What to do When Your Child is Diagnosed with Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition that inflames an individual’s airways, and it is very common among younger children. If your child has recently been diagnosed with this respiratory disease, then you will need to come up with a comprehensive plan to reduce their risk of an asthma attack. Here are a few tactics and strategies that you can use to keep your child healthy and comfortable in the coming years.

How Clutter Can Impact Our Parenting

Falling behind on keeping your house organized after you bring home a newborn is far too easy. Unfortunately, while putting tidying aside can afford you more time with your child initially, if it becomes a habit, clutter can have negative impacts on how you parent.

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Update on Fiancé’s Stepfather’s Behavior

Four years ago you gave me some advice regarding my then-fiancé’s stepfather, George, who was inappropriately physical towards me. I thought you might like to know what has happened since then. I currently belong to a support group for expectant first-time moms. A couple of weeks ago we decided that each of us would write a “gratitude journal,” and share it with each other.

7 Tips for Surviving a Family Car Trip

Road trips offer a lot of time for bonding, but if you don’t plan ahead, things can go awry fast. There are a few tricks to pulling off a successful family car trip, but it all comes down to planning. Don’t think you’re just going to hop into the car and the kids will magically stay out of trouble for the next four hours. It just won’t happen.

Should I Help My Toddler?

It can be TOUGH – especially when you have to be somewhere – to let kids DO on their own, but making the time for accomplishments in independence is so important. Kids learn by doing, they gain self-esteem by doing, and they become problem solvers by doing.