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How much milk should my child be drinking?
The time has come: Your child is not an infant anymore (sigh) and you’ve been waiting to get the green light to include milk in their diet at 12 months. Cue the happy dance because, hey, it’s an easy go-to drink that’s a lot less expensive than formula. Now that this...
Does my child have tantrums and what can I do to help them?
Self-expression is important to growth, self-esteem and confidence. But sometimes this self-expression can turn into an explosive typhoon in the form of a tantrum, when it seems like the only response is to batten down the hatches and weather the storm. So what is a...
Is my child’s speech age-appropriate?
Those magical first words from your baby are music to your ears! And that playlist typically grows as your child grows. But because every child is different and develops sounds, words and sentences at varying rates, you might be wondering if your child’s speech is...
How much sleep does my child really need?
Does your nightly routine sometimes turn into a battle of wills and stubbornness? Are you worried your child might not be getting an adequate amount of sleep? Proper sleep will ensure your child is getting the rest needed to grow, learn and play. If your child seems...
Poop: What’s normal?
However messy and stinky the topic, it’s an important one for keeping your child healthy and happy. So here’s the scoop on poop. Color First things first, check the bowl or diaper. Besides the smell, the easiest way to check for problems is by color. Healthy and...
How many extracurricular activities is too many?
Today’s a society of immediacy. Can’t wait. Lots to do all the time. Instant answers and solutions. Downtime is quickly being swallowed up by social media and technology in addition to school and extracurricular activities. Now more than ever, children have a buffet...
10 New Year’s resolutions for the whole family
Everyone knows resolutions can help you grow as a person. But resolutions aren't just for individuals. Family resolutions can help adults and children better themselves together, strengthen their relationships and improve the way they tackle day-to-day activities....
What to say to your kids instead of “good job”
Kids love to be praised for their accomplishments. And adults naturally want to celebrate a child’s successes by saying, “Good job!” But this vague cliché may not be the best way to inspire a youngster to keep going. Worse, saying “good job” for the wrong reasons can...
How to help your child understand gratitude
For children, the concept of gratitude can be hard to grasp. But learning to be grateful can give them a powerful trait to carry into adulthood. Why gratitude? Beyond pleasant manners, gratitude helps your child develop empathy for those around them and become...
10 fun exercises for kids to do when they can’t get outside
Kids love to run and play outdoors. But even when the weather is bad, that’s no excuse for staying inside glued to a screen. They still need to burn off some energy to maintain fitness. So what do you do when you want to keep kids active but the weather isn’t...
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