11 Ways to Help Your Children be Friends

11 Ways to Help Your Children be Friends

When you have more than one child the desire for them to be friends, rather than enemies is great. Often, siblings are naturally the best of friends, however for when those times arise that there is more bickering then hugs these tips will come in handy.

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How Your Casual Remarks Can Affect Your Child

How Your Casual Remarks Can Affect Your Child

It’s a common affliction: the tendency to talk about one’s children in hurtful ways without realizing that the cherished subjects of the offensive comments are listening to every word. I can just hear you saying, “This never happens to me.” Perhaps. Perhaps not. But I think that there’s a chance you’ll see yourself in at least one of the following examples.

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The Babies and Walking Dilemma

The Babies and Walking Dilemma

I often hear parents ask, “When should my baby start walking?” To begin with, “should” is a word that we should outlaw when it comes to babies! The important milestones in a baby’s life ⎯ such as walking and talking ⎯ occur at completely different times for each baby. Independent walking, like many other milestones, has a wide range of normal.

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Simple Tips for Bringing Your Second Baby Home

Simple Tips for Bringing Your Second Baby Home

Adding a second child to the family changes everything. The postpartum time produces a whirl of emotions that envelops everyone in those first tender months after bringing your second-born into your family. In our instinctive drive to keep newborns from harm, we often become overzealous.

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10 Simple Ways to Keep Yourself From Being an Angry Parent

10 Simple Ways to Keep Yourself From Being an Angry Parent

Have you ever found that parenthood isn’t exactly what you thought it would be? It’s okay. We have all been in that place where anger boils over and we are at a loss. Below you will find ten simple strategies you can use to keep the calm. One of the biggest points is – you are not alone!

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How Do I Calm My Crying Baby?

How Do I Calm My Crying Baby?

When we’re pregnant or awaiting adoption, we dream about our baby-to-be, we always envision those beautiful scenes, which always show a charming baby smiling up at peaceful mother’s face. We read books in advance of the big day about how care for a newborn, how to bathe, feed and dress her, and then we feel somewhat prepared. However, a crying baby was never part of that idyllic vision, so this takes us by surprise.

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How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

Quality of sleep is important – but so is quantity. The actual number of hours that your child sleeps is an incredibly important factor for health and well-being.

A sleep study completed at Tel Aviv University demonstrates that even a one-hour shortage in appropriate sleep time will compromise a child’s alertness and brain functioning and increase fatigue in the early evening. That’s an amazing finding – and it calls for us to look very closely at the total number of hours our child is sleeping.

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