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Setting Limits with Toddlers

Setting Limits with Toddlers

Laying down a few rules with your toddler takes patience and consistency. Here’s how to set limits with your little tyke. It’s during the toddler years, when children begin to become more independent that the need [...]

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

Does Your Teen Spend Too Much Time Alone?

If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’ve probably caught yourself lamenting over the fact that you never seem to see your child anymore…not because she’s out with friends, but because she’s spending time alone. Teens [...]

How To Be a Good Step-Parent in a Blended Family

How To Be a Good Step-Parent in a Blended Family

Since the days of Cinderella, step-parents have had a bad reputation. But in reality, with a little care, stepparents can play a very positive role in a child’s life. Statistics tell us that up to 50% [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

From the horror of the Boston Marathon bombings, to school shootings, to wars and natural catastrophes, it can feel like a big, bad world to children. As parents,  how do we explain such frightening events to our [...]

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 [...]

Facts of Life and Young Children

Facts of Life and Young Children

When it comes to discussing the facts of life with your preschooler, find those teachable moments to make it a part of your day-to-day lives together. If the thought of discussing the birds and bees with [...]

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

If your child has trouble breathing or gets hives after eating, then she may have a life threatening food allergy. In children, particularly young ones, intolerance to certain foods is fairly common. But actual food allergies, [...]

Keeping Adolescents Safe During the Teen Years

Keeping Adolescents Safe During the Teen Years

When we think of safety and children, young children come to mind. But teens also face dangers as they become increasingly independent. Keeping our kids safe during the teen years is an important issue. This is [...]

Choosing a Preschool

Choosing a Preschool

Preschool is a big step for a child. Make sure the one you’re sending your little one to is right for him. Sending your child off to nursery or preschool is a big step for both [...]

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

When Children Swear, Curse and Use Foul Language

Hearing swear words coming from your child’s mouth can be upsetting. More astonishing may be that those first swear words your young child utters were learned on the home front. It can be a shocking moment [...]