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5 Common Mistakes New Parents Make

It’s okay. You are going to make mistakes as a parent, no matter how little or how much you know. The best thing to do to prepare for a new baby is acknowledge the mistakes that other parents have made and learn from them. Here are a five that you can avoid: Crowded Public Places […]

The Importance of Teaching Children to Love Reading

by Paula Wilson Alot of children today are not developing a love of reading that will help them be successful adults. As parents, our fundamental duty is to prepare our children for adulthood. We give them our love and our time, and by doing this we are preparing them to face the world. Teaching them […]

Bedwetting: What Can You Do About It?

My son and his best friend have been bugging us for months, their moms, to arrange a sleep over. The boys are keen, the moms aren’t. “Why not, mom?”, asked the two 6-year olds. “Because you guys are not yet ready for a sleep over.” The thing is, my son is ready but his friend […]

High Chair Hygiene

Meal times are a time of learning and exploration for babies and toddlers. Not only are they exposed to a variety of new textures, but to tastes and smells as well. While your baby is still eating purees from the spoon, fewer messes are to be expected; once he or she graduates to finger or […]

Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

by Elizabeth Pantley author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill 2007) You don’t have to give up dining out, and you don’t have to skip a date night if the babysitter cancels. There are ways to teach children how to behave appropriately in a restaurant so that it is a fun evening out for everyone […]

Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling

by Elizabeth Pantley author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill 2007) Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get angry, we can’t prevent that. What we can do is […]

Tantrums, Fussing and Whining

by Elizabeth Pantley author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution (McGraw-Hill 2007) If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during early childhood, you would find that these three items appear on every list. They are so common that I call them The Big Three. All children master their own version of these […]

Introducing Your Child to Your New Baby

You probably remember the ease of your first baby. It was you and your partner, bringing home your newborn son or daughter and starting a new life with just the three of you. You had extended family, but the bonding that occurred was simple, problem free. However, now that you are having another baby you […]

Will Kids Eat Vegetables? Yes, They Will!

By Judy Williams You have made the decision to grow your own vegetables. It’s a lifestyle and health choice. You want the best for your family and there are no shortcuts on the way. Good for you! So now you’ve got all these wonderful fresh vegetables growing in your garden how do you get the […]

When Should We Begin Teaching Our Children A Second Language?

by Beth Butler Remember high school? You could choose French or Spanish. What you couldn’t choose was to be the right age to learn a new language easily. You memorized verbs, but you probably didn’t learn to speak fluently. Today, enlightened school systems know better. Second languages are introduced in elementary school. Little kids do […]

Today’s Family Man: How to Pick an Overnight Camp

by Gregory Keer Any parent who’s ever seen Meatballs, or any other raucous depiction of overnight camp, might want to think twice about sending their child away for a portion of the summer. But the experience can be truly amazing for a kid, especially with the myriad specialty camps and their bounteous facilities. Overnight camp […]

Tips On How To Conduct Background Checks for Nanny Services

by Steve Lampert Hiring a nanny is a sophisticated process that involves searching, interviewing, checking references and extending an offer to the right candidate. When the nanny has accepted your offer, the final step is conducting a criminal background check. Your offer should be contingent on the outcome of those results. What to check? It’s […]

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