Winter is here and with it comes the likelihood of illness due to cold and the seasonal flu. According to The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colds and the flu share similar symptoms. The flu, which affects 35 to 50 million Americans each year, is worse .... read more
If your family loves getting messy, putting its creative hat on, and learning how things work, you will want to bookmark each and every one of these kid-friendly art, craft, science, and hands-on learning resources. And taking the time to cull just a few projects from these ar.... read more
Scheduling activities and play dates for two or more siblings doesn't sound like such a tough thing to manage. How hard can it be? But ask any parent who's done it, and they'll tell you it's a tricky business. How do you give each child the chance to explore their interests a.... read more
It doesn't take much for young children to become overstimulated. A change in diet, a night or two of restless sleep, or the prospect of seeing well-loved family members can send a child into a frenzy. If the weather is frigid, you're in the car, or you're out in public, how c.... read more
Sometime in the early fall of last year, we received a windfall of hand-me-downs from some cousins across town: lots of good chapter books, good quality clothes, a few games and toys, and best of all, a big kid desk for our newly minted middle-schooler.Buried in a box .... read more
Remember back to your first days with your newborn baby? It was one crash course after another in How To.If there had been a course catalog, it would have read something like this:How to Feed a Baby.How to Burp a Baby.How to Swaddle a Squirming Baby.How to Change a Baby, How t.... read more
Whether your child is on the autism spectrum, has developmental delays or another diagnosis, these activities are a great way to sneak in skill development while playing. Below are five great activities for some fun on a rainy day, or any day you have to be indoors. Therapi.... read more
Most parents will do almost anything to ensure our kids are healthy. We take them to the park to play and run every day. We arrange play dates so that they have the benefits and joy of socializing. We shop for and prepare them healthy meals. We help them manage their emotions.... read more
"I need to get organized."This is the refrain of every virtually every parent I know. Something about running a family life that includes small children makes people's brains go haywire. It's so-called "mommy/daddy brain" plus keeping track of several people's schedules at o.... read more
Summer vacation is long, but the same can't be said for young children's attention spans. No matter how many fun plans and trips you have in store, the days will come when one of those kids will say "I'm boooored" and you'll wonder how their teachers do it, day after day.Ti.... read more
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