Archive for 'Advice and Information'

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Telling your children to “never talk to strangers” is only one step in keeping our children safe from sexual predators and child abductors. As children, how many times were we told to “never talk to strangers”? [...]

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Speech and Language Difficulties in Tweens

Does your preteen have trouble expressing himself? Be forewarned. Speech and language difficulties can play havoc with a child’s self esteem. For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship, but during the preteen years, peers take on [...]

Teen Dating

Teen Dating

Why it’s important for parents to have a heart-to-heart with teens before they starts dating. Is your teen beginning to date? Because young people are so unique, when they show interest in dating varies from the [...]

Teaching A Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Teaching A Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Is your infant keeping you up all hours of the day and night? The time may have come to teach your child to sleep through the night. In the first year and a half of a [...]

Food Struggles and Picky Eaters

Food Struggles and Picky Eaters

Is your child a picky eater? While it may be tempting to bribe her to eat her meals, in the long run this creates more problems than its worth. Remember how voracious your child’s appetite was [...]

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

During the early years of childhood, children’s imagination is essentially their playground. Between the ages of three and six, children get really involved with fantasy play. Their tea set become the foundation for a party with [...]

Budgeting Children’s Wish Lists

Budgeting Children’s Wish Lists

The holiday season calls upon us to spend, spend, spend, but for many families this just isn’t realistic. Here’s how to survive the season on a budget. ‘Tis the season to be jolly. ‘Tis also the [...]

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

Studies show that what our children really want from the holidays is not necessarily the latest in toys and gadgets, but time with mom and dad. It’s almost ironic that we think of Christmas as a [...]

How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. What do you to say when your child starts to question the Big Guy in Red? What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Certainly half of the charm of [...]

Managing Your Child’s Christmas Wish List

Managing Your Child’s Christmas Wish List

Is your child’s wish list growing out of control? Here’s how to cope with those unrealistic Christmas wish lists. When it comes to wish lists, parents usually start hearing the “I wants” from their children a [...]