There are many reasons why bassinets are popular for babies. The hardest part is getting one that suits the modern home and lifestyle. Once you find one, whether it be a "Moses basket" or a full sized bassinet, grab it! You won't be disappointed. Here's why.
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.
Looking for some party game ideas for kids aged 10-14? This article takes you through many games and themes that we have used over the years. There are some great suggestions in the comments too.
Instead of connecting people, the Internet sometimes magnifies personal problems, inequalities, and conflict among youth, causing mood disorders and harmful behavior such as suicide and violence.
There has been no proven way to completely prevent eczema, but taking good care of your child's skin and well-being can work wonders. This article covers some ways to treat your child's eczema.
Looking for ways to make bath time more fun? Try these homemade bath toys that your kids will love. Includes step-by-step directions with pictures to make foam letters, bath tub fishing game, animal shower caps, and a pirate ship bath toy.
Looking for fun outdoor games for kids? Here is a list of fun, natural, and free outside and backyard activities for you and your toddlers and preschoolers. Get outside and play!
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.
Discover fun things to do with your kids in spring that cost virtually nothing. Get outside and do a scavenger hunt. Eat green eggs and ham to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and make a "Bug Bottle."
From classic names like Charlotte, Eugene, and Georgia to trendier choices like Lincoln, Brooklyn, and Holland, geographical baby names have something to offer every parent.
The Barbie Dreamhouse made a great Christmas gift for my daughter. Here is my honest review and why I recommend this product.
This article investigates three ways to find peace in the parent's world of chaos, whether you are a homeschooling parent or have children in public school. The three tools described are backed by scientific evidence found through investigative journals and medical findings.
Think outside the basket when it comes to making an Easter morning treat for your special needs child.
Julian Fellowes' beloved TV series Downton Abbey is a wonderful source for lovely, traditionally feminine girls' names. Take a look at this list of 20 beautiful Edwardian classics.
Parents only get to be the primary influence in their child's life for a short period of time. Teach them some essential life skills before age 12, or it may might just be too late.
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
If you are thinking of taking your kid's cell phone away as discipline, or think you may do so in the future, read this first for some advice from a parent who did just that. Believe it or not, your kid may not be the only one relying on his cell phone!
Get answers to the top five questions about an 80/20 custody schedule. Read about what it is, who might use it, the pros/cons, see some examples, and finally learn some things you should consider if you have this type of custody.
In this article, I intend to give you a variety of ways to “correctly” burp an infant, so that you can find the way that works best for your little one if he or she needs it.
Mothers used to scold us for sitting too close to the television, claiming that it would ruin our eyesight. They may be correct, but television might just have a bigger impact on children than that.
Here are 20 fun activities for children to do on a plane. The article includes a variety of ways to entertain babies, toddlers and adults alike.
Everyone from busy moms to completely bewildered uncles could use some clear, right-to-the point toy shopping tips. Sometimes we just don't have time to meander around a store or go into complete zombie mode after staring at e-commerce sites for...
Though every child develops at their own pace, there are some typical timeframes which are used to measure a child's development and growth.
Inventive ways that scrap tires are being used to make safer playground surfaces for children to play on. Different methods with photos of recycled mulch and bark instead of traditional tanbark.
This article provide tips and ideas for getting your kids to eat more vegetables while avoiding mealtime power struggles.
Do not wait until your child is already addicted to his gadgets, and don't let gadgets replace you as your child's parent.
As many as 1,400 babies die each year from this devastating form of child abuse. In this article, I would like to help more parents and caregivers to be aware of this possibility and its symptoms.
A summary of rides at Disneyland California Adventures theme park that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.
A teacher explains the mistakes parents keep making with their kids. If you're not putting your marriage first, or becoming too emotionally enmeshed with your child, you're going down the wrong path.
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.
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.
Fairy tales can reinforce good values in the developing child. Grimms' Fairy Tales, Cecily M. Barker, and Hans Christian Andersen are included.
Make creations that glow in the dark by making your own glowing chalk. Mix up a batch of homemade glow chalk using a highlighter, glow paint, or even glow powder. Or grab a box of Crayola Glow Chalk for a glowing project to stir together.
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.
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.
New research shows that the brain is still developing in teenagers. The implications of this are discussed, along with some tips for good communication during the teenage years.
If each member of the family has household chores they are responsible for it brings everyone together as a team. Children need to feel like they are a part of something and the family is the most important team there is. Everyone wants to feel needed and necessary in their family.
Waking up a child who isn't a "morning person" can be a battle, especially if you're crunched for time. Check out my eight tips on avoiding the morning madness and waking up to a household of peace.
Questioning how they were parented, moms and dads today seek something better and have discovered “conscious parenting.” They strive to be fully present with their child, seeing her as their teacher.
Tips for weaning a breastfeeding baby, including a sample weaning schedule and a food chart organized by age.
When a child looks at a big mess, they have a difficult time breaking it down into smaller, more achievable goals. All they see is this one, huge, insurmountable task that leaves them feeling that it's just too much. Breaking it down is a learned...
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.
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...
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.
Why are some newborns covered in hair? Hair on a newborn's body is called lanugo and is a normal occurrence.
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.
Does your child display challenging behaviours that drive you up the wall? Here is a simple step-by-step guide for parents on how to reduce problematic behaviour.
Free printable chore charts can be used to help any child learn responsibility and for kids with developmental delays or autism they can also be used for daily scheduling, therapy scheduling or for actual chores!
Prepare for summer with your teen by brainstorming ideas for work. A traditional job may not be available for your 13-year-old, but there are lots of other opportunities to earn some cash and gain great experience.
The Theory of Mind is the ability to understand that other people's beliefs, desires and knowledge can differ from your own. Find out if your child has developed Theory of Mind yet.....
I believe that from an early age children can benefit a great deal from having a pet. If you want to know exactly what children can learn from looking after a pet you need to read this article.
Here are the best books for children ages 2-6 that cover Chinese culture and feature children with Chinese heritage.
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.
There has been a debate for several decades about whether children should receive an allowance for doing family chores. Some say yes, while others believe that chores should simply be obligatory.
When I was a girl, my parents told me to be nice, always smile, and never hurt anyone's feelings. Today, these messages do more harm than good, making girls feel powerless, vulnerable, and victimized.
What's the secret to parenting happy kids who become competent adults? The author argues it all start with the magic word: respect. Find ways to honor your kids so they feel loved and valued.
How to start teaching a child manners from the earliest days. It's as simple as please and thank you.
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.
While occasionally spanking your kids when they really mess up probably isn't going to do any lasting harm, routine spanking isn't a very good idea. Here are some reasons why.
You might be driving yourself nuts trying to achieve the so-called work/family balance for just one fleeting moment. The mere concept of this term is damaging to working moms, SAHM moms, and even men.
There are adaptive toys for special needs children, you just have to know where to find them. This article offers a list of resources for choosing, finding, and adapting toys.
This article is designed to help parents and other caregivers understand children who are especially intuitive and empathic.
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.
Learning about fingerprints and taking them is a fun experiment that also gives instant results. This project appeals to a wide variety of ages.
Not as common as they were 20 years ago, tonsil and adenoid removal surgeries are still done for specific reasons. Find out just what these glands do and why some people need them removed.
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 you pregnant but money is tight? I've done the footwork for you and listed baby items for your newborn you can live without!
Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional death for children in the United States. Correctly using a car seat can reduce the risk of a fatality by as much as 70%.
I'm going to share some of the tips I've used with my children that made the day a very special memory and landmark for us.
Explore just a few of the ways parents can keep track of their baby's developmental stages and milestones using baby record books, journals, video recordings, scrapbooks, and photobooks.
Are you exhausted by the thought of getting your baby to sleep in their own bed? Wondering how to transition from bassinet to crib? Here are the first steps to getting your baby to sleep tonight.
Transitioning from a bottle to a sippy cup make many parents nervous, but trust me, it's easy! Learn how I transitioned my baby from a bottle to a sippy in three easy steps.
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.)
The benefits of breastfeeding are legend, but what is breastfeeding really like? According to Chris Telden, it's not all serenity and bliss. With humor and blunt honesty, a nursing mother reveals the truth about what it feels like to breastfeed and whether she thinks it's all worth it in the end (duh, yeah?)
Considerable debate surrounds whether or not parents should give kids chores. Learn how assigning chores is foundational for a strong work ethic, good character, and success!
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.
We are being called an enabled society and a nanny state. Parents must help kids be good citizens. Parenting is a difficult job; do you have the skills to do it?
Learn other ways to reward children once they complete specified chores each week. Ideas of age-specific chores are also included.
The bullets below have been taken from a kids environmental education program. It is very nice to see that kids in the 21st century learn environmentally friendly lifestyle from the very early days!
Before you make a decision to foster children be sure and ask yourself some pro and con questions. Explore your family's strengths and weaknesses before becoming a foster parent.
Do you know what to do with kids or babies if you bring them to church? Here are some tips to keep your child quiet during a church service.
What is it like to be a military mom? How hard is it when you have to leave your kids? How do you do it? These are some of the many questions asked of me, a military mom.
An article on what to do when your toddler has a meltdown after daycare. Tips and hints on how to handle a tired, stressed toddler without getting stressed yourself.
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.
If the mere thought of your ex fills you with resentment or anger it's likely to disadvantage your children. Here's how forgiveness helps your children, and you.
There are many challenges to parenting a child with autism, and it all takes its toll. Here, we list some of the biggest issues faced by SEND parents today.
A painful rash often mistaken for Chickenpox, learn more about this very common, contagious childhood illness, with personal examples
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!
According to a good number of studies, parental divorce has been found to affect individuals throughout their lives regardless of their ages.
I am a mom. And, I know what would convince me to say yes to a later bed time. So I have insider information on how to convince your parents to let you have a later bedtime.
While baby names like Rainbow Aurora, Jagger Snow, and North West are original, sometimes traditional baby names are refreshing. Here are eighty choices for you to pine through.
Bullying is an elusive problem affecting children on the spectrum more frequently than typical peers with potentially serious consequences.
Divorce creates a lot of stress for your kids, especially when they are forced to adjust to living at two homes with different sets of expectations.
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.
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.
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.
Your baby is new to the world. She is vulnerable and sensitive to many things including certain foods. Making sure that the food we give our babies is safe, is paramount in a parent's mind.
Toilet training a toddler? Try the Fisher Price Cheer for Me! Potty. In my opinion, it is the best potty-training chair for toddlers. Read on to find out why.
Here you will find some ideas to introduce creative play to your child at home. Creativity is all about your child learning and discovering, using their imagination to explore and create.
A teacher and mother explains how parents can strengthen their youngster's pincer grasp before starting school. This helps with writing, drawing, cutting, and coloring in kindergarten.
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.
Spanking, time-outs, and digital grounding are all commons ways that parents discipline their children, but are they effective? What do the experts say and what alternatives do they propose?
Coming up with activities to do with children can be hard—especially if you're doing it on the spot. Doing a little planning will make the day (or visit) go a lot smoother and will be a lot more fun.
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.
Learn about the properties of water and ice in a cool way with these fun activities and science experiments.
Not everything our parents told us when we were kids has become irrelevant. In fact, these five pieces of advice have stood the test of time and are even supported by scientific research.
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!
Tips for parents on how to organise morning routines to get to work on time when you have young children. Tips cover how to get kids out of bed, dressed, and fed.
Though the paisley diaper bag is stocked with supplies, some fathers may feel awkward carrying it while they are on baby duty. Check out these alternatives for manly diaper bags for dads.
Many women are pressured to breastfeed their babies up until they turn one. There are some emotional and practical benefits of breastfeeding past one year that are often overlooked.
An outdoors Hunger Games game, invented and tested by kids and teens. It needs no fancy equipment, and includes a tag to print out to use in your game.
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?
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.
Although the emphasis in many parenting books is on how to control your child, learning how to understand them can be more useful in the long run. The books reviewed here all help in developing that understanding.
Tips for an educational, active, fun, fall outdoor scavenger hunt for kids. Includes ideas for autumn hunt items, photo hunts, and a display of the items found.
Inadequate breastfeeding can be devastating and at times, fatal. Therefore, it is important to know the factors that contribute to successful breastfeeding and properly prepare to breastfeed.
Visual discrimination is the ability to recognize details in visual images. It allows people to identify the size, shape or form, color and position of objects and printed material.
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.
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!
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!
I wasn't interested in reading books for pleasure until retirement in 2007. Based on my experiences, this article explains how to stimulate a greater interest in reading books for enjoyment.
The author is a teacher and mother of a son with autism. She knows through personal experience how valuable early intervention services are and urges parents to embrace them.
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.
Sphero's remote control BB8 has a natural movement and animation that truly brings the character to life. Common problems can include charging issues, pairing problems, issues with the app, and more.
How do you teach a teen to learn the art of clean clothes? I have practical teaching tips to help your teen move towards independence.
Motherhood doesn't come with a handbook. Fortunately, this three step guide to being a happier mom can help nudge you in the right direction.
Being a parent is hard work. Throw autism into the mix and it becomes exhausting. Here are a few things that parents of ASD children what the world to know.
Teen depression is a serious problem that can be effectively managed when detected and treated. Know how to recognize characteristics of teen depression, where to get help, and what you can do at home to best help your teen.
Anything that comes against God's original design is an identity crisis. Your young adults are vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy that come in the form of criticism, doubt, depression, insecurity.
Recognizing an inflexible explosive child and what you can do to decrease your child’s frustration and angry outbursts
We live in a world where it is common practice to refer to a Dad as a "Baby Daddy", not a Father. This has more effects on your children than you could ever know! Especially your daughter.
Toddler Behavior: Struggle with toddler nap times? Have a picky eater? Need help with toddler potty training? This article helps parents navigate through this important stage of life. Tips included!
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.
Bible names are some of the oldest on our planet. I believe that is why a lot of people choose a name for their kids from such a book—to have a connection to something old, revered and powerful.
Reduce screen time and learn how to add the right amount of structure to keep your kids healthy and engaged for the best summer ever!
Modern society expects too much from mothers, which in turn makes us put too much pressure on ourselves. Here's how to take back your power and sovereignty.
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.
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.
Lying children can be a difficult problem to handle. However, this article will make it much simpler for you to get rid of the behavior altogether.
Emma Jenner knows how to fix our modern-day parenting crisis. The problem is that being a nanny and being a parent are two very different things.
Parents face the difficulty of getting their child to sleep in their own bed at some point during the early-toddler years. Learning to sleep alone can be introduced to your child with this fun story.
Concentrate on what's important when talking with teenagers, not things they don't need to know. Common mistakes parents make with their teens.
A look at what exactly Moon Sand is. We review the ingredients, see how it's made and talk about some of the related toys that are available.
The tooth fairy is a part of most childhoods, but what exactly is her history and her role other than to exchange baby teeth with monetary gifts?
A look at Fijit Friends instructions. We tell you how to work Willa, Sage, Serafina and Logan and provide a cheat sheet with all the commands.
This article is for fathers who want to grow in their connections and communications with their kids. Fathering is hard. We want to build and maintain bridges with our children.
Cheap and easy science fair projects seem to be harder and harder to find. This how to guide will demonstrate several very affordable projects you can use to make your kid's day or just to spend some quality time together.
Turn storytelling into meaningful learning experiences for your children. These parenting tips on reading can make it educational and fun.
Do you have a teen who drives you crazy? Many things that trouble us about our kids at this stage of development—negativity, self-absorption, poor choices—are normal and no cause for alarm.
An interview with a single mother who is struggling on a daily basis to meet the most basic of needs for herself and her child. There are over thirteen million single parents in the United States, this is one woman's story.
From our personal experience of living in Las Vegas for seven years, raising kids here successfully could be very tough.
Looking for a fun way to teach kids or teens about the concept of investment risk? This game teaches the correlation of risk to return using candies such as Skittles in an easy-to-learn dice game.
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).
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 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.
As a writer, I have a keen interest in names. And, as someone who was born with a very exotic (and very difficult for Americans to pronounce) name, I have a keen interest in seeing that children are not subjected to unnecessary ridicule over...
The over-regulation of imaginative play is stifling an important part of childhood. Making sure your child has time and resources for games of make-believe is important.
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.
5 efficient ways to handle toddler tantrums at home and in public and tips on preventing tantrums from happening.
As parents we like to think we're giving our children “pearls of wisdom” when advising them. All too often, however, we're giving them stupid platitudes that are useless and outdated.
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.
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.
Parents expecting a baby in November can look to the month itself for plenty of inspiration. November is the birth month of many famous people and is tied to a number of beloved holidays as well.
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?
I've taken a look at what developmental psychologists published back in the 80s and 90s and then at how labels of parenting styles have changed in the present day. Here's what I've found...
Welcome your new daughter according to Jewish tradition with a Hebrew name and a beautiful naming ceremony. Read on for ideas.
Keep baby's diapers, beds, and clothing dry at night using four different techniques. Tricks are for parents using disposable diapers for their babies.
I've attended IEP meetings on both sides of the table —as the mom of an autistic son and as a teacher of special needs students. I've often left in despair, wondering how we can humanize the process.
Make tummy time fun! Tummy time for a baby is essential for the baby's growth and development. Learn some tips and strategies to make it an enjoyable time for both baby and parents.
Should I spank my toddler as a discipline method? What are the cons and downsides of spanking? Is it abuse? Let's take a closer look at these important questions.