Oftentimes, the methods we use to get children to listen are ineffective and can actually encourage non-compliance. However, there are effective principals of positive discipline that when used properly and consistently can increase the likelihood that your child will listen to you and in the process, begin to build the self-control needed to face life’s […]
Babies and Toddlers are smarter than you know! Children absorb so much information just from listening and being attentive to their environment. An “absorption” period in a child’s development starts at birth and continues through 6 and 7 years old.
I’ve found that for young elementary schoolers, parental attitudes and training will set the stage for their success for years to come. Here are the tips and tricks that have worked for my family and me:
A Mommybites reader asked: When can I hear my baby’s heartbeat? From the moment we find out we are expecting, no sound is more moving, more touching than hearing our little one’s heartbeat for the very first time! For many expectant moms, it is an anxious time between conceiving and the first heartbeat – it’s […]
The average American moves 11.7 times throughout their lives. Families end up moving for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to change school districts, switch careers, be closer to family, or just for a change of scenery. But, looking for a new house or apartment with young children can come with unique challenges. The first […]
The postpartum period is a vulnerable and challenging time for all new moms, but especially so right now with the restrictions on care and resources available imposed by COVID-19. As uncertainty around how COVID-19 affects pregnant or breastfeeding women and infants continues, it is critical that new moms understand its known implications, how it can […]
With quarantine lasting as long as it has, your kids may have grown a bit too comfortable lounging at home with electronics. Here are some ways to get them playing outside again (and giving you a break)!
Raising a toddler is tricky enough normally, but the stress of a pandemic comes with so much more to deal with. Here are some experts’ thoughts on keeping your toddler happy, safe, and on track with those developmental milestones!