Positive Thinking for Kids

Positive Thinking for Kids

During their growth and development, children go through many stages of self-doubt. They are always comparing themselves to others, and because it’s human nature to do so, they often see themselves as coming up short. As parents, we can offset this natural tendency in our children by giving them the skills to think more positively. It is important that you really listen to your children, and help them overcome their negative thoughts and beliefs. This is, of course, easier to do if you practice positive thinking, yourself.

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Moving from a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper to the Crib

Moving from a Rock ‘n Play Sleeper to the Crib

Many babies fall asleep (and stay asleep) much more easily in a bed that is gently moving rather than a still crib surface. But one of the most popular moving options, the Rock ‘n Play, has been recalled and is deemed unsafe for sleep. If you are one of the parents who is in a panic since the recall of this sleeper, help is here. The following ideas can guide you as you transition your baby to a safer sleeping place.

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Encourage Daily Naps

Encourage Daily Naps

 

Before birth, your baby slept 20 hours a day or more! Waking periods were random and for very short periods of time. (Much of pregnancy movement was made during sleep.) After birth, newborns begin to consolidate their sleep into defined segments. Most infants need to nap around eight hours each day. These nap hours are critically important to their health, growth, and happiness. In addition, quality naps will also help your baby sleep better at night. Sleep begets sleep when it comes to babies.

 

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5 MORE Tips to Solve Picky Eating Problems

5 MORE Tips to Solve Picky Eating Problems
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Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child

Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child

 

 

Lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn’t just about being tired. Sleep has a role in everything — dawdling, temper tantrums, hyperactivity, growth, health, and even learning to tie his shoes and recite the ABCs. Sleep affects everything. The following ideas are of value to almost any sleeper, of any age. These tips can bring improvement not only in your child’s sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least – improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well.

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How to Teach Your Child to Share

How to Teach Your Child to Share

Little kids don’t have many possessions, and they get very attached to the things that they do have. Young children don’t fully understand how sharing will affect them or their toy, often feeling that if someone takes a toy they won’t ever get it back. That feeling of apprehension and uncertainty (plus inexperience), may be at the root of your child’s reluctance to share.

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Toilet Training: The Top 8 Things

Toilet Training: The Top 8 Things

Toilet Training:  The Top 8 Things

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