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.
Tips and suggestions for making playing with toy cars fun for your kids as well as helping their development.
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!
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.
Teaching your baby sign language has become a much more popular thing to do in recent times as well as "Baby Einstein" videos, and listening to loads of classical music. However, it is one of those debated things. Some feel there are a lot of...
Childhood memories are the ones that will remain for a lifetime. Here are ways you can create beautiful memories for your children.
Parents want to build a child's self-esteem but unwittingly do much to sabotage it. By validating feelings and having reasonable expectations, moms and dads can offer an environment where kids thrive.
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.
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.
My experiences potty training my 21-month-old toddler with the potty-training boot camp method. Eliminate Pull-Ups and diapers right away, and go right to potty training in just 3 days or less.
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.
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.
Patterns are all around us and they help children to understand the natural order of every day life. Patterns build math vocabulary and concepts.
Problems that teenagers face today are many,I have highlighted the top ten problems faced by teenagers. Parenting Teenagers is not easy, understanding the problems teenagers face could help us help our teenagers deal with these problems better.
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.
Kids need words of encouragement and to know they are loved. Sometimes, it's hard to find the words to say, but the gift of a love letter will stay with them their whole life.
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.
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.
From our personal experience of living in Las Vegas for seven years, raising kids here successfully could be very tough.
I am sharing with you the things I've learned being a parent to an 11-year-old boy. Topics include independence, girls, setting rules, friends, and the importance of family time.
Having a newborn baby can make it tough to get things done around the house or spend time with older kids. A baby carrier like the CuddleBug Baby Wrap allows you to take care of baby while hands-free.
Is your child biting his or her nails? Is your teenager still nail biting? Here are some tried and trusted ways to cure and stop the habit.
From Benjen to Tyrion, George R.R. Martin's popular A Song of Ice and Fire books and Game of Thrones TV show are a treasure trove of strong and unusual baby names for boys.
Considering the name Charlotte for your new baby girl? Here are the best nicknames for Charlotte. There's plenty to ponder over for your princess!
101 great words and phrases you can use to avoid cussing! Actually, these are arguably better, more interesting, more creative, and far more insulting than any of those cliche old four letter words.
Since your teenager is embarrassed of you anyway, at least you can have some fun with it. Hike up those Mom jeans, embrace your parental awkwardness, and embarrass your kids. Instructions included!
Looking for a list of lovely names for your baby girl? From literary heroines to Spanish princesses, this list offers plenty of inspiration to help you find a beautiful name for your daughter.
Being a stepmom can be an isolating & frustrating journey. Here, I've listed 4 effective traits that can help stepmoms navigate stepparenting in a more positive way.
Many parents claim that they have their children's best interests at heart. However, they employ methods that oftentimes demolish and destroy their children's sense of self-worth.
If your baby is peeing through their diapers every night, it will inevitably cause problems sleeping for both you and your little one. Here are 8 of the best tips for stopping nighttime diaper leaks.
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.
Are you looking for good open ended questions for children? We have a list of 50 questions that act as conversation starters for children.
Here are the best nicknames for Emily, everything from cute, short alternatives to a few fun ones to mix it up!
There aren't many traditional nicknames for Sarah, but don't worry! Here are 32 of our favorite variations of the moniker!
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.
Tricycles are great for kids because it gets them outside and moving. They're also safer for young kids. Here's a look at 5 good trikes for toddlers from ages 2 to 5.
Shape sorting toys are a great way to promote cognitive development in your baby or toddler. Find out about the types of shape sorters available and how to use them to benefit your child.
In this article, you will learn lots of fun and unexpected ways to use glow sticks, including games and party ideas as well as decor ideas for weddings and birthdays.
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.
Find out the symptoms of a broken and dislocated jaw in case your child sustains a jaw injury. Also determine which type of doctor your child needs to see to best treat his condition.
One of the most important decisions you'll make in your son's life is what to name him. Here are some guidelines and suggestions for Jewish names that you'll love.
The deadly danger of window blind cords should be understood by every parent and every person who has young children in their home. Here is how to make sure your blind cords are safe for toddlers.
In today's society, there is a ongoing debate on the pros and cons of either being a mom who works or a mom who stays home with her children. Here are my thoughts on this debate: Who Cares?!?!
The overuse of social media, including Facebook, can have a definite impact on teenagers and parents should be aware of the potential negative effects on kids.
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.
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.
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.
When your child complains of a stomach ache, you wonder: How much does it hurt? Is it a simple ache or something big, like appendicitis? This is my personal story.
Parents of young athletes need to be aware of traumatic brain injuries; how to treat them and how to minimize the risk.
I worried so much about my autistic son. Could he survive at a regular school, play sports, get a job? I worried most about whether he could make friends. The answer was "yes" with some help from me!
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!
When your son chooses a girl who is wrong for him, what can you do? How you approach his new relationship can have lasting effects if he marries her.
This is the story of how I was affected by my controlling mother, and how I overcame the psychological consequences of overbearing parents.
Introducing your boyfriend to your parents is a nerve wracking experience. If things didn't go well, how do you influence your parents to like your boyfriend?
A bad parent can damage a child. Let's discuss signs of bad parenting, what side effects it can have on children, and tips on how to do better. Actions speak louder than words.
Being a parent is already tough, but take away one parent, and add a full-time job, suddenly it's a different story entirely.
The New Year is a wonderful time to welcome a new baby. Be sure to give him or her a name that reflects the joy and hope the season brings.
Do you still have your old Lego sets? Cash them in with this complete Lego Pirate Ship resale guide! I've compiled a price list on every original Lego pirate ship from 1989 to present day!
Toddlers and children may experience a speech delay for a variety of reasons. Use these strategies at home to encourage kids to talk.
This article reviews the 5 best selling toddler/pre-school flotation devices, including the Puddle Jumper, Speedo's Armbands and Vest, the Aqua Leisure Swim Trainer and the Learn to Swim Tube Trainer.
Learn more about determining what age is appropriate to leave your child home alone and what factors into that determination.
Want to give your baby formula but you're unsure about which one to buy? This article compares two formula brands, Enfamil and Up&Up, and provides the authors experience with both.
Here’s what I learned in the process of training my son to use the potty and other potty training tips and techniques.
From Arya to Ygritte, George R.R. Martin's popular "A Song of Ice and Fire" books and the "Game of Thrones" TV show are a gold mine of unique and beautiful baby names for girls.
Some breathing patterns in infants are normal, and some breathing difficulties can be treated at home, but some breathing patterns in an infant indicate the need for immediate medical attention.
This article will show you how to narrow down your selection and make the right choice when picking out a new toy gun for your child. I'll show you what features to look for and which ones are a bust.
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.
Grief is one of the least understood facets of life. Understanding bereavement begins with Kubler Ross' 5 stages of death and support from friends and community groups. Links included for more help.
No, smartphones haven’t “destroyed a generation.” But to address the negative effects of social media on adolescent development, we need to listen to and respect teenagers—not condescend to them.
Object permanence is one of the basic skills in infant development. This developmental milestone is actually composed of several stages. Learning them will help parents provide suitable experiences and interactions to facilitate acquisition of the skill.
Over 90 charades ideas specifically selected for kids including movies, television shows, books, and animals, as well as some pre-game questions to make sure the game ends in smiles, not tears.
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.
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.
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 article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.
Why don't some teenagers want to drive yet? How can you help your teen get their license? Do all teens today need a drivers license at all?
The author says we place unreasonable demands on children, forgetting where they're at developmentally. These include making them take standardized tests and labeling all mean behavior as "bullying."
If you are considering moving to Hawaii with your children (or future children), I have some tips and advice on schools, safety, and cost of living
If you are looking for a traditional but unusual name for a baby, why not try a Welsh name. Whether you have a boy or a girl, Wales can offer plenty of beautiful names.
The pros and cons of social media (like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and Tumblr) on teenagers. We'll look at the advantages and disadvantages of growing up in the digital age.
Passive aggressive behavior always begins in childhood. It occurs because the family dynamics do not allow the child the freedom to express their feelings about anger. The anger comes out anyway.
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.
Many breastfeeding women suffer from ductal thrush but all too often it is misdiagnosed or mistreated. This article goes through the signs, symptoms and treatment of ductal thrush in order to help women recognise when they have got the condition and thus continue to breastfeed happily.
Saying goodnight is a great way to bond with your children and your significant other; and who knows? It might even inspire sweet dreams! Check out our list of 50 cute ways to say goodnight!
Building trust with our children is a lifelong endeavor. It helps to start from the very beginning, but it is never too late to start focusing on building a strong foundation of trust with your kids.
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 review of the brand Simply Right Diapers and Wipes. I also compare them to Pampers Cruisers and the Honest Company Diapers and Wipes. Did you know that Simply Right wipes have Lanolin in them?
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.
There is a lot of debate among psychologists and child development experts about whether or not birth order has an impact on a child’s personality and behavior. In other words, there are some people who believe that whether a child is the...
When your child with Autism needs tonsil and adnoid surgery, here is a step-by-step guide for parents packed full of information about what to expect. From surgery to recovery, 10 things to know.
Some of us are bound to have bad or weak backs. There's overwhelming research to show that baby wearing is beneficial. There are a few back-supportive baby carriers you need to know about.
The Kikuyu people of Kenya have a very specific way of naming children. The first born-son is always given the same name as his paternal grandfather. The old man is usually very eager to be named and may start insinuating that 'he wants to be born' if the couple lingers too long.
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.
A look at all the characters from Monster High. We take a look at some of the dolls and give you a list of all the characters to have appeared in Monster High.
Kids with special needs, such as autism, need a lot of visual support. Behavior charts and calendars can be expensive. Fine free reward charts and visual cues for special-needs children and students.
Kids are noisy! Do you have loud children that you would like to be quiet and calm down? Read this hub for suggestions to help your child be quieter and to bring some peace to your home.
Lovely as it is, it can also be a little exhausting to have a toddler who thinks sleep is for the weak, a moment not spent running is a moment wasted, and who wants everyone to join in every over active thing he does! So here are my top ten tips for surviving and bringing up an incredibly active toddler.
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.
Puppets are a cherished toy that can provide many important educational benefits. Discover the value of using puppets for teaching children language skills and for supporting social/emotional development.
Teen curfew laws are in place for a reason. Many teens and advocates are challenging local ordinances as to their constitutionality.
A baby bike trailer offers kids a thrill that never seems to fade. If you want to buy online or you are looking for reviews...
Still have a Boppy nursing pillow but not sure what to do with it? You could always save it for the next baby, or use it for another purpose. Reuse, recycle, right? (Video of how to use the Boppy pillow included.)
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.
Summer can be fun and amazing, but it gets a little boring when you run out of ideas. Here are 100 unique ideas for things to do over the summer for teens, parents, or the young-at-heart.
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.
William is clearly a name fit for a prince! Here is the best list of nicknames for William anywhere! I'm sure something will suit your little Prince Charming!
Baby sleep gadgets can make a difference in the amount of quiet time you have! Here are 5 of the best baby sleep devices available.
Parents need to teach their children how to apologize properly. Saying your sorry is more than just uttering the words, and disciplining children requires close attention and guidance by parents.
Serious Childhood Illnesses: What you need to know RSV, Croup, and Whooping Cough in kids, how to treat them, and how to prevent them.
The Barbie Dreamhouse made a great Christmas gift for my daughter. Here is my honest review and why I recommend this product.
Cloth diapers can be made from a wide range of materials: twill, jersey, birdseye, flannel, and terry cloth. Cotton and hemp are the most commonly used fibers, though traditionally linen was also used (probably due to availability). When choosing...
For many parents, the argument for whether or not to let their new baby suck his or her thumb after birth is a big one. I'll discuss the pros and cons, as well as tips to stop thumb sucking.
The Green Machine Big Wheel is a bike that allows for spins and slides and offers a great deal of fun for kids (and even adults)!
How to find cheap, clearance, and used baby carriers. Find sales on Ergo Baby, Maya Wrap, Baby Bjorn, Moby, Chicco, Hot Slings, Mei Tai, Peanut Shell, Beco, K'tan, Boba, Ellaroo, woven wraps, and more
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.
Electronic devices and gadgets may benefit children, but they can also be harmful. If you have children or a child, understand the positive and negative impact of electronics.
A mother looks back eleven years ago when her 4-year-old son received a diagnosis of autism. She shares what she learned in the hope of helping others.
Parents expecting a baby in September can look to the month itself for plenty of inspiration. September is the birth month of a number of famous people and is tied to a rich mythology as well.
Thinking of using cloth diapers on your little one? It's a great idea, but is it practical, affordable, or suitable for your family? This review will give you some food for thought on the matter.
Some people call them disposable animals, and Nirvana said "they don't have any feelings." But the loss of a beloved pet, even a goldfish, can be difficult for the whole family.
These Southern baby names for boys and girls will reflect your pride of living south of the Mason-Dixon line. A variety of rugged, feminine, and old-fashioned names.
Does your baby have a diaper rash, but you don't want to use over-the-counter creams to treat it? This article covers a list of natural ways and products you can do and use to treat your baby's rash.
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!
From alcoholic names to poser cowboy names to poser aristocrat names, a list of baby names that I wish people would not give their children!
Don't know what to do about your teenager that wants to date? Here are ten tips to help navigate the teenage tempest of romantic relationships.
Letting go of your children as they grow into adults is an art form. Here's how to start preparing yourself...
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!
These are the signs and signals to look for to determine if a child has been sexually molested or wrongfully touched.
Teach your child how to deal with anger appropriately. This is the diary of a 7 year old. Young children can express anger and channel it in a positive direction by using a diary - here's proof!
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.
Overprotective parents believe that they are preparing their children to be successful in life. How WRONG they are! In fact, with their excessive mollycoddling and pampering, they are preparing their children for one thing-FAILURE! Here's why.........
Finger plays are a fun and educational way to teach young children through a multi-sensory experience. They bond caregiver and child in a legacy of learning in a nurturing way.
The main reasons for wanting to buy infant formula that's hypoallergenic, dairy-free or lactose-free are that your baby has dairy or soy allergies, you're vegan or for religious reasons...
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…
The toys children play with impact them more than you think. Kids learn fast, and it's up to us to take advantage of this critical learning period and ensure they develop into skilled, happy adults.
Every child has unique character traits that make him or her a special person. Parents can work with children to help them establish a good sense of themselves through every day circumstances.
Deciding when to start a family 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.
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...
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.
Time for the tooth fairy to visit? Add some magic with a letter from the tooth fairy. This article includes many fun ideas for what to write.
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.
Want to build a time machine to take you back to carefree, happy childhood days? Children grow up so fast, it can make your head spin. Learn to enjoy each and every precious day and build memories that will last a lifetime.
It's common these days for baby girls to be given names that were once considered boys' names. If you love the idea of a sporty, preppy, unisex name, you'll find plenty of name ideas here.
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.
Concentrate on what's important when talking with teenagers, not things they don't need to know. Common mistakes parents make with their teens.
The signs and symptoms of various types of abuse. How to recognize signs of abuse and what to do when you do.
A newborn that won't sleep at night can be extremely frustrating. Know that you are not alone and this guide should hopefully help you and your newborn rest peacefully.
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!
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.
How do you change a diaper? Should you use cloth or disposable? How much do they cost? Learn the answer to these questions and other valuable tips!
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.
I have never liked the phrase, "Shut up," and suspect I never will. I believe there are more constructive ways to ask someone to be quiet. I believe we are such a great influence to children that we should always take care in setting an example.
Parenting styles can be an important indicator of childhood outcomes. The style of parenting you choose to use does not necessarily doom your child or guaranteesuccess. Knowing how different parenting styles effect most children, however, can go a long way in helping parents find the right fit for their family.
A painful rash often mistaken for Chickenpox, learn more about this very common, contagious childhood illness, with personal examples
This article looks at the link between a multitude of developmental issues and primitive reflexes. It explains why babies have those reflexes, what can go wrong, and what to do about it.
Advice and tips for parents and kids on Wicca and witchcraft, and what parents should do if their child says they want to be a witch.
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.
If your child would like some good ideas for teddy bear names, feel free to choose a couple of cute names from this list to share!
Getting presents is some kind of wonderful. Registering for them with full-blown baby-brain? Not so much. Read this list for an easy go-to when it comes time to add toys to your baby registry.
When parents punish their children by taking away their cell phones, kids find ways to outsmart them. Find out the clever ways that they use to keep talking to their friends without their phones.
Parents easily fall into the habit of nagging their children even when they know it doesn't work and makes their kids feel incompetent. The author discusses why moms and dads nag and how to stop it.
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
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.
When you're getting ready for a new baby, deciding what you need now and what you may never use can be pretty overwhelming. Here's my personal list of must-haves and naaaaahhhhs.
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?
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.
Studies show grit is key to succeeding at school, on the job, and in life. But parents often do things that cripple their children, making them less capable and confident when pursuing their goals.
Find out what environmental factors determine how your child will develop. You may have more control than you think.
List of potential sources of conflict between teens and parents. These are situations and disagreements that may lead to arguments and fighting, but do not have to damage relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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. Diapers are high on the list, so let's compare the two big name diaper brands: Huggies and Pampers. These products may appear similar, but they were not created equal when put to the test.
There is no end to the potential baby names that can be found in literature. Here are over 20 unique baby names from literature and tips to help inspire you.
Need some insight into why you just can't get your teenage daughter to clean her room? I can offer some explanation as to why teenage girls have such messy rooms.