Should Older Kids be Babysitters for their Siblings?

Should Older Kids be Babysitters for their Siblings?

If there is a wide age span between your children you may be wondering if your older child would make a good babysitter. The decision to have one sibling baby-sit for another should never be based purely on the age of the children, or what is convenient for the parents. Rather, the decision should be based on how responsible the older child is, and on the relationship between the children. If the older child displays trustworthiness for homework, chores and personal responsibilities, and if the two children have a usually peaceful relationship, it’s safe to try out a baby-sitting situation.

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Cell Phones – Good & Bad Reasons to get your child a cell phone

Cell Phones – Good & Bad Reasons to get your child a cell phone

Cell Phones – Good & Bad Reasons to get your child a cell phone.

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What About Starting Potty Training Early with Elimination Communication?

What About Starting Potty Training Early with Elimination Communication?

A child can be put on the toilet even as infant, and in some cultures this is routinely done.  A small percentage of American and Canadian parents have adopted this practice, called elimination communication (EC). Before you sign up thinking your life just got a whole lot easier, you need to know that EC is not potty training. This is a way to manage a child’s waste, that is a long-lasting, gentle, gradual system that is used instead of diapers. This will replace the frequent diaper changes with frequent visits to the potty.

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Car Seat Crying

Car Seat Crying

If your baby falls asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, consider yourself lucky. Many parents struggle with kids who won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats, which turns “running a quick errand” into a dreaded daily task.

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Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed? Here are Solutions! Part 2

Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed?  Here are Solutions!   Part 2

If you read my last post you likely now understand more about why your child won’t stay in bed all night. That is s a great place to start! Depending on what you’ve uncovered, there are a few ways to keep your little one in his own bed all night. Since every child is different, and every situation is different, each family will approach this is a unique way.

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Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed? Part 1

Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed?   Part 1

Does your child fall asleep in his own bed, but climb into your bed in the middle of the night? What should you do? Let’s first take a closer look at what’s happening.

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Why don’t my kids want to go to bed?!

Why don’t my kids want to go to bed?!

As an adult who treasures that moment at the end of a long day—when you can finally fall into your bed and close your eyes to welcome sleep—you may have a hard time understanding why your little one resists bedtime with such vehemence. So, let’s discuss the typical reasons children doesn’t want to go to bed, and you can determine which affects your children.

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