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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 [...]

Safety Over the Holiday Season

Safety Over the Holiday Season

The excitement of the holiday season can lead us to let our guard down, with tragic results. Here’s what you need to know about holiday safety. Tis the season to be jolly…tis also the season to [...]

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 [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

Today, another shooting covers the news. Add to that the recent stories of the Paris attacks, Syrian refugees desperately fleeing their homeland, climate change, and natural catastrophes, it can look like a big, bad world to children. [...]

6 Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

6 Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

This weekend, families across America will be sitting down and giving thanks. While Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, there are simple ways we can make gratitude a part of our family’s daily lives. Some days, life [...]

3 Tips to Manage a Child’s Christmas Wish List

3 Tips to Manage a 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 [...]

4 Signs Your Child’s Being Bullied

4 Signs Your Child’s Being Bullied

Bullying can destroy a child’s sense of self-worth, which is why it’s important to understand the types and signs of bullying . Is your child the victim of bullying? Sometimes the signs are hard to spot. [...]

Top Baby and Toddler Toys for 2015

Top Baby and Toddler Toys for 2015

  I remember when my daughter, then 3, woke on Christmas morning to find a gift under the tree we thought she’d love. It was a beautiful toy kitchen, and although she played with that for [...]

3 Steps to Cure Bedwetting

3 Steps to Cure Bedwetting

Were you a bedwetter? Then chances are your child will be too, because bedwetting is often hereditary. At around three or four years of age, once a child has mastered toilet learning, he then begins to [...]

Child Proofing Homes

Child Proofing Homes

Injuries are one of the leading causes of hospitalization in children under five – which is why you’ll want to child proof your home now. Once your baby becomes mobile, child proofing your home is vital. [...]