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  • 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

  • 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

  • I want to share what REALLY happens on the “other side." I love my daughter, and I love being a mom; however, the canned advice that we feed each other is not doing us new moms any favors.

    Motherhood Is Not “One Size Fits All”

    Motherhood Is Not “One Size Fits All”

    by bluemindyellowsoul0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eating out can be a respite from having to cook (and clean up) a meal at home. Plus, it should be a fun experience! Here are some tips for eating our with your children that will help keep it a fun experience for everyone—kids, parents, and other guests alike.

    7 Tips for Eating in a Restaurant With Kids

    7 Tips for Eating in a Restaurant With Kids

    by Kerri Bee0

  • 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

  • A mother and teacher explains five of the biggest and most common mistakes parents make with their kids. If you're not putting your marriage first, becoming too emotionally enmeshed with your child, or not letting your kids fail, you're going down the wrong path. But it's not too late to change!

    The 5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make as a Parent

    The 5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make as a Parent

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • 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

  • 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.

    Leadership Qualities: Teaching Kids to be Leaders

    Leadership Qualities: Teaching Kids to be Leaders

    by Jared Zane Kessie17

  • 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

  • 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 Trapp42

  • 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

  • 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

  • These 14 great Valentine's Day crafts to make with your kids will allow them to express themselves, learn some new skills, and receive the satisfaction of giving good gifts to others that come from the heart.

    14 Great Valentine's Crafts to Make With Your Kids

    14 Great Valentine's Crafts to Make With Your Kids

    by Victoria Van Ness2

  • 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 Sophie139

  • 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 Serer21

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Interacting With Your Premature Infant:  Developmental Care in the NICU

    Interacting With Your Premature Infant: Developmental Care in the NICU

    by rmcrayne17

  • The FDA has discovered a trend that until recently remained largely unrealized. This trend, backed by data from an innovative new study, is the substantial number of mothers who supply their newborn infants with herbal teas and/or various supplements. A warning has been issued to physicians treating infants to look for possible drug interactions with any substances provided to a baby by its mother.

    The Safety of Giving Tea to Infants: Anise, Chamomile, Peppermint, Black Tea Warnings

    The Safety of Giving Tea to Infants: Anise, Chamomile, Peppermint, Black Tea Warnings

    by Schatzie Speaks16

  • 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

  • Nobody likes missing sleep due to a child who refuses to sleep at a reasonable time. Finding what works can be hard. So we decided to share a few things we tried and what worked for us to help you get the precious shut-eye.

    Helpful Tips on How to Get Your 1-Year-Old to Sleep

    Helpful Tips on How to Get Your 1-Year-Old to Sleep

    by Chrissy0

  • 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

  • Child abuse can take on many forms and can be hard to recognize at first. In this article, I discuss the signs and symptoms of various types of abuse, how to recognize these signs of abuse, and what you can do to stop it from occurring.

    What Is Child Abuse and How to Spot It

    What Is Child Abuse and How to Spot It

    by Anna Marie Bowman105

  • 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

  • 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 Avery29

  • 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

  • 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 Mendoran16

  • 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 Tatiana238

  • As our kids turn into teens, it can feel as if the childhood connections we formed with them all but disappeared overnight. And, understandably, many parents grieve that loss. But adolescence isn’t the end of an old relationship — it’s the beginning of a new one.

    How to Connect With Your Rebellious Teenager

    How to Connect With Your Rebellious Teenager

    by Brandon Jarman2

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Discipline a Child: Why Spankings and Time-Outs Don't Work

    How to Discipline a Child: Why Spankings and Time-Outs Don't Work

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • 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

  • As our world is becoming increasingly reliant on technology, our children spend more and more time with computers, video games, and electronic toys. While this is not without its negative effects, introducing children to the right kind of technology can help prepare them for the future.

    How the Rise of Digital Tech Is Helping Our Children Prepare for the Future

    How the Rise of Digital Tech Is Helping Our Children Prepare for the Future

    by Christopher Wanamaker0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Parents give lip service to boosting their children's self-esteem, often thinking that over-loading them with praise is the answer. In reality, though, it takes time, effort, empathy, and being present: validating their feelings, celebrating their uniqueness, and listening, not lecturing.

    How to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem and Rear a Confident Kid

    How to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem and Rear a Confident Kid

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • 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 Tatiana27

  • 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

  • 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

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