Participation trophies in youth sports are an important opportunity to cultivate a love of athletics and competition in kids. Let’s not mess it up by applying some bitter, adult standard of success.
It can be stressful to watch your child struggle at school early on. It can also be frustrating to have your child diagnosed with dyslexia later in life when, as a parent, you suspected literacy and other academic challenges early on. Our daughter is dyslexic: Here is our story.
Pocket Diapers are a type of reusable cloth diaper that come in various colors, are easy to use, and can be eco-friendly. This article discusses the use, care, and benefits of pocket diapers in an easy-understand-manner.
Bathing with your child is a fun bonding time. But, when is it time to let your child do it on their own? Moreover, how do you wean your child from showering with you? Parents need to teach their children this important life skill. Here's how and when to stop showering with your child.
This article shares some tips for helping and motivating your children to write thank you notes at almost any age.
Parents will experience children lying to them. What you do when your child lies will affect whether this behavior will continue or cease. Employ positive and productive strategies when your child tells a lie to correct this behavior.
Choosing a theme for your baby's room is one of the special perks of pregnancy. Will you do something soothing and mellow, or fun and adventurous? Check out the themes below to get some inspiration for your new space!
Learn some practical speech therapy tips for children with speech delay that you can start right now.
Since more kids are doing distance learning this year, you may feel like they are missing out on field trips and hands-on nature education. This article will give you 5 examples of easy projects to do at home to teach your little one about animals and nature.
Find some ideas for selecting a book as a gift for a baby and how to choose a good one. This includes selecting a book based on the parents' interests, making your own baby board book or photo book and, lastly, suggestions for classic baby books.
Using baby food purees in cooking is a great way to get your baby to eat fruits, vegetables, and meat they may not enjoy in puree form. Baby food pancakes are quick to make and can be frozen for quick breakfasts or snacks.
Making butter out of breast milk may sound weird or gross, but it is a great way for breastfeeding moms with extra milk to use it all up so no drop goes to waste. Breast milk butter is easily made with items you have on hand at home.
For something so small, babies do create a lot of STUFF. It'd be great to find easy ways to reduce the amount of waste yours produces. People “out there” are using cloth diapers, but it can feel like a leap into the dark to switch. Are they only a serious option if you live a radical lifestyle?
Yoga offers a variety of health benefits for adults and kids! These 4 reasons will inspire you to start a regular practice with your children.
In this article, you will find a guide on how to adopt the habit of reading regularly as well as a number of book recommendations to get you started.
The Radio Flyer Deluxe Steer & Stroll Trike is a great toy for any young child who likes to play outside. With the steering handle, you can push your child around even if he is too young to pedal. And when he gets bigger, you can remove the steering handle so he can pedal on his own.
Introverted children might be difficult to understand, especially for extroverted parents. Their thoughts and actions can differ from what is assumed to be normal. This article provides some tips on how to build a strong and meaningful relationship with your introverted child.
When my not-picky baby turned into a choosy toddler, I developed the Three Foods Method to get him to try any food. I now have a choosy but open-minded grade schooler who eats almost anything.
This article discusses tricks for getting your children to love eating vegetables. Preparing them with flavorful ingredients and letting children share ownership in the preparation of vegetables are a few suggested tips.
Achievement comes from within. Even though there are people who teach, motivate, and encourage us in our quest, what we do and what we achieve is up to us. We are in charge of our success. Yet, when it comes to achievement, we’re not all made to do the same things; we are all different.
This article provides suggestions of books to read with a baby from newborn to one year. It includes tips on contrast and textures, along with recommendations of the best books from my personal experience.
Here is a list of toys that deliver fun and entertainment to children. Some toys can be used as a teaching tool to make learning fun. The Fingerprint Activity Books, Little People, Big Dreams Books, Kids: My Calendar Kinetic Sand, and Water Coloring Books are all fun toys that children will love.
These tips will arm you with great tools to make life with a potty training toddler much easier. (Skip to tip #3 for the to find out how to get pee smell out of clothing.)
While I enjoy taking the kids for lots of walks and swimming, there are plenty of fun warm-weather activities you can do with young children without leaving home.
"I’m so bored! Why don’t we ever do ANYTHING?!” Are you sick of hearing that from your kids? Being stuck at home is hard, especially for children. Here are ten easy, cheap-to-free things to do with kids at home to keep them active and you sane.
Hearing a parent yelling at their child got me thinking about the reasons we yell at our kids—and the reasons we should replace yelling with more gentle, positive communication.
Ankyloglossia, aka "tongue-tie", is a congenital oral anomaly that may decrease the mobility of the tongue tip. It is caused by an unusually short, thick lingual frenulum, a membrane connecting the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
My family consists of video game fanatics. This can create some tension when handling four children who want to play video games nonstop for twenty-four hours a day. Each family has their own method of handling kids and their hobbies, but here I explain how my family monitors game time.
When it comes to choosing children's dance studios, Christian parents need to look for factors that benefit their child's development and morals.
Doing a treasure hunt at home is a great way for the family to spend some quality time together. In this article, I will give you some tips and tricks on making a treasure hunt at home with a completed treasure hunt as an example.
Fishing can teach children many valuable lessons that they will carry with them through life. Find out what fishing could be teaching your children today!
Children crave attention from their parents, and that doesn't stop simply because it's "work hours". Learn some valuable tips to help set boundaries with your kids when you work at home.
This article is about crucial tools and traits that a parent can offer their child, beginning at birth, to create a foundation for future success and happiness through secure attachment. The article will provide resources to facilitate the parent/caregiver in this mission.
It can be hard to find baby-safe snacks that your baby likes to eat. Puffworks Baby Organic Peanut Butter Puffs are a great option that also introduce your baby to peanuts to help prevent peanut allergies from developing.
A long-time preschool teacher details 10 fun, relaxing, and developmentally appropriate activities to do with a young child during stressful times. Not only do they build a comforting routine, making a youngster feel safe when tensions are high, they help the parent and child decompress together.