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.
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.
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!
Don't forget anything with this amazing diaper bag checklist. It lists everything you need, plus all of the things that most parents forget!
Reasons toddlers and infants bite vary from child to child, however some of these common tips can work to prevent and eliminate biting in your child(ren).
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.
Concentrate on what's important when talking with teenagers, not things they don't need to know. Common mistakes parents make with their teens.
Having a black-sounding name can subject a person to prejudice and employment discrimination. Parents should be aware of this when naming their children.
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.
Letting go of your children as they grow into adults is an art form. Here's how to start preparing yourself...
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.
Find out what environmental factors determine how your child will develop. You may have more control than you think.
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!
The beauty industry is a very influential part of our young girls' lives. How does this impact their self-esteem and self-worth and how can we help?
(And how to cloth diaper if you've never done it before) The essential cloth diapering guide for newbies!
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.
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.
The song presents various features that made it popular in the 50s and 60s and still make it appealing to contemporary families: parent-child connection, a child’s wish, and an atmosphere of mystery.
“You're amazing” is what parents today say for every achievement (big or small) their child has. But, parenting experts say such over-the-top praise is not only meaningless to kids but can actually hurt them. It makes them less confident, less resilient, and less likely to take on challenges.
Anxiety and depression are skyrocketing among our kids. While genetics plays a major role, moms and dads can also make an impact with the three E's: experiences, environment, and parental engagement.
If you're expecting your own little prince or princess, why not consider giving them a "royal" baby name?
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.
Do you think your child has a broken nose? Learn what signs to look for, when to go to the doc and what you can do at home.
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.
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.
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.
Parents of young athletes need to be aware of traumatic brain injuries; how to treat them and how to minimize the risk.
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.
The case of abused child Mary Ellen Wilson captured the nation's attention because the President of the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was instrumental in securing her rescue from the abusive home.
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.
A working mom on maternity leave is probably facing tougher challenges than ever before. Here are some tips for staying sane and enjoying time off with your new bundle of joy.
Getting ready for your child to go to their first sleepover may seem intimidating, but it's not so hard if you follow a few tips. Make sure your child is ready and that you are as ready as you can be too.
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!
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.
Are you contemplating cloth diapers for your baby but still have some questions? Learn everything you need to know about cloth diapers right here!
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…
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.
A mom looks back eleven years ago when her 4-year-old son was diagnosed with autism. Dealing with feelings of anger and despair, she found relief by seeing a counselor. She urges parents to take care of themselves or they may become depressed, destroy their marriages, and neglect their other kids.
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.
Serious Childhood Illnesses: What you need to know RSV, Croup, and Whooping Cough in kids, how to treat them, and how to prevent them.
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.
Single parenting can be hard and all-consuming. Sometimes, we single parents lose ourselves without even realising it. Have you lost the real you, somewhere beneath the relentless reality of parenting alone? Here is now to find yourself again.
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...
Learn about the properties of water and ice in a cool way with these fun activities and science experiments.
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.
If your child's ADHD symptoms include a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), they may be aggressive, impulsive and highly irritable. Up to 40% of people with ADHD are also diagnosed as having ODD. Here are some approaches you might consider to manage and extinguish these behaviors.
Children growing up with ADHD are sometimes socially awkward, making it more difficult to make friends. Teaching social skills to our children can make it easier for them to make friends.
Many of these quirky, old-fashioned girl names are moving up quickly on the trend list: Trudy, Celia, Etta, and Lillian, among others. These timeless "old-lady" names are gaining modern appeal.
Staying in the NICU with your premature or sick newborn baby is hard on any parent. Anxiety, loss of control and bonding difficulties with the child are common feelings. What can you do to keep your sanity in these unfamiliar surroundings? Here are a few survival tips put together by a NICU nurse.
Recognizing an inflexible explosive child and what you can do to decrease your child’s frustration and angry outbursts
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.
When my 4-year-old son got diagnosed with autism, I worried about his future. Could he survive at a public school, play sports, go to college, and get a job? But, given his limited social skills, I worried most about whether he'd ever have friends. With my help, he most definitely did!
A summary of rides at Disneyland California Adventures theme park that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.
I grew up feeling lonely and unloved. As a teen and adult, I battled obesity, low self-esteem, and depression. As a middle-aged woman, I discovered my problems were caused largely by having an emotionally absent mother. This realization helped me put my past in perspective, find peace, and heal.
From packing your bags to arriving safely at your destination, flying with a child is a tricky business which must be handled from start to finish with delicate precision. Here are some tips for flying with kids and making the flight easier for everyone!
Here are some helpful tips for how to bottle feed a baby, as well as information about choosing the best baby bottles for your newborn. Included is a review of the Phillips Avent baby bottles.
These handy workout ideas will help get or keep you in shape and are often fun for the little ones as well.
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.
Danger could come from any direction. It could come when we're not looking, or it could be just around the corner. Hoping children will know how to react may not be enough. Subtle lessons to prepare them and teach them to be assertive and more aware of their surroundings could save them from harm.
What you should know if CPS becomes involved in your family, based on my years of experience as a CPS worker.
Parents do themselves and their children a great disservice when their expectations are way out of whack. When they don't understand the stages of child development, they create a lot of unnecessary stress in their families. We need to let kids be kids and stop pushing them to grow up too fast.
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.
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.
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
Parenting a child with ADHD is stressful enough without the difficulties that come along with refilling your child's medication. We are parents trying to care for OUR children just as any loving parent would, so why should we be treated any differently? Here's my story, along with a couple of tips.
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.
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.
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.
Tips and suggestions for making playing with toy cars fun for your kids as well as helping their development.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
Parents easily fall into the habit of nagging their children even when they know it doesn't work. But, what moms and dads might not realize are the harmful consequences of nagging: forcing their children to tune them out, making them feel manipulated, and leaving them thinking they're incompetent.
Date night tips for parents: Learn how to plan your date and prepare your kids before you leave with this date night guide for parents.
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).
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.
Toddlers and children may experience a speech delay for a variety of reasons. Use these strategies at home to encourage kids to talk.
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.
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.
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.
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 parents need to know about teenage drug and alcohol abuse: How to recognize if their child is using, and what to do about it.
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?
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.
There is no single right or wrong way to parent. Thus, there is often a fine line between careless parenting and responsible parenting. Understanding the difference can affect your child.
This article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.
Learn how to teach and sign with your little one as well as the benefits and advantages of signing. Unveil myths and cons about teaching sign language to young children and how to overcome them.
You can make a rainbow on a window sill, rainbows in the dark, and rainbows in the backyard using simple things like water, a mirror, and a flashlight. You can create rainbows from CDs and crystals and even swirl rainbows in your milk. There are lots of other colorful things to do with rainbows, so don't wait for a lucky rainbow day. Make your own rainbows today.
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.
This is the story of how I was affected by my controlling mother, and how I overcame the psychological consequences of overbearing parents.