Preschoolers

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

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 […]

Interrupting

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 – […]

Other People’s Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Do you have a friend, relative or neighbor with kids who drive you crazy with their misbehavior? I think we all know one family that fits this description. It puts […]

If you are expecting a baby and already have one or more children, it’s wise to solve their sleep problems before the new baby arrives. Remember, a newborn typically awakens […]

Dealing with Separation Anxiety

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

It’s a common scene at any daycare, playground or birthday party: a crying child clinging to a parent who is desperately trying to convince the child to let go and […]

Positive Thinking for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

During their growth and development, children go through many stages of self-doubt. They are always comparing themselves to others, and they often see themselves as coming up short. As parents, […]

Pajama Games: Getting children to go to bed

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

They know every excuse in the book: I need a drink of water. I forgot to give you a hug goodnight. I heard a noise outside my window. Bedtime can […]

Helping Kids Overcome Their Fears and Phobias

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Children love the fantasy and fun of dressing up in costumes and Halloween is usually an exciting and fun event for them. During October, however, the television networks begin running […]

Reclaiming Play: Helping Children Learn and Thrive in School

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Carlsson-Paige

by Nancy Carlsson-Paige Child development theorists, researchers, and educators have long known that play is one of children’s most valuable resources, vital to their social, emotional, and cognitive growth. Through […]

Party Behavior: How to Help Your Child Become a Little Lady or Gentleman

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation Every time I take my son to a party his behavior embarrasses me. It’s as if he leaves his manners at home! How can I get my son to […]

Manners Matter: Putting a Halt to Interruptions

February 12th, 2013 posted by Anne Leedom

By Anne Leedom Many of us have sat in a restaurant, a movie theatre or perhaps you noticed this phenomenon just walking down the street. I am referring to the […]

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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 […]