Babies, Toddlers and Toothbrushing

Babies, Toddlers and Toothbrushing

I hate to admit it, but I don’t brush my baby’s teeth very often. Bedtime is challenging enough without the battle I have to fight to brush his teeth! I have to hold him down, and he cries and screams the entire time that I have a brush in his mouth. I figure that baby teeth just fall out anyway, so it’s not a big deal, right?

~ Amelia, mom of 18-month-old Xander

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Napping Strike: What Can I Do?

Napping Strike: What Can I Do?

What is a napping strike? It’s those times when your baby resists napping for a while, even though he still needs naps every day. Nap strikes can last for a few days or a few weeks, and then your little one will suddenly start napping again.

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Guess What? Your Picky Eater is a Normal Kid!

Guess What? Your Picky Eater is a Normal Kid!

The biggest problem that parents of picky eaters face is the perpetuation of the myth that children should want to eat healthy, well-rounded meals every day, that they should eat vegetables with gusto, hate junk food and turn down sweets and treats in favor of fresh fruit.

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The Quick Facts on Potty Training

The Quick Facts on Potty Training

Many parents get the idea that potty training is a complicated, difficult undertaking, and can’t possibly be done with ease. I have good news! Potty training can be simple, pleasant, and yes, even fun. The first step is to know the facts.

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When Your Child Says “I Hate You” He Really Doesn’t!

When Your Child Says “I Hate You” He Really Doesn’t!

Raising children requires that you act like a grown-up. That means you must tell your kids no when they want to hear yes, you must tell them stop when they want to go.

You have to impose rules about homework before playtime, dinner before dessert, and “No, you can’t stay out until midnight.”

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How Do I know if My Child is Shy?

How Do I know if My Child is Shy?

Do your think that your child is shy? Maybe . . . but maybe not. The actions we perceive as shyness are sometimes a sign of something entirely different.

Some children are slow to open up and they need more time to warm up to a group or a new peer. Some kids just don’t have enough practice in social situations to feel comfortable. Some are tentative about all new situations. And some are, yes, shy.

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Co-Sleeping: Making it Safe

Co-Sleeping: Making it Safe

If you decide to have your child sleep with you, either for naps or at nighttime, and you’ve found how to make co-sleeping work with your family, it’s important to follow these safety guidelines.

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