Toddlers

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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Quality Time After Daycare

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jodi L. Marvin

One of the biggest problems working parents may very well face is the guilt of being away from their children for 8+ hours per day. At times, maybe even feeling […]

Transitioning to the Sippy Cup

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Question : “My seven-month-old baby is breastfed and just starting on solids. Does he need water or juice? When should I teach him to drink from a […]

Finicky Feeding

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ailza Rumbaua, MD

by Ailza Rumbaua, MD Picky eating habits are a major dilemma for most parents, and even pediatricians. Although this may seem disturbing, this is a normal and expected behavior of […]

Seven Tips for Eating Out with Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Carla Beuning

by Carla Beuning Ah… those good old days. Before you had kids, you could eat out just about any time you wanted. There were no worries about wait times and […]

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 […]

Get Your Toddler to Cooperate!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Toddlers require more finesse to gain their cooperation, because they have not yet reached the age at which they can see and understand the whole picture. Robert Scotellaro is quoted […]

Teaching Good Manners

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Good manners are a very important key to your child’s social success, but no child is born with good manners. Teaching them is a parents responsibility. Beyond teaching “please” and […]

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 […]

Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along? Learn […]

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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 […]