Parent's Guide to Toddlers' Temper Tantrums
How do you deal with a toddler's temper tantrums? Here's a parenting tip—prepare for anything. This means learning what triggers your child's tantrums and executing the right course of action. Here are the five main reasons why your kid is freaking out and what you can do to stop it.
32 Fun and Frugal Activities to Do With Your Preschooler This Fall (With Videos)
Pumpkins appear at the stores, leaves fall to the ground, apple turnovers get baked in the oven...fall provides new sights, sounds, and smells to thrill preschoolers. Whether it’s going to a corn maze, making pumpkin play-dough, or learning to measure with candy corn, it’s time to create memories!
Parents Who Shower With Their Kids: Benefits and When to Stop
Bathing with your child is a fun bonding time. But when is it time to let your child bathe on their own? And 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.
Building a Strong Relationship With Your Introverted Child
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.
Easy Tricks for Getting Your Kids to Love Vegetables
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.
Is It a Good Idea to Pay Your Kids Money for Doing Chores?
Should you pay your children to do chores? What's the appropriate age? This is my personal experience.
Funny Bedtime Stories for Kids
Modern psychology has confirmed that reading bedtime stories to children carry a lot of benefits. An immersive and entertaining bedtime story can clear the child’s mind and improve their sleep. Their dreams should be much more peaceful and imaginative.
Tips for Preschoolers on Writing a Graduation Speech
Your preschooler is graduating and tasked to work on his or her graduation speech. Here are some tips to help Junior work on his or her first public speech while keeping it fun and genuine.
7 Tips for Eating in a Restaurant With Kids
Eating out can be a respite from having to cook (and clean up) a meal at home. Plus, it should be a fun experience! Here are some tips for eating our with your children that will help keep it a fun experience for everyone—kids, parents, and other guests alike.
How Including Your Kids Can Be a Gift to Yourself
Parenting is hard work. If most parents could ask for anything, it would be a break. But you'd be surprised at how good it feels to include your kids even more in your life. Teaching your kids valuable skills and letting them help you may just be the ticket to getting that break you so desire.
Bedtime Is a Battle: How to Get Your Kids to Go to Sleep
Have you ever battled with your children at bedtime? I bet you have. Find out what you can do to help.
Is It Really so Bad to Bribe Your Child?
Is it bad to bribe your kids? It's a common belief that bribes are a bad idea, used only by desperate parents. But used correctly in the form of positive reinforcement, this parenting strategy can help children learn what's expected of them and become compliant with parental instructions.
Encouraging Children to Be Independent
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." It's better to teach someone to do something themselves than to give them what they want. This same idea applies to kids when they're old enough to do things independently.
Why Won't My Child Eat? 3 Easy Ways to Make Food Interesting and Fun for Preschoolers
Preschoolers have changing psychological, emotional, and dietary needs. This can make mealtimes challenging. But it's an opportunity to encourage them to choose and enjoy healthy, nutritious food. This article explains three easy strategies to make healthy food fun and interesting to young children.
12 Great Winter Picture Storybooks to Get as Gifts for Your Kids and Grandkids
Here are reviews of 12 winter books that would make great gifts for kids. I've also included educational tips and activity ideas for each book. Recommended by a children's librarian.
11 Things for Kids to Do When They've Had Too Much Screen Time
Most people would agree that children should not spend too much time in front of a screen. However, children are drawn to technology and keeping them away from screens can be difficult. If you need some ideas for what your kids can do instead, check out this article.
6 Tips to Keep Your Kids From Fighting During School Breaks
Are your kids fighting? Whether it's summer, winter, or spring break, extended time together leads to feuding among siblings that can drive a parent crazy! These simple tips will help you diffuse the squabbling so you can have the best family time ever!
4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Feeding Picky Eaters
Here are some common mistakes parents tend to make when dealing with kids that are picky eaters, such as offering dessert as a reward.
How to Take Care of Babies and Toddlers While in a Cast and Crutches
Tips and advice for taking care of young children with a broken leg, ankle, or foot. Learn how to manage around the house by yourself easier with simple suggestions from a stay-at-home mom with experience.
Growing up With ADHD: Teaching Social Skills
Children growing up with ADHD are sometimes socially awkward—not giving other children enough space or interrupting other kids—generally making it more difficult to make friends. Teaching social skills to our children can make it easier for them to build friendships.
How to Help Your Child Lose Weight: Advice From a Former Fat Kid
As a former fat kid, the author understands all too well the long-term negative impact of obesity. 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.
Young Children and the Internet: What Puts Them at Risk?
The article discusses how young children use the internet and provides strategies for keeping children safe when they are online.
9 Reasons Why Kids Need Chores
Considerable debate surrounds whether or not parents should give kids chores. Do your kids have chores? If they don't, maybe they should. Learn how assigning chores is foundational for a strong work ethic, good character, and success!
5 Ways to Balance Being a Single Parent and Working Full Time
Being a parent is already tough, but take away one parent, and add a full-time job, suddenly it's a different story entirely.
9 Ways to Stop Your Child's Picky Eating Habits That Really Work!
Your child won't eat anything but chicken nuggets? You spend hours cooking a meal only to have your child refuse it? Here are some tips for handling and preventing picky eating.
How to Help Children Learn to Say Sorry and Mean It
Parents need to teach their children how to apologize properly. Saying you're sorry is more than just uttering the words, and disciplining children requires close attention and guidance by parents.
How to Stimulate an Interest in Reading Books for Enjoyment
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.
Parenting Tips for a Tantrum-Free First Day of School
The first day of school can be a harrowing experience for children. Parents need to prepare their kids. The first day of classes should be fun and tantrum-free. Here's how to make it that way!
Teach Children to Stay in Their Own Beds With This Book!
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.
Age-Appropriate Chores and Non-Monetary Reward Ideas
Learn other ways to reward children once they complete specified chores each week. Ideas of age-specific chores are also included.
5 Ways to Balance Structure and Fun for Your Kids During Summer Break
Worried about what your kids are going to do this summer? Trying to balance structure and fun? 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!
How to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem and Rear a Confident Kid
Boosting your child's self-esteem requires time, effort, empathy, and being present. Here are some ways to help you raise a confident kid.
How to Effectively Praise Your Child (Hint: "You're Amazing!" Is Harmful)
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.
What to Do When Your Child Is a Bully
It is difficult for parents to learn their child is a bully, but this does not mean there is nothing you can do to help them. Learn how to discover the underlying reasons behind their behavior and how to respond. Changing bullies can change lives—theirs and others.
5 Ways I Talk to My Kids About Uncomfortable Topics
Does your kid ask you questions that would make any adult blush? Try these tactics to work through their uncomfortable questions.