With the influx of technology, parents have more decisions to make than ever before. Once, decisions regarding play revolved around when their child was old enough for toys with small pieces, and decisions regarding learning centered around whether or not they would choose to send their children to preschool. Now, they must decide if – and more likely, when – they will first expose their children to technology.
For parents interested in herbal remedies for their children, slippery elm is a product you should have on your radar. It can be used to treat tummy aches, coughs, bronchitis, urinary infections, baby rashes, and more. What is Slippery Elm? Slippery Elm is native to North America, and was widely used by Native Americans as […]
Protecting your child’s mental wellness is many parents’ primary goal. Others may pay more attention to outward issues. Placing mental health on the back burner is detrimental to everyone in a family because the consequences can extend to others. It’s essential to recognize the signs of declining mental health and pinpoint lifestyle aspects that affect it. You can only fix a problem if you know the cause.
I was not prepared for my child to choose my husband over me. It happened when my daughter was about one-and-a-half years old. Up to that time, I was clearly the parent of choice. She predictably preferred that I feed her, bathe her, change her diapers and put her to sleep. Of course, her father […]
One of the latest fads in the health community is including coconut oil in your diet. It rose in popularity alongside the keto diet, since it’s high in natural fats that can help with weight loss when taken correctly.
If you’re pregnant, you’re probably busy furnishing a nursery, creating a birth plan, choosing a name, and picking out baby clothing. However, pregnancy is also a very sensitive time for your health. After all, your health now affects your child’s health!
There are some nights when your child feels sleepy and easily surrenders to bedtime, but other nights, you might as well be putting the Tasmanian devil to bed. Under these circumstances, it’s beneficial to incorporate some relaxing nighttime activities into your routine to get your child ready for bed.
Fall is in full swing. Pumpkin flavors everything from coffee to candles. Football dominates the weekends. And, the kids are busy with school, sports and other activities. Any parent will tell you that a busy school year usually means “morning madness”. One mom described trying to get her kids and herself out the door in the morning a “daily disaster.”
We all know there are numerous benefits to learning a second language as an adult, but what about the benefits of learning a foreign language as a child? Children who grow up in a dual-language household or who are enrolled in a bilingual school gain other benefits relating to academics, world view, empathy, and confidence.
If your eldest child is just a few years old, it’s hard to imagine a life where they’re not continually by your side. You’ve carried them in the womb, delivered them, held them, fed them, nurtured them, and been with them for every step of their life so far.