A Bedtime Routine For Your Baby

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As soon as possible, you should start a bedtime routine with your baby. You can start when the baby is six to eight weeks old, and your baby will surely reap benefits from the early routine setup. Establishing a stipulated system will make your baby appreciable of the consistent pattern. The baby will be comfortable […]


Help Protect Your Child S Vision From Uv Rays And Eye Injuries

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For children, sunshine and warm weather equal outdoor activity. For parents interested in their children’s eye health, it’s also the right time to get kids sunglasses and protective eyewear. Many parents don’t think about getting sunglasses for their kids, but everyone is at risk for eye damage as a result of exposure to the sun. […]


Special Natural Skin Care For Babies

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We spend hours and countless amounts of money on our own personal skin care, trying different lotions and potions to find the perfect product for our needs. Our babies deserve the same special attention when selecting skin care products as well. Babies and little children seldom actually need lotions and creams unless they have dry […]


Joint Custody 10 Strategies For Co Parenting With An Uncooperative Ex

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Almost six years ago, when the father of my children and I divorced, we wholeheartedly agreed to share joint custody of our two children, who were 3 and 6 years old at that time. During our nine years of marriage, we had never argued about parenting philosophies or values. I saw no indication that parenting […]


Baby Gates Flexibility And Warning

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Baby gates keep your babies and toddlers safe. But remember that they are not the only ones who will be using the baby gate. Older children as well as parents in the house will at some point need to pass these gates. That is why it is very important that you get a gate that […]


New Service Reduces Impact Of School Emergencies

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It’s a disturbing reality that some gunmen, criminals and sexual predators have been able to slip into U.S. schools. Consequently, parents, as well as school and community leaders, are demanding action to prevent further tragic results. Schools, in concert with police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are focusing on communication as one of […]


Should The Dad Attend The Birth Of His Baby

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Not so long ago a dad-to-be would pace up and down outside the labor room and would be admitted only after the birth. Modern practice is to assume the dad-to-be should be at the birth to offer support. But an increasing number of dads, moms and midwives would prefer he stayed outside. Some of the […]


Sharing Books With Children

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One of my first memories of childhood is that of my mother reading Dr. Seuss books to me in a big brown recliner in our living room. That memory brings with it sounds and smells and a general feeling of safety and comfort that never fades, even after all these years. Naturally, one of the […]


A Mother S Reasons For Choosing Montessori

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This is the time of year when the parents of many preschoolers must decide where their child will attend school in the fall. I wanted to take this opportunity to share my experience with Montessori preschool education. My son is completing his second year in a Montessori preschool program and attended from the age of […]


Tv Is A Drug Are Your Kids Addicted

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For most of us, hearing about different types of addiction is a common occurrence. Even more difficult to bear is that most of us are close to someone affected by an addiction. When addictions are related to the abuse of a substance such as alcohol, our understanding that there is a problem may be rooted […]


Back When I Was A Kid

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We must eliminate from our minds a few phrases when we are making decisions about how we will be raising our kids. They are the sayings like: “When I was a kid…” and “If I had done that when I was a kid, my dad would have…” or “Back when we were in school they […]


Kids Internet Safety And Myspace Be Careful

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Kids Internet Safety – Be Careful! The Internet and Computers are becoming a necessity in our homes. Nearly everything we do be it registering a new appliance, paying bills, finding a movie, restaurant or an amusement park for location and hours, is easy online. Why “let your fingers do the walking” in the yellow pages […]


Helping Your Child Stay Fit

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Would your child rather watch television and play video games all day than move an inch? Children are battling obesity and inactivity at alarming rates. It’s time to get our kids in shape now, before they face serious health problems in the future. But how? As you can guess, the plan includes lots of fun. […]


Is My Child A Target For Internet Predators

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Thankfully, the answer is probably not. Most children use the internet to socialize with friends and pursue budding interests. They manage to steer clear of the dangerous predators lurking in chat rooms and other forums who slyly manipulate their way into electronic networks of school-age friends to find and groom the next vulnerable child for […]


The Not So Perfect Parent Or Lose The Guilt

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All of us have that guilty feeling from time to time and yet it is the most wasted emotion of all. We can’t take back words or actions, no matter how hard we wish. If you are a parent, this guilt seems to be present even more. This useless feeling is a universal phenomenon. Why […]


Introducing Children To Music Strategies For Success

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I’ve heard a million parents lament the fact that they didn’t get their children interested in music sooner. There are also hundreds of adults out there that wish they had learned how to play an instrument when they were younger. Studies actually support the idea that music stimulates certain brain connections and can actually help […]


View From Another Planet Learning To Talk To Our Children

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Our goal in conscious communication is not to change the other person . . . Our goal is to establish connection. Andrew LeCompte, author, Creating Harmonious Relationships A parent of three attended a workshop I gave on managing conflict. A few days after the workshop, she emailed me to say that she’d had an “opportunity” […]


National Security Expert Offers Tips For After School Safety

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Smart parents know to do their homework today when it comes to home safety and security during the school year, especially if kids are coming home to an empty house. “With more kids today ‘home alone,’ there really are some golden rules parents should follow to make the home a safe and secure place,” said […]


Choosing Your Baby S Doctor

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During the last couple months of your pregnancy, you should start looking for a pediatrician. Finding the right doctor is very important. You should feel comfortable and know they will answer any questions you may have without making you feel like an idiot for asking. Don’t wait until the last minute to talk to potential […]


10 Ways To Make Reading Fun

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Learning to read can be a challenging adventure for some children. It seems that everyone from a child’s teacher to Mom and Dad and even Grandma is excited and waiting for the child to learn to read. All the pressure and expectations from the adults can sure put a damper on the excitement for the […]