Toilet training is one of the major accomplishments of early childhood. But before your child can master it, he has to be both biologically and emotionally ready. Different children are ready at different ages; the timing has nothing to do with their intelligence, personality, or motivation. Here are three steps that can help your child maximize his success...
Each mother's breast milk is uniquely formulated for her own baby and is full of infection-fighting cells and protein that will help keep a baby both happy and healthy. Breastfeeding can be enjoyable for both of you. It can take some practice at first, but there are many, many reasons to give breastfeeding your best effort.
Protecting babies' delicate skin from harm is an important job for a parent. Here's what you'll need to know and do.
While time-out is one of the most effective discipline techniques you can use, it shouldn't be the only device in your parental tool chest. As children grow older, it may become less effective. Luckily, other discipline techniques can work extremely well with older children. Here are some examples...
Is there a parent alive who doesn't wish bedtime went a little more smoothly? One of the best ways to get kids to settle down and go to sleep is by creating a regular bedtime routine, a ritual with Mom and Dad that lets young children know that bedtime is a happy and comforting way to end the day.
Now that your baby is eating solid foods, you're on the spot to come up with healthy meals and snacks. Young children need to eat five or six times a day, so the snacks should really be called mini-meals. This needn't be as hard as it sounds. Healthy snacks are easy to come by once you know what to look for.
In today's mobile society, many of us venture a considerable distance from our homes at some point each year. And if you do so when you're pregnant, you'll need to know what's safe, what isn't, and which precautions to take before, during, and after your trip.
The birth of a child leads to many important decisions for parents, some of which begin in pregnancy: a baby's name, a health care provider for the mother, a delivery plan. One that will have long-lasting impact is your choice of a health care provider for your child. Once you've made that choice, the next crucial step is to establish a relationship with that provider, for in today's world both parents and providers play a role in keeping children healthy.