Children and Sleep

Children and Sleep It has been determined by many professionals that the three most important phases to healthy childhood development are: loving parents or caretakers, proper nutrition and adequate sleep. While sleep may not be as apparent as love, safety and nutrition, it is no less an important factor in proper childhood development. Children and… Read more »

How To Choose A Child Care

How To Choose A Child Care Returning to work after maternity leave or even several years away from the workplace typically means having to find childcare.  With so many different options to choose from, however, just what can parents do to ensure that their chosen childcare provider can offer good-quality care facilities and guarantee their… Read more »

Get Started on Reading to your Kids – Early!

Get Started on Reading to your Kids – Early! Reading to your children should start early. Really early. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting as soon as your children are born.  Reading stimulates brain development and language skills, as well as fostering a closer emotional bond between parents and children. Remember these tips: •… Read more »

How to Make Time for Your Family

How to Make Time for Your Family Keeping family relationships healthy can be more of a challenge than it should be in our workaholic, time-starved and cash-strapped society, and focusing too much on any one thing can often have a detrimental effect on family relationships. We are supposed to work in order to live and… Read more »

Parents and Children – We All Need Consistency

Parents and Children – We All Need Consistency   Children need consistency.  After all, if the same action meets with smiles and praise one day and yelling and punishment the next, how are they supposed to make any sense of the world? Parents need consistency too.  Without it, not only do they make a rod… Read more »

Baby Talk

     Are Messy Kids Fast Learners? Do you constantly find yourself wiping food off the high chair, the table, the walls, the ceiling, and even the dog after a meal? A new study suggests that in making all that mess, young children are learning. Researchers from the University of Iowa studies how 16-month-olds learn… Read more »

Teaching Siblings To Get Along

Sibling rivalry may be as old as the Biblical story of Cain and Abel. Fortunately, most conflicts between siblings don’t lead to the same tragic result, but they can be distressing to parents and children alike. To keep the peace in your household, follow this advice: • Start early. Involve the older child before the… Read more »

How To Teach Your Children To Be Safe At Any Age

How To Teach Your Children To Be Safe At Any Age  Parents worry about their children; it’s a fact of life. Teaching them to be safe as they grow and explore is one of your most important jobs. But with so many potential threats to worry about, the task can seem overwhelming. Here are a… Read more »

Make Your Home Learning-Friendly

Make Your Home Learning-Friendly Many students do homework or study outside of class and families can help to improve their regular study habits by following a few helpful tips. Studying can be made to feel like a daunting task thanks to piles of papers and workbooks. You can help by organizing your child’s learning materials… Read more »

Tips for Pregnant Women with Diabetes

Tips for Pregnant Women with Diabetes Women who have diabetes will find that their pregnancy is even more complicated and challenging than women without diabetes. One of the most important health tips for diabetic pregnant women is blood glucose control. Gestational diabetes affects not just your health but also the functioning and growth of your… Read more »