Crafting provides a great way to spend time with children while enjoying a fun activity together. Following some simple tips can make it a fun experience for everyone. We hope you will put some of the following suggestions to use. Find the craft that children want to make and then make a list of all
Children, especially those younger than 5 years, are at higher risk for serious flu-related complications. The flu vaccine offers the best defense against getting the flu and spreading it to others. Getting vaccinated can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, missed work and school days, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths in children. Information on this
The holidays are a stressful time for even the best-adjusted adult. The holiday season for young children is almost a certain situation to cause the toddler meltdown. Think about the way your child sees the holiday season. First of all, the stores where he is used to going with Mommy look entirely different. Everybody keeps
Here are the wisest commandments ever commended to parents: Thou shalt be consistent. Do as you say you will. Children know where they stand when you are consistent, follow through and mean what you say. Thou shalt expect children to contribute (without being paid). Expect children to help at home but don’t expect them to
We all know that learning to read is important, but as parents what do we do to facilitate this milestone? Reading to your child has many benefits one of which is simply having time to snuggle together. Here are ten reasons to read to your child. When you read to your child, he/she will learn
Choosing the right toy for your child’s age is not just a matter of selecting a toy that will engage, entertain and educate them, it is also a matter of safety. If you have browsed the aisles of any toy store lately, you probably know that selecting the right toy can be a difficult undertaking.
Before mastering the art of speech, your baby has great difficulty in communicating his needs to you. This can cause frustration for you both – yet there is a solution. Baby sign language is rapidly becoming popular as a means of recognizing – and responding to – a young baby’s needs. Babies can be taught
If you are thinking about starting to potty train your toddler, there are a few questions you should ask yourself before you begin potty training. Being well prepared for this challenging transition from diapers to potty is one of the best things you can do to make this as easy as possible for your child.
Learning to read can be a challenging adventure for some children. It seems that everyone from a child’s teacher to Mom and Dad and even Grandma is excited and waiting for the child to learn to read. All the pressure and expectations from the adults can sure put a damper on the excitement for the
Many people have a strong opinion on the importance of self-esteem in children. Some people think too much emphasis is placed on self-esteem today. However, most believe strongly that self-esteem development is crucial in children. The truth is that both opinions are correct. There is probably too much emphasis on self-esteem today, and self-esteem development
In the traditional family structure, the role of the father is clearly unique. Perhaps it is because dad goes off to work and comes home with that big booming voice or maybe it is that he is a soft touch for ice cream or an extra ride on the Ferris Wheel at the State Fair
Children do not deal with separation and loss in the same way as adults. Adults, for example, recognize the difference between a friend moving out of town and a friend dying. Young children, on the other hand, simply view both situations as a loss. Here are some important points to consider when you are helping
We all get angry from time to time. Anger is just part of the human condition. It is not “bad” to be angry. Now, some behaviors that are the result of being angry can be “bad,” but it is not the anger that’s “bad.” The same thing goes for children. Of course, children get angry