Working and raising children is the great balancing act that an increasing number of parents perform.
Your nightstand stacks up with all kinds of "how-to" manuals as you seek soothing answers to these questions and others. As you read, you discover that taking care of a baby is much more complicated than you'd ever anticipated.
Having a baby can put strain on a relationship. Knowing what to expect can help you and your partner head off extra tension.
For all the stories going around about only children, there sure are a lot of solid, happy adults who were raised solo. Explore the myths -- and facts -- about raising an only child.
It's possible to have a pleasant
and rewarding conversation with a youngster. It is even
possible to get kids to talk about school and their lives
instead of acting like our interest is some form...
Elisa Medhus, MD
Not many things are as anxiety
provoking as choosing the "right" kindergarten for your child.
We parents seem so bent on giving our kids special advantages.
In preparation for your baby's next checkup, here are some
questions to help you evaluate what your child is already
doing, and what concerns or questions you want to discuss with
your child's nurse or...
It's natural for a baby to move on from breastfeeding. Look for signs that he or she is ready, and then wean gradually to make it a painless transition for both of you.
Though it's certainly not the only method, breastfeeding is one way for a mother to form an early bond with her baby.