. By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation, Perfect Parenting and Hidden Messages Is your marriage everything you ever hoped it could be? Or has it been pushed down your list of priorities since having children? Let’s face it, parenthood is a full-time job, and it dramatically changes your marriage relationship. But marriage is the [...]
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When your child moves from crib to bed it’s a milestone in his life as well as yours. There is no precise time for making this move, though typically it’s between the first and third birthday. The key to success is to be patient and allow your child time to adjust to the change. [...]
Does your child hate shopping? Does he end up whining, fussing or begging for candy? Do you ever have to deal with a tantrum in the store? Has shopping become an unpleasant chore? Often it’s not shopping that young children object to, but the stressful, business-like approach that parents adopt when running errands. In addition [...]
. Napping is an important element of your child’s healthy mental and physical growth. A daily nap refreshes a child so that she can maintain her energy, focus, and ability to learn for the rest of the day. Some studies even show that children who nap every day are more flexible and adaptable, have longer [...]
Do you find it impossible to take a shower, work at your desk or even use the bathroom without your little one tagging along, or crying if you leave the room without him? This aspect of separation anxiety is very common. The good news is that all children eventually outgrow this phase, but you [...]
Kids just want to have fun. So why not use this concept to entice them to the table? Many of my test parents report success when getting creative with the presentation or the names of the foods they want their kids to eat. You certainly don’t have to do this for every food, [...]
. Lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn’t just about being tired. Sleep has a role in everything your child does and how he feels – dawdling, temper tantrums, hyperactivity, growth, health, and even learning to tie his shoes and recite the ABCs. Sleep affects everything. The following ideas are of [...]