Parenting a toddler is a lot more than just trying to handle a child who is constantly attempting to assert herself. It requires so much stopping and thinking before you speak or act. And this is only one of the many things you have to do when you have small children. It’s exhausting. If you… Continue reading Remember, you’re constantly setting an example for your child
Even in today’s world, women are still often expected to not only look after their babies, but cook for the whole family multiple times per day, do the laundry, keep the house clean and manage the family activities. This is often in addition to working outside the home. If that sounds like you, then you… Continue reading Moms, it’s OK to feel ambivalent sometimes
They say your kids will ultimately forget what you’ve said, but will never forget the way you’ve made them feel. And this is so important, especially during toddler-hood and the ‘no’ stage. There are two long-term consequences to what happens during the ‘no’ stage. Depending on how this stage is handled (at home or in… Continue reading Your toddler’s ‘no’ stage and how to handle it
Just this morning my son wanted his ‘green water’ and not another colored cup. If you have a 1½ to three-year-old, you can probably think of a time your baby made a fuss or got upset about something which would seem unimportant to any adult, including yourself. So what’s going on with your toddler when… Continue reading Why trivial things matter so much to your baby
Experiencing ‘love at first sight’ with your baby sounds nice and it’s what most expectant moms believe they will feel. But it’s often simply not the case. And that’s totally OK. A great number of mothers don’t feel this way. They look at their baby and they just don’t feel anything, they don’t feel what… Continue reading Don’t worry – you don’t have to feel ‘love at first sight’ with your baby
Some babies sleep more and fall asleep more easily than others. Most babies, though, don’t sleep through the night and there are several reasons for this. One reason is that their stomachs are very small and they empty quickly so the baby gets very, very hungry. When he screams it’s because he has hunger cramps… Continue reading Why don’t babies sleep through the night?
Children learn by playing – often with toys. Play is to children what reading an informative article or book or practicing a sport is to adults. It is crucial to their cognitive development (everything having to do with intelligence: reasoning, memory, judgement etc) and creativity. Many parents believe they should rotate the toys available to their… Continue reading Should you rotate which toys your baby is playing with?
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