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Bedtime Blues

by Gumer Liston December 11th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
There are a thousand and one things that make parenting a very challenging job. Bedtime is one of those things. My three-year-old son refuses to go to bed on time. It seems that he cannot get enough of his play time. I wonder where he gets the extra energy that

Effects of Stroller Choice?

by Michele November 26th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
Today I found a study published by the Talk to Your Baby group that researched the effects of the direction a baby/toddler faces in her stroller (toward or away from the pusher). The conclusion drawn from this study was that, "life is emotionally impoverished for too many babies in

Making Memories

by Bea November 11th, 2008| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers
Most people cannot remember anything prior to the ages 2-4. This is because the hippocampus part of the limbic system has not been completely developed. The hippocampus is what stores memories, so because it is not fully developed, everything gets jumbled and you are not able to remember anything before

Little Boys Out of Control?

by Lisa Stauber September 30th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers

I have four boys. Sometimes, they are so sweet they can melt your heart. Sometimes, they are bouncing off the walls, and it seems they've forgotten every rule you've ever made! What's a parent to do? Certainly follow through with your usual consequences, such as time out. But then

Baby-talking to Your Child

by Bea August 14th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
If you want your infant to be a genius baby who starts to speak your language super early in his or her life, do not baby-talk to him or her. All of that "goo-goo-gah-gah"ing to your baby is not going to help. In fact, it might even confuse the kid!


Preschoolers, Chores, and Helping Mommy

by Lisa Stauber August 5th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers

Your baby is growing up. He can walk, talk, and stack blocks. He's fully capable of helping out now, too!

Giving preschoolers chores is good for their self esteem. They become contributing members of the family, and most little ones love to help out. Imitation comes

Firecracker Fun: Don’t Get Burned!

by Lisa Stauber July 8th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers

Fourth of July is a favorite family holiday. Relatives arrive from out of town to grill, eat, and gape at the fireworks. It's a pleasant interruption during the long, hot days of summer.

It's also a time when parents must be extra vigilant, especially if you choose

Little Ones and Road Trips

by Michele May 14th, 2008| Infants/Toddlers
My husband and I are taking three-feet-of-fun to Oceanside, California, for a week of fun in the sun. We're really looking forward to the vacation except the fact that we're driving down there. For those of you who've never gone on a long distance road trip with a young child,

Eating Out With Kids – Should you or shouldn’t you?

by Lee Ann April 9th, 2008| Elementary, Infants/Toddlers

Should parents dine out with their kids or not? While many adults prefer to dine out without children in the restaurant, parents are more likely to bring their children along when they eat

Potty Trained!

by Melissa April 2nd, 2008| Infants/Toddlers, Preschool
This week I have been celebrating my three-year-old daughter's completion of the potty training process. It has been almost a year since she first she had shown interest in using the potty. As a matter of fact, she even had gone all by herself many times and