That adorable little lump in a blanket is now a toddler! Look out world, here she comes.

Toddlers and Meal Time

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

It never fails at our house that our toddler gets fussy as soon as I start fixing dinner. Occasionally she plays with her Dad or brothers, but often she wants […]

The Frequent Mover’s Card

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mia Cronan

More and more people and families are relocating to new cities, states, and sometimes countries for their companies. For those folks who do this often, there should be a frequent […]

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 […]

Daycare Dilemma: When Your Child Cries

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Does your child cry when you try to exit the daycare center and head to work? Leaving your child in the hands of another person is stressful […]

When Toddlers Bite Other Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

A worried mother asks , “Today at our play group my son BIT my friend’s daughter! My friend acted like it was a normal childhood problem, and told me not […]

10 Tips for a Peaceful Holiday Season: Helping Kids Relax

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Kids get pretty anxious over the holidays. It’s a time of excitement and wonder, and they often have a hard time relaxing, staying calm and sleeping well. Here are some […]

Helping Your Child Say Bye-bye to Ba-Ba

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

“Mommeeeeeee! Ba ba!” It’s the third bottle already today for your two year old, and it isn’t even lunch time yet. Did you wait too long to take the bottle […]

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 […]

All You Need to Know About Birthday Parties

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Kid Cooperation The Penny Whistle Birthday Party Book Planning Keep it simple. At all ages, simple events tend to be successful and more fun. Complicated parties usually require extensive planning […]

Hotel Stays With Small Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by Laurie Neal

Packing up and flying or driving with small children can be stressful enough. You certainly do not need to add hotel hassles once you arrive at your destination. Staying in […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

First Born Jealousy

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. She’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of her life with this new challenger for our […]

Reading to Very Young Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by Betsy Gartrell-Judd

Sure, reading is critical to a child’s success and development and we know experts advise us to start reading to babies as early as six months. But no one said […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Dangers of Shaking Young Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse

Many well-intentioned, responsible people who would never dream of hitting a child, think nothing of giving a small child a “good shaking.” But while such punishment was generally considered harmless […]

10 Reasons to Hold Your Toddler

February 12th, 2013 posted by Joanne Baum, Ph.D

Some parents begin to think that toddlers shouldn’t be held as much as they were holding their babies a few months ago. But I think that’s largely a misperception. Toddlers […]

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 […]

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 – […]

As children are in the midst of their first few weeks back to school this year, they’re not the only ones who are starting off a new year of learning. […]

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