctly in the form of positive reinforcement, this parenting strategy can help children learn what's expected of them and become compliant with parental instructions.

    Is It Really so Bad to Bribe Your Child?

    Is It Really so Bad to Bribe Your Child?

    by Natalie Frank12

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