Archive for 'Toddler'

The Importance of Family Vacations

The Importance of Family Vacations

Why taking a summer vacation with your children is so important. Family Vacations Well, it’s about that time of year again, when our thoughts turn to vacations. Summer vacations can provide some of the best memories [...]

Summer Safety for Young Children

Summer Safety for Young Children

Whether camping by a lake or playing at the park, keeping toddlers and preschoolers safe is a matter of vigilance and common sense. Children love to spend time outdoors, and so they should. Outdoor play provides [...]

Vacations Plans and Divorce

Vacations Plans and Divorce

Balancing the summer school break when divorce is part of your family. Vacations and Divorce Summer time can create special challenges for families where divorce is part of the picture. For children with two parents in [...]

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 [...]

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Now that there are less daylight hours and it’s dark before dinnertime in much of the country, children are less active and their outdoor playtime is reduced. This is supported by a study done by the [...]

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

Empathy and Friendship

Empathy and Friendship

How to help your child learn the skills to be a better friend. Empathy and Friendships Are you concerned that your child is having trouble making or keeping friends? Considering how important friendship is to children, [...]

Teaching Kids the Value of Nature

Teaching Kids the Value of Nature

Teaching our kids to value more than just the material things in life. Gifts vs Nature Particularly at this time of year, it’s difficult to convince kids that there’s more to life than just stuff, after [...]

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

This holiday season, are you planning to travel by plane with young children in tow? With a little planning, flying can be enjoyable and not filled with tears and fussing. Flying by air with young children [...]

Children & Christmas Traditions

Children & Christmas Traditions

It’s not the latest toy.  What kids really want for Christmas. Christmas Traditions When it comes to the holiday season, many of us  stress out and overspend , determined to get the perfect gift for our [...]