Sadly, over time we have become more uncomfortable with setting limits and being consistent with our daily routines or general rules. Parenting is a difficult job – the most difficult and demanding job I have ever had. Our children need us to be the parent, even when it’s uncomfortable and ugly.
The winter months can be cold and tough for kiddos who want to be outside in the sunny warmth! Here are some tips on how to make your little ones feel like they’re in a tropical climate with this awesome party.
There is no pain like that of losing a loved one, especially at a young age. After such a tragic loss, small children often experience a whirlwind of emotions for quite some time. They’re tremendously saddened, distraught, angry, and can have a lot of unanswered questions. As parents, what do we need to tell them about death and how should we approach the conversation?
Kids participating in youth sports today can choose between competitive and noncompetitive programs. The latter have gained a lot of traction in recent years. Such leagues focus primarily on participation and having fun – everyone is identified as a “winner,” and everyone seems to get a trophy. In some noncompetitive leagues, they don’t even keep score.
During your second pregnancy, it’s normal to have mixed feelings as your party of three nears its end. How do you savor the waning weeks, while soothing any trepidation your child may be feeling? We came up with 12 ways to make this time memorable and reassuring.
I’m not sure what my toddler can do by herself. I want her to be independent but I don’t want to push her too hard as she is only 2.3 years. If she goes to school, the first step is to ask what she does solo there. In many schools, toddlers put their own lunch on […]
Whether your child has been a picky eater from the start, or has just flipped from a lover of kale and salmon to a refuser of anything but white pasta, know that you are not alone. Here is a feeding manifesto that every parent, especially parents of difficult eaters, should know.
Ear infections are common in kiddos this time of year – learn how best to prevent them, to be aware of their diagnoses, and to take care of your little ones with ear infections.