Toddler

“Picky Eating” in Children – The Meaning Behind the Behavior

I prefer selective eating to describe what parents call “picky eating” because the latter suggests the child is demonstrating poor behavior that must be...

Tips to Avoid Common Outdoor Playtime Accidents

Summer is a busy time for families, as kids want to play outdoors and hang out with friends. It’s important to take the time...

Kid Safety – Teach Them to Buckle Up

According to a study by Safe Kids Worldwide, car crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. However, 1 in...

How To Avoid Fashion Battles With Your Toddler

Toddlers love to be independent and do things themselves.  By the time they are two and a half years old, they like to make...

Tips to Keep Baby Cool and Comfy this Hot Summer

Long, hot summer days can be miserable for adults.  However, they can be even more unbearable for babies who don’t perspire as effectively as...

Helping Children Separate Wants from Needs

Children grow up in all different economic and emotional environments. They generally know the world they live in and don’t always know how others...

Feeling Guilty Because You Want a Life Beyond Parenthood? Tips How to Relieve Mother Guilt

Each mother has a different motherhood. There are no prescriptions or judgments, yet we feel there are. Expectant Mothers When some mothers find out they’re pregnant...

Gender Roles Have Opened, But Only For Girls

The other day, I watched two little girls, decked out in Princess t-shirts and tutus, pantomiming to each other through a window. I motioned...

Hydrate in the Heat!

In the hot summer months children and adults do not drink enough water.  Heck, none of us drink enough water year-round!  But not getting...

When Parents Feel They Don’t Get Respect From Their Children and Teens

Parents frequently complain that they don’t feel respected by their children beginning at about age 2 and climbing high into the teens. Complaints range...