Archive for 'Advice and Information'

Getting Children to Sleep Without a Bedtime Battle

Getting Children to Sleep Without a Bedtime Battle

Those bedtime battles. Believe it or not, there are ways to tuck in a tired toddler without it turning into a power struggle. Most of us have been through those bedtime battles, when tucking in a [...]

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

The preteen years are the calm before the storm of the more tumultuous teen years. But that doesn’t mean that parents can sit back and relax. The preteen years mark a time in a child’s life [...]

Why Teddy Bears Help Babies Sleep

Why Teddy Bears Help Babies Sleep

Your child’s blanket or teddy bear may be the ticket to a good night rest for your child, and for yourself! Although by six months of age most babies are capable of sleeping a solid eight [...]

Computer Game Violence

Computer Game Violence

When’s the last time you observed the computer and video games your children play? Well once you do, don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly laying down some ground rules on the types of games [...]

Music and Young Children

Music and Young Children

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the love of music. Fortunately it doesn’t require expensive lessons and instruments to do this. Singing, even speaking in a sing-song voice to children is [...]

When Your Teens Friends Are a Bad Influence

When Your Teens Friends Are a Bad Influence

Are you concerned about your teen’s friends? You may be wondering if the time has come to speak up and express your concerns. Teens & Bad Friends If your teen is getting into a little trouble, [...]

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 [...]