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(StatePoint) Kids grow up fast. While some transitions are bittersweet, most parents are happy to say goodbye to diapers when the time is right. However, potty training can be frustrating for both parents and kids without an understanding of the process. Knowing your child’s unique needs is important, say experts.
(NAPSI)—Clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Breus, one of the nation’s top sleep experts, has some advice to offer parents. Known as “The Sleep Doctor,” he’s a widely recognized leader in this ever-evolving field and perhaps best known for his appearances on Dr. Oz, CNN, Oprah, “The View” and “The Doctors.”
(NAPSI)—Keeping the play area safe for your offspring to run around and have fun in can be easier if you heed a few hints:
(StatePoint) DHA is a key nutrient that’s particularly hard to get from the foods toddlers typically eat. On average, toddlers are only getting about 25 percent of the brain-nourishing DHA many experts recommend and it’s important for parents to work to close this nutritional gap.
University of Arizona student researchers are now sharing their work in a public, nonacademic forum: on the radio.
(NAPSI)—From busy schedules to picky eaters, mealtime can seem overwhelming for many moms and dads. According to a study by the University of Illinois, some parents report that preparing a meal is so stressful it feels like being in a “pressure cooker.”*
WASHINGTON – Chandler mom Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study – it costs a lot to send kids back to school.
A 16-month old child was still hospitalized late last week after a near-drowning incident that took place in Oro Valley on July 22.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Nearly every parent has probably heard a child recite the famous four words of a family vacation – “Are we there yet?”
(Family Features) Celebrating your little one’s first birthday is a special opportunity to create cherished memories. For a fresh theme idea appropriate for boys and girls alike, take a note from contemporary pop culture and plan a “royal” first birthday party for your little prince or princess.
We started reading to my son when he was six weeks old. It sounds a little strange, I know, but I’d read about the benefits of reading to a baby and so I insisted that we do it. We started with simple board books that contained mostly colorful pictures of oversized objects—shoes, balls, animals—and slowly progressed to books with simple story lines. Our reading time quickly became a treasured part of my son’s daily schedule. After we successfully got his sisters off to school each morning, the two of us would cozy into a spot on the rocking chair in his room. He’d choose a pile of books from our home library and stack them as neatly as his chubby little toddler hands would allow, by the chair. Eventually his attention span grew and we were able to complete lengthy series. I think that he was under five years old when we completed all seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.
(Family Features) Costs for furnishing and decorating a child's room can mount quickly, but with careful planning and a few smart purchases, the decisions you make for that nursery or toddler's room can create a functional and clutter-free space that grows with your child well into the teen years.
(Family Features) The compelling calls to action from business leaders, economists, educational experts and politicians across the country have brought increased attention to the importance of early childhood education. This groundswell around the first five years has left parents wondering what the excitement is all about.
(BPT) - There’s the summer vacation you dream of: happy children playing games, parents relaxing, cheerful grandparents, smooth roads, short lines and easy-to-schedule outdoor sports and activities for the kids. And then there’s the reality, which more closely resembles “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”
(Family Features) For many parents, getting their children to eat the right foods can be a daily struggle.
(StatePoint) Your home’s flooring matters. Not only can it affect property value, but it’s also a fundamental element of design and style. With so many choices available, it can be difficult choosing what’s right for your family and home.
(BPT) - Swimming is a popular summer activity and if you have a pool or spa, your backyard just may be this summer’s most popular retreat for friends, neighbors and all of the children that come with them. Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safer and fun experience this summer.
(BPT) - Diaper changing disasters, milk and cereal splattered across the kitchen floor, ketchup landing right on your white shirt ... mess and ick are an inevitable part of everyday life, especially if you are a parent, but they are also part of what makes life interesting and humorous.
Being promoted to an Eagle Scout is a high honor and one that Marana freshmen, Devan Ashcraft, hopes to acquire through his efforts of putting on a Diaper Dash 5k on May 3.
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