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How can I get my toddler to sit still and eat her...
Q: My 18 month old daughter will not sit still for meals. She refuses to be put in her high chair anymore so I puchasd a child-sized table and chair set for her to sit at. She will sit at the table for a few bites but then gets up to run around. I’ve tried to sit with her and praise her for eating at the table, but it usually ends up with just me at the table and her running around the...
10 Best Apps for Paranoid Parents
Are you a hover mom who needs to know where your child is at all times? We’ve found the apps (including ones with GPS tracking) that will give any parent more peace of mind. 1. FBI Child ID Created by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this app lets parents store their children’s photos plus other identification (height, weight, hair and eye color, age) for quick access if a child...
Teach Your Kid to Recreate Masterpiece Paintings
Your child can be the next Van Gogh or Georgia O’Keefe. Use our easy, kid-friendly instructions to teach them about famous painters and painting, and to inspire their own creativity.
Best Presidential Baby Names
Jefferson Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809 Looking for a J name that’s less popular than Jason or Jeffrey? Jefferson is the way to go. It comes with the simple nickname Jeff, and your baby’s namesake would be the chief author of the Declaration of Independence! Madison James Madison, 1809-1917 Madison ranks in the top 10 on the charts, and it makes a lovely name for either a boy...
Tip of the Day
Colic Survival Guide When you have a colicky baby, you can lose sight of “me time.” Take care of yourself by taking shifts with Dad or by leaving Baby with a neighbor, and do what makes you happy for an hour or two. Find more tips here.
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6 Ways to Make Mom Friends
By Wendy Straker Hauser Making mom friends (moms with kids the same age as yours) that you click with, laugh with, and share your deepest fears with isn’t an easy feat, but it’s an important one. “The whole process of making new friends can feel a bit like you’re an adolescent in high school,” says Los Angeles-based child psychologist Joanna Jacobs, a mother...
It Worked For Me!
Nightmare Repellant By: Tami Gaubatz, Oshkosh, Wisconsin My two year old son TJ was having nightmares about “bad guys.” We tried everything from put- ting toys around his bed to staying with him until he fell asleep, but nothing scared the bad guys away. So I took a can of air freshener and made a label that said “no more bad guys … bad guy repellent”. Every...
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Happy Valentine's Day!
Occupy your little sweetie today with these fun themed printable coloring pages.
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I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the...– Whitney Houston #RIP
Being a dad is the greatest, except for assembling things.– Conan O’Brien
The 10 Personalities of Pregnancy
By Kerry Lyons I found out I was expecting for the first time on April 1. Because we’d only started trying that January, I thought it was joke — a classic April Fool’s Day “Gotcha!” How I knew it was for real? A deep, driving hunger that only a bagel with butter could satisfy. Fast-forward two Aprils, and we had another baby on the way. This time I was excited...
Obama Administration Makes New No Child Left...
For years, the Obama Administration has tried to reform the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The law holds schools directly accountable for student progress in reading and math and leads them to face sanctions, including potential closure, if they don’t meet set standards. NCLB’s criticisms have been manifold: that it forces schools to teach to the test and deemphasize (if not outright...
I Heart Cookies
What you’ll need 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar ¾ cup light-brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3¼ cups flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder Red cookie icing, such as Wilton brand ($4.50 for 10-oz.; partycity.com) Assorted Valentine’s Day sprinkles Make it: 1. Cream butter and sugars in a medium bowl with an electric mixer...
11 Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy
1. Hair Loss A few weeks after delivery, you may start losing large amounts of hair. The average person loses 100 hairs a day, but during pregnancy you were losing far less than that due to those raging hormones. Now that the pregnancy is over, your body will have to compensate and lose extra hair for the first six months after delivery. But don’t worry — your hair will soon...
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Q: How can I get my 8-month-old to sleep through...
A: The three key things to help a baby sleep through the night is (1) set sleep schedule that includes an early bedtime, (2) a consistent bedtime routine, and (3) falling asleep independently at bedtime. If your little one needs your help to fall asleep, then start with just making changes at bedtime, taking small steps until he is able to fall asleep on his own. For example, if your little ...
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