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  • 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

  • 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

  • Women who grew up with emotionally absent mothers can feel flat as adults. Because their inner world got ignored as children, they may not know how to nurture it now. By understanding their past, though, 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

  • 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 Sophie154

  • 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 Sherret6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Coffee197

  • 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

  • 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 Meyers6

  • 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

  • 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

  • I recently found an article in Smithsonian Magazine titled “Simply Smiling Can Actually Reduce Stress” by Joseph Stromberg. It is fascinating and confirmed what I have always believed—that everything is better with a smile. Sometimes it is hard to smile, so here are some tricks I use to get there!

    8 Ways to Surprise Yourself With a Smile in the Trenches of Motherhood

    8 Ways to Surprise Yourself With a Smile in the Trenches of Motherhood

    by Sunny Day0

  • A new parent's nightmare includes slogging through all the baby products on the market to find out what works best for the most reasonable price. Here, we compare the two big-name diaper brands: Huggies and Pampers. These products may appear similar, but how do they fare when put to the test?

    Huggies Little Snugglers vs. Pampers Swaddlers (Newborn)

    Huggies Little Snugglers vs. Pampers Swaddlers (Newborn)

    by Rosa Marchisella30

  • 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 Do You Need for a New Baby?

    What Do You Need for a New Baby?

    by Leah Lefler18

  • 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

  • Most of us experienced some degree of name-calling when we were kids from our siblings and classmates. What happens to a person's psyche, though, when those hurtful names came from a 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 Meyers19

  • Teaching kids who have autism is not an easy task. Many parents struggle and pay lots of money to applied behaviour analysts, but there are also useful games and activities you can do at home. We can teach our kids through play and by creating activities that they'll enjoy.

    Games and Activities for Preschool Children With Autism

    Games and Activities for Preschool Children With Autism

    by Sehar Nadeem1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    10 Great Goals and Objectives for New Mothers

    10 Great Goals and Objectives for New Mothers

    by Marissa31

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Mazlan33

  • 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 Tatiana293

  • 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 More Effective Ways to Praise Children Than: You're Amazing!

    12 More Effective Ways to Praise Children Than: You're Amazing!

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • Elmo Calls is an official Sesame Street app built to help children learn quickly and engage in real life situations. Each video call was developed to help children achieve important milestones while having lots of fun.

    A Parent's Review of the Elmo Calls App

    A Parent's Review of the Elmo Calls App

    by Beth Trent0

  • 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

  • A list of 300+ words for kids playing Pictionary, with easy, medium, and hard clues for children of different skill levels, as well as several categories, from movies and video games to food and drink.

    300+ Pictionary Word Ideas for Kids

    300+ Pictionary Word Ideas for Kids

    by Sam Mendoran2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Smith24

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Trapp51

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sometimes, we need to take a step back and let our child try to figure things out on their own. The early childhood years will set the stage for your child's future, so don't let them slip by.

    Learning to Let Children Handle Things on Their Own

    Learning to Let Children Handle Things on Their Own

    by Paul Ledford1

  • 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

  • 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 Mendoran24

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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