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  • 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.

    Tooth Fairy Letters for Your Child

    Tooth Fairy Letters for Your Child

    by toothfairymom148

  • 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.

    What Can Children Learn From Looking After a Pet?

    What Can Children Learn From Looking After a Pet?

    by Cindy Lawson20

  • 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.

    Best Natural Toothpastes for Kids

    Best Natural Toothpastes for Kids

    by Yvonne Spence14

  • 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.

    7 Tips for Eating in a Restaurant With Kids

    7 Tips for Eating in a Restaurant With Kids

    by Kerri Bee0

  • 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...

    Help Your Child Succeed With A Clean Room Checklist

    Help Your Child Succeed With A Clean Room Checklist

    by Mom Kat11

  • 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.

    How to Help Children Learn to Say Sorry and Mean It

    How to Help Children Learn to Say Sorry and Mean It

    by JP Carlos3

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  • When my son was diagnosed with moderate hearing loss as a toddler, I thought ear tubes and speech therapy would be the quick fix. Four years and multiple diagnoses later, I learned the importance of being a fierce advocate for your child when your gut says something is not right.

    Advocate for Your Child With Special Needs: If You Don't, No One Will

    Advocate for Your Child With Special Needs: If You Don't, No One Will

    by Jennifer Solomon0

  • 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 your child. Changing bullies can change lives—his/hers and others.

    What to Do When Your Child Is a Bully

    What to Do When Your Child Is a Bully

    by JP Carlos6

  • My daughter, now 5, wants to wear make-up and paint her nails, just like her Mama. My question is: When is she old enough to do it herself? Should a 5 year old really have painted nails?

    When Is Your Daughter Old Enough for a Manicure?

    When Is Your Daughter Old Enough for a Manicure?

    by Lisa Bean0

  • Parents give lip service to boosting their children's self-esteem, often thinking that over-loading them with praise is the answer. In reality, though, it takes time, effort, empathy, and being present: validating their feelings, celebrating their uniqueness, and listening, not lecturing.

    How to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem and Rear a Confident Kid

    How to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem and Rear a Confident Kid

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Children growing up with ADHD are sometimes socially awkward, making it more difficult to make friends. Teaching social skills to our children can make it easier for them to make friends.

    Growing up With ADHD: Teaching Social Skills

    Growing up With ADHD: Teaching Social Skills

    by Seven Stevens0

  • Brushing your teeth becomes a healthy habit when learned from the start. Encourage your child to brush their teeth with fun toothbrushes and songs.

    Brushing Teeth With Kids

    Brushing Teeth With Kids

    by Sheilamarie2

  • Children's belief in mythical figures like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Tooth Fairy make special occasions magical. But is it truly about them, or is it more about us?

    Why It's Okay My Son Doesn't Believe in Santa

    Why It's Okay My Son Doesn't Believe in Santa

    by April Sutphen1

  • Parents should encourage young children to pretend play. Learn the many benefits and life skills that this type of play can bring to your child's life.

    The Many Benefits of Pretend Play

    The Many Benefits of Pretend Play

    by Alissa Roberts8

  • 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!

    9 Reasons Why Kids Need Chores

    9 Reasons Why Kids Need Chores

    by Vivian Coblentz2

  • Fun and simple Thanksgiving crafts, games, and activities designed for young children—but fun for the whole family.

    Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

    Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

    by Samantha Harris5

  • 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!

    6 Tips to Keep Your Kids From Fighting During School Breaks

    6 Tips to Keep Your Kids From Fighting During School Breaks

    by Vivian Coblentz0

  • Emotionally disturbed gifted children are often denied adequate services. This site details why twice exceptional gifted children are not identified. It also details best-practice instruction for students who have been identified as ED.

    Emotionally Disturbed Gifted Children

    Emotionally Disturbed Gifted Children

    by arizonataylor0

  • Creative play is essential for a child's mental and physical growth. In this article, I discuss why "playing princess," a type of creative play, isn't such a bad idea for my daughter after all.

    Why I Allowed My Little Daughter to "Play Princess"

    Why I Allowed My Little Daughter to "Play Princess"

    by Marissa37

  • 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.

    What Exactly Is Mom Brain?

    What Exactly Is Mom Brain?

    by Kayla Hebert4

  • 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.

    Visual Discrimination Activities for Children

    Visual Discrimination Activities for Children

    by TeacherRenee7

  • 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.

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    How to Reduce a Child's Fever

    by Leah Lefler22

  • Parenting is hard work. If most parents could ask for anything it would be a break, but you'd be surprised how including your kids can be the best gift you give yourself. Teaching your kids valuable skills and letting them help you may just be the ticket to getting that break you so desire.

    How Including Your Kids Can Be the Best Gift You Give Yourself

    How Including Your Kids Can Be the Best Gift You Give Yourself

    by Victoria Van Ness0

  • 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…

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

    by Yvonne Spence45

  • If your child is a picky eater and you don’t know how to get them to eat, here are some ways to combat their resistance without nagging or losing your cool.

    How to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat

    How to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat

    by Natalie Frank12

  • Childhood obesity is an epidemic in our country and, as a former fat kid, my heart goes out to all those who suffer from it. While concerned parents want to help, they often make the problem worse. By only focusing on the weight and not the bigger picture, moms and dads miss the mark.

    How to Help a Child Lose Weight: Advice for Parents From a Former Fat Kid

    How to Help a Child Lose Weight: Advice for Parents From a Former Fat Kid

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Find out about 10 fun and unplugged activities you can do with your children. These are inexpensive and educational adventures that will bring your family closer together.

    Ten Fun Activities to Enjoy With Your Kids

    Ten Fun Activities to Enjoy With Your Kids

    by Sarah Johnson55

  • Children with good manners are a delight to be around. When your child is invited to eat at someone's home, help him express kindness to the host with these four basic rules of dinner etiquette.

    Invited to Eat Dinner? Manners for Children

    Invited to Eat Dinner? Manners for Children

    by Jimmie Quick66

  • 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.

    11 Things for Kids to Do When They've Had Too Much Screen Time

    11 Things for Kids to Do When They've Had Too Much Screen Time

    by Christopher Wanamaker2

  • 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.

    Dancing with Cinderella

    Dancing with Cinderella

    by Jason White3

  • Getting ready for your child to go to their first sleepover may seem intimidating, but it's not so hard if you follow a few tips. Make sure your child is ready and that you are as ready as you can be too.

    Getting Ready for Your Child’s First Sleepover

    Getting Ready for Your Child’s First Sleepover

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff0

  • Advertising is a prevalent influence in children's lives. How has it changed over the years, what effect does it have, and what can parents do to counteract its influence?

    The Influence of Advertising on Children

    The Influence of Advertising on Children

    by Ruth Coffee72

  • 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.

    101 Great Cuss/Swear Word Alternatives

    101 Great Cuss/Swear Word Alternatives

    by TMApsey179

  • 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.

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    How to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

    by Angela Michelle Schultz41

  • Learning how to be organized is an important lesson for kids that will have lifelong benefits—both to themselves and to others around them. Use these tips to teach your kids to be organized, starting with their own spaces and belongings.

    5 Tips to Teach Your Kids to Be Organized

    5 Tips to Teach Your Kids to Be Organized

    by Kate Smith0

  • 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.

    How Television Affects Children

    How Television Affects Children

    by Chris Long0

  • 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.

    Loud Children: How to Get Noisy Kids to be Quiet

    Loud Children: How to Get Noisy Kids to be Quiet

    by lisabeaman22

  • 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?

    Why I Won't Pin My Son's Ears Back

    Why I Won't Pin My Son's Ears Back

    by TheirBadMommy0

  • 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.

    Kids and Household Chores

    Kids and Household Chores

    by Roxanne Lewis69

  • 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.

    Is It Really so Bad to Bribe Your Child?

    Is It Really so Bad to Bribe Your Child?

    by Natalie Frank11

  • Household chores can teach children valuable lessons: responsibility, the value of a dollar, and what it means to be a team player. By instilling these values in your child at a young age, you are helping them to succeed later on in life.

    Chore Charts for Kids From Ages 4 - 12

    Chore Charts for Kids From Ages 4 - 12

    by Jill Kostowskie12

  • 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.

    Ideas and Word Lists for Kids Charades

    Ideas and Word Lists for Kids Charades

    by Kristy Callan42

  • 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.

    Side Effects of Parental Aggression

    Side Effects of Parental Aggression

    by Raven Young1

  • While the term "risky play" might sound daunting, taking a step back and biting your tongue when you want to shout "be careful!" is important for your child's gross motor development and confidence.

    The Importance of Risky Play in Early Childhood

    The Importance of Risky Play in Early Childhood

    by Sofia Ringo0

  • "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.

    Encouraging Children to Be Independent

    Encouraging Children to Be Independent

    by Lisa Bean6

  • Sometimes kids simply don't want to go to sleep—there's too much excitement in the house and they want to stay up with the adults. Sometimes kids simply want to exercise some autonomy. There are ways to get them to settle down for bed. Here are some tips and tricks to get your kids to sleep.

    How to Get Your Kids to Fall Asleep—Tonight!

    How to Get Your Kids to Fall Asleep—Tonight!

    by Layne Holmes0

  • Summer means longer days, warmer weather, and lots of time with the kids. From making ice cream to building forts, to going on nighttime nature walks to learning about ladybugs, it's the season to live life to its fullest and create memories to last far into the future.

    8 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Summer

    8 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids in Summer

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • Why is it that some children enjoy reading more than others? Well, here's your chance to help your child enjoy reading, but it requires your attention and immediate action.

    How to Help Your Child Enjoy Reading

    How to Help Your Child Enjoy Reading

    by JP Carlos4

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