Today’s parents live in a world where electronic media is an ever- changing, but increasingly important part, of family life. Parenting is a tough job especially when both parents work outside the home, families try to juggle complex schedules, or if you are a single
Teething, like other developmental milestones, does not happen at exactly the same time for all babies. However, most parents can expect to see their baby's first tooth between 4 and 7 months of age. If your baby does not have any teeth by his first
It is truly remarkable what babies and young children can do. Little ones are learning, growing, and changing at an astonishing rate. However, because of what has been learned about children’s development, we know there are many things they are not yet capable of doing.
The first three years of life are the most critical for overall healthy development. It is important for parents to start as soon as possible to build the foundation that will help their children reach their full potential. Following is a list of things every
A pacifier is often a child’s first and most precious possession. It offers comfort, satisfies an infant’s need to suck, provides a sense of security, and oftentimes, peace to parents. However, there may come a time when as a parent, you feel it necessary to
Just when you thought you bought your last diaper and had successfully maneuvered through potty-training, your child begins to regress! Why is this happening? Toileting regression can be very frustrating and puzzling for many parents. Oftentimes, parents struggle more with toileting issues than with any
Since the beginning of time brothers and sisters have had their differences. Arguments ensue over major issues and, what seem to us, minor ones. Siblings who share a room are often tempted to draw a line down the middle to keep one another from touching
Reading with your child is a special and precious time. There are very few activities as rewarding as cuddling up together with an exciting book! The more your preschooler is exposed to quality books and the fun of reading, the more he will come to
As parents we learn about the benefits of regular doctor visits, immunizations, physical activity and proper nutrition.We understand the need for stimulating toys and activities to promote brain development. However, we may overlook the importance of nurturing our children’s emotional development. Every child is unique.
Oftentimes adults view the term ‘routine’ in a negative fashion because we associate it with boredom and repetition. But children thrive on routines. The predictability they find within structured routines makes them feel secure, comfortable and in control. Routines, to a great degree, develop out