Clean Label Project study has media warning parents on the levels of contaminants found in baby foods. I offer a fresh perspective on the topic as well as list healthy alternatives for parents.
You can create the family atmosphere you want your home to have: it will take longer than you think, and be harder too, but the results will be so much greater than you imagine!
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.
It's easy to get stuck when trying to come up with creative indoor activities. Children on the spectrum seem to need constant motivation to unlock their eyes from their computers and get active.
The first day of school can be a harrowing experience for children. Parents need to prepare their children. The first day of classes should be fun and tantrum free.
For centuries, it's been believed that there is no right or wrong way to be a parent, as long as love is behind everything you do. However, a little tough love actually can hurt indefinitely.
extreme sport: any recreational activities that involve high risk, aggressive and spectacular stunts, and which appeal to the young -- sound like your house?
There I was... with my beautiful baby girl in my arms and having absolutely no clue as to why I was in so much breast pain or how to feel better.
Have you ever heard a woman blame an error on "Mom Brain"? Have you ever wondered what is really going on inside that brain? Continue reading to find out what it is and how it comes to be.
No one likes the crying baby on a plane, especially the person holding them. Families sometimes travel through the air. Here are some tips to make it less painful.
Fun and simple Thanksgiving crafts, games, and activities designed for young children—but fun for the whole family.
As we strive to lead our kids down a path of tolerance and acceptance, it is important to expose them to cultures and ideas that are unlike their own.
Today’s parents can be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by the huge range of toys available for their new baby. Tips on chosing cost-effective educational toys for babies and early learning baby toys.
The struggle can be so hard when you know your child is going to get picked on for something you gave them, but did I want to surgically alter my child so he might fit in a little better?
What to look for when you're buying toys for you kids. This article comes from personal experience of buying a plethora of toys and what to watch for to make both your experiences enjoyable!
How to start teaching a child manners from the earliest days. It's as simple as please and thank you.
Parenting a child on the spectrum can be a challenge. Go with your gut and don't worry about what others think. Know that you are doing the best that you can.
I had waited a year for my first opportunity to go to the daddy/daughter dance. That night my little girl stole my heart, and I learned a valuable lesson about being a father of a girl.
A list of items that parents of special-needs kids can add to a grab bag, or travel bag when on the go.
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.
It can be difficult to lure our spectrum children away from their computers. Here are a few ideas to help find some fun beyond the screen.
We live in a world where every time we turn on the television we see more traumatic events in our world. ASD children have difficulty processing these events.
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.
I spend A LOT of time with my children, but there are moments where enough is enough—just for a while.
Discipline is so important for a peaceful household or classroom. By implementing a consistent system—even a very simple one like this—you can make all the difference!
Do you know how to help your child if he is a bully? Here are seven tips that will help you and your child stop the bullying.
You will learn some key facts about how young children think and feel about educational activities that lay the foundation for school good brain training habits that last a lifetime.
Teaching young children to dress themselves can be a challenge. A fun read aloud with Rebecca Van Slyke's new book can help with the task. Young children can be hilarious with learning to dress.
Sometimes being a single parent is stressful. It would be awesome to have a helpful husband to assist with duties like cleaning, paying bills, and taking care of the children.
Young children can get grouchy for a variety of reasons. Being bored is no fun. Beiser's new picture book is a fun read to help children find the bright side of any situation.
When a person is missing his right hand or sits in a wheel-chair, do you judge him for not being able to perform certain tasks? You probably wouldn’t. People with NVLD deserve similar consideration.
Starting to build a communicational foundation with your childred can be difficult, but here are four ways to help you start.
The school dance can be a right of passage for many teens. Children on the autism spectrum can find this big event overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help navigate those rough waters.
As a parent, it's frustrating to watch your child waste so much time and then run out of it for important things. Try this list of time-saving tips to help your child become more time efficient.
To be able to win, having a superior natural ability is not enough. Children need to know how to use that gift in the right way, in the right environment.
The start of the school year can be especially tough for both parents and kids. For children with autism, the sudden change in routines and the demands of school life can pose a massive challenge.
I compare two competing parenting methods, one less common, and one traditional. A look at the long term effects of differing parenting styles.
I see you struggle. I see you lift the weight of your child with the weight of the world as you do your best to keep it together. Its a real thing, depression, and your not alone. I see you.
Does your kid ask you questions that would make any adult blush? Try these tactics to work through their uncomfortable questions.
The simple definition of STEP-MOTHER-a woman that your father marries after his marriage to or relationship with your mother has ended.What do I think of this?Answer-Not a lot. Let me tell you why.
Many parents report back talk as a behavior of concern. Learn what really constitutes back talk and how to encourage your child to express themselves in a respectful, healthy way.
I was recently told, "You have the life! You never have to wake up and go to an actual job. You get to bum all day!" Well, here's a little peek into my day.
If you want to be nostalgic about parenting, go right ahead. That doesn't change the fact that much of parenting sucks. It sucks now. It will suck fifty years from now.
As a parent the safety of your children is paramount and while the advances in technology bring us so much convenience and joy, there are certain risks that come with the territory.
Ask anyone what age they think women should stop breastfeeding their children, and you'll probably get an answer—but the only one that matters is your own.
Breastfed babies do not always gain weight at the same rate as formula-fed babies. There are reasons beyond milk supply which may cause poor gain. Before you give up breastfeeding, seek help!
Social media has a way of making our lives look like a scene right out of Stepford. But sometimes life just isn't that picture perfect, and the first step of recovering is acceptance.
Explicit adult imagery can all too easily be viewed by children/teens. Therefore a parental “porn talk” as well as a “sex talk” is necessary to help negate its harmful effects.
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.
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%.
If you're an exhausted parent looking for some tips to soothe your fussy baby then look no further than the 5 S Method.
There are many reasons to choose cloth over disposable; this article focuses on how to maximize the financial benefit.
Does your boy have endless energy at night? Here are a bunch of fun nighttime, after dinner activities a dad can do with a high "never slow down" boy (or girl).
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.
It's never too soon to start teaching your kids about money. By teaching them basic financial skills now, you will help them build sound financial habits that will last a lifetime.
Are parenting styles, school policies, and government directives affecting the social development of our children?
Becoming a parent for the first time can be an expensive business; especially when you have no idea what you may or may not need. Here are some products I have tried and tested and would recommend.
I'm parenting a special needs child, and I receive judgments from outsiders. This is the reality they don’t know.
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.
From Service dogs to adoption, choosing the right dog for your ASD child can de difficult. Here are a few facts to get you started on your way to dogdom!
Do kids songs, lullabies, and nursery rhyme songs drive you crazy after a while? Read this article to find fun kids music that both you and your children can enjoy.
These products are a great way to encourage special needs children to practice small motor skills and to help find ways to self sooth.