The toddler years are gone and it’s on to preschool. This is a time for exploration and imagination.

Talking with Your Child About the Death of a Pet

Talking with Your Child About the Death of a Pet

September 16th, 2013 posted by Diane Cantrell

The loss of a family pet can be a traumatic time for everyone, but the grief can be especially difficult for children. Death is a tough topic for many parents […]

Kids & Chores

July 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

By Elizabeth Pantley Assigning children household chores is one of the best ways to build self-esteem and a feeling of competence. Regular chores establish helpful habits and good attitudes about […]

5 Kid Friendly Crafts for the Non-Crafty Mom

June 26th, 2013 posted by Stacey Gibbon

There are a lot of moms out there who simply don’t craft with their kids because they think they aren’t crafty themselves. I will say it over & over again: […]

24 Graduation Crafts & Recipes for Grads of All Ages

May 17th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

It’s that time of year again. Time for kids all over to don their graduation gowns and caps and march down the aisle to a new beginning! Graduation is not […]

7 Rainy Day Activities for Kids by Leah Blomberg on Magazine

7 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

May 15th, 2013 posted by Leah Blomberg

It’s raining outside with no signs of letting up. Your kids are getting restless and you don’t want them crying the “I’m bored blues” all day. Who says being stuck […]

Can’t We Just All Get Along?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Victoria Benz

Turning the sibling battlefield into a house of peace As frustrating as it can be for parents, bickering between siblings is normal for children. Getting along with a brother or […]

Child’s Play is Anything But

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Child developmental experts have studied children at play for over a century. Their research shows that play is a child’s most important work, a way of learning, growing, and understanding […]

Early Bird: Waking up too early

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Q: “I don’t need an alarm clock. Every day my daughter wakes up early – usually before 6:00. Is there any way to get her to sleep […]

Arguing & Back Talk

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: I know my kid’s going to grow up to be a lawyer! He argues whenever he’s asked to do something. He debates his rights when he’s asked to stop […]

Dealing with “Monsters” and Nighttime Fears

February 12th, 2013 posted by Stacy DeBroff

by Stacy DeBroff It can be difficult to think straight when your crying child shakes you awake in the middle of the night frightened and tearful by a nightmare or […]

Despite Some Mature Moments Kids Will Still Be Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Whenever we get together with family and friends who have small kids I can’t help but to think to myself “I’m so glad we’re out of that stage!” I recall […]

Find Your Best Friends in a Playgroup

February 12th, 2013 posted by Carren W. Joye

by Carren W. Joye From board meetings and deadlines to board games and diapers, I transitioned from a public relations professional at a university to a full time stay-at-home mom. […]

Baby-sitter Safety Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Harlyene Goss

‘Tis the season parents need their baby-sitters. Whether it is the busy season at work, holiday shopping or parties, they rely on their baby-sitters to keep their children safe. Whenever […]

Eating Right for Sleep

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Food has a huge impact on a child’s well-being. It can energize, increase hyperactivity or induce fatigue. Just as a lack of sleep can jumble a child’s thinking or cause […]

The family bed, also called co-sleeping, is an extremely common practice in which babies and young children sleep with one or both of their parents. It’s estimated that approximately 1/3 […]

Imaginary Friends: Should You Be Concerned

February 12th, 2013 posted by Armin Brott

Young children often have imaginary friends. Sometimes they’re human, other times they’re animals, like the life-size rabbit in the old Jimmy Stewart movie, “Harvey.” Sometimes the imaginary friend is an […]

Can Twins Have Too Much Togetherness?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Joan Friedman

Many twins begin to interact with each other around six to ten months of age. As same-age siblings begin to discover one another, it’s a thrill for parents to watch […]

Ending Sibling Fights

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation My kids’ fighting drives me crazy! It’s usually over some extremely important issue, like who gets to use the red Lego piece. (Never mind that there are fifteen more […]

In Search of the Perfect Playgroup

February 12th, 2013 posted by Carren W. Joye

Many parents these days are seeking playgroups for themselves and their children. Although the perfect playgroup does not exist, one will likely be better suited for you and your child […]

Nightmares & Night Terrors in Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

DEAR DR.PAUL: We have a 29 month-old daughter who has been having night terrors lately. She often wakes up in the middle of the night screaming. Needless to say, my […]

Clean Your Room!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: My child’s bedroom looks like it’s been put through a blender! I can’t see the carpet, and to walk through the room I have to dodge clothes, toys, and […]


February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Whether you’re on the phone, busy on your computer, or talking to another adult, it can be frustrating when your children constantly interrupt you. What’s surprising to […]

On Fast Food and Silver Bullets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Deborah Mitchell

by Deborah Mitchell When I sat down to write “What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Childhood Vaccinations ,” I vividly recalled how, when I was a small child, my […]

Saying Sorry

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

Hannah hit Josh with a block. I did the appropriate thing. I asked Hannah to tell Josh that she was sorry for hitting him. Hannah refused. I guess she wasn’t […]

Kids & Divorce

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jill Curtis

It is sad, but still a fact, that our children are being touched by the shadow of divorce. Even if they are not among the growing number of families split […]

The Big Sibling Book

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Reviewed by FamilyCorner Staff Great news – you’re going to have another bundle of joy! As every mom knows, this is truly a wonderful and exciting time in your life. […]

Tantrums, Fussing and Whining

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

If you ask parents to list the most frustrating discipline problems during early childhood, you would find that these three items appear on every list. All children master their own […]

Making Moving Easier for Your Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: We’re planning a move and want it to go smoothly for our child. What ways can we soften the blow of this major transition? Assume the Best Most children […]

Managing Morning Madness

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Are your mornings rushed, chaotic and disorganized? Then it’s time to get control and make morning a good start to a wonderful day! When your morning activities run smoothly, and […]

Motor skills in which an object is typically manipulated (usually by the hands or the feet) are known as manipulative skills. Throwing, catching, and kicking fall into this category – […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]