Child life specialists are highly trained healthcare workers who are usually employed by hospitals. They work with children and their families to ease discomfort during hospital visits.
Mental health is an important aspect of living a healthy life. Though your child may seem too young to struggle with mental health, it is never too early to foster positive thinking. Read on for tips on how to foster positive mental health in your kids.
As a parent, it is important to keep an eye on your home’s plumbing and its performance, especially when you have curious toddlers around. Since the plumbing system usually contains some hazardous parts, you must ensure that certain parts of the house are safe and child-friendly. The following plumbing changes and upgrades can help you take proper precautions when having curious toddlers around.
Whether it’s a toddler’s defiant “No,” or a teenager screaming, “You can’t make me,” backtalk is enough to make any parent’s blood boil. What’s worse, it often seems our natural reaction to backtalk (“How dare you speak to me that way” or “You’ll do it because I said so, young lady!”) only makes the problem […]
From “Let It Go” to “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” The Mom Juice has you covered with kids’ songs, no matter the mood. We love having a go-to playlist of kids’ songs when we need to change things up. Whether you want to calm everyone down or spice things up, we hope you and your kids will love these songs as much as we do!
Sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches are ever-present. And for most of us, this is not a problem. Our brains are wired to effectively receive and interpret this incredible amount of data and formulate appropriate responses to it, all in fractions of a second. Unfortunately, many children lack or struggle with this ability.
The experience of separation, even a brief one, is important for both parents and child. Yet while important, separation anxiety—feeling anxious when apart—is common in infants and toddlers. Most children outgrow separation anxiety by age 3. There are many ways that parents can lessen separation anxiety in babies and toddlers and turn the experience into an opportunity for growth.
Playing sports not only benefits your children physically, but also mentally trains them to be sharp and agile. Sadly, many children today spend much of their downtime playing on their computers or watching too much TV. Here are 5 ways on how to ignite your child’s interest in sports.