A clean freak’s tips for outdoor playAs a recovering clean freak, I often create excuses to avoid going outside. Kids have a knack for achieving maximum grubbiness outdoors. My 3-year-old likes to . . .
Evaluate your expectations. You might expect that the moment your children learn how to control their bladders during the day that will also mean immediate nighttime success, but that scenario is q . . .
Primary (baby) teeth eventually fall out, but until they do, they play a critical role in your child’s development. They are important for biting into and chewing food, speech development and savi . . .
Ready to help your child give up a pacifier? Here are some tips for navigating the tricky transition. Whether they’re crystal clear, neon-bright or covered in rhinestones, pacifiers are the modern . . .
When my first daughter showed signs of potty readiness at age two, I was more than ready to help her ditch the diapers. Before long, she was proudly sporting Elmo underwear and staying dry all day l . . .
The road to a single nap can be bumpy. Let us lead the way. The move from two naps to a single afternoon nap is a hallmark of toddlerhood, but it’s fraught with confusion for parents. Your tot kn . . .
Prepare Your Toddler For A New Sibling You were elated to bring your first baby into your family, and you delight in watching her grow. Now it’s time for your baby to become a big sister! Preparing . . .
How to Get Toddlers to Eat a Nutritious Meal A smorgasbord of secrets for successful small-fry suppers If you are raising a toddler, then you need very few reminders of how it can be a real strugg . . .
A recent study presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons showed that 52.8 percent of outdoor shoes and 61.6 percent of indoor shoes were too small for the . . .
Prodding, pleading, pushing, punishing—these are the tactics parents use when toilet training their child. But according to experts, it is patience and praise that make potty training really pay o . . .