Leaving Your Baby for the First Time? Here are Five Tips for Dealing with Separation Anxiety

The first time you leave your child with a nanny or babysitter can be incredibly stressful. But, don’t let your anxiety or feelings of guilt keep you chained to the house. It’s important for you to take time away, not just for your wellbeing, but for your baby’s development. By leaving them alone, you’re increasing your baby’s likelihood of growing up to be an independent, well-adjusted child. Keep these tips in mind to help you keep separation anxiety at bay and feel more confident leaving … [Read more...]

How To Hit The World With Kids

Traveling with children is not a crisis Even if traveling with kids is a very difficult activity to do, it does not mean that you should forget about the outside world for several years. It is not necessary to wait until your children grow up to start traveling again. Especially if you love traveling and exploring the new countries, cultures, and people. Let us face the truth – having a baby is a big step that causes many problems and changes daily habits, principles, and beliefs. Unlike you … [Read more...]

Top 5 Sports for Kids

When it comes to choosing a sport your child should play, a good place to start is finding a sport that is age-appropriate for your kids. While there are no rules to choosing a sport, often sports that suit a toddler won’t always suit a teenager and vice versa. The most important thing is that kids have fun. Kids just want to have fun and their reason to continue playing team sports will be a direct result of how much fun they have. As parents you want your kid to be successful while … [Read more...]

Key Forearm Fracture Facts Every Mom Should Know

Young children do not always have an inherent understanding of the consequences of their behavior and actions. They are naturally inquisitive and curious about the world, making them prone to injuries as they try to discover and learn more about their environment. One of the most common musculoskeletal injuries seen in children is a fractured bone. A fracture is a break in the bone caused by an outside force that exceeds the bone’s threshold. Keep in mind that the anatomy of a child is … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Child Make Friends

For children, making friends is a vital part of growing up. Even more, it is essential to their social and emotional development. But their social skills don’t develop automatically. How well they learn to make positive interactions with others depend on a variety of factors, including their relationship with their family. Research suggests that parents play a key role in helping children make friends. Here are some tips to get started: Introduce to your child the idea of friendships as … [Read more...]

Four Devices That Will Give Anxious Parents Peace Of Mind

Every parent wants to keep their children as safe as possible, whether they’re playing outdoors or hanging out online. These four tools will give anxious parents peace of mind and keep their child protected in any situation. 1. Internet Monitoring Software Kids as young as eight are accessing the internet and social networking sites on a regular basis. Most children have access to a desktop or laptop computer, and a large group also use mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. With all … [Read more...]

Four Ways Bingo Can Boost Your Child’s Brain Power

Bingo games have a long history of being an ideal way to teach children. Believe it or not, it was used by 19th Century German educators as a way to teach students about numbers, math, spelling, colors, plant or animal recognition, history and even science – all the while they’re having fun. Bingo games are one of the first group participation games that kids learn to play in school. Through playing this game with others, kids are able to keep their young minds sharp and inquisitive. As they … [Read more...]

25 Ways for Kids to Exercise Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills play an important part of any child’s life, facilitating their ability to perform self-care tasks like getting dressed, eating, and drawing, as well as supporting healthy academic outcomes for when they begin school. Oftentimes kids learn fine motor skills in preschool and on through elementary, however, as a mother there are easy ways for you to practice fine motor skills with your kids at home too. What exactly are “fine motor skills”? Good question! Skills kids learn which … [Read more...]