Kids who receive a lot of empathy for their own feelings from the adults in their lives are the earliest to develop empathy for others, and research has shown that empathy for others is the cornerstone of successful interpersonal relationships.
Compact fluorescent bulb uses about 75% less electricity, but the most energy-saving bulb of all is one that’s turned off
Does baby have allergies or a cold? If symptoms persist for more than a few days then nasal allergies may be to blame.
Fruit kebabs are a lot more fun to eat than plain old fruit. Use flavored yogurt or low-fat chocolate pudding for dipping.
Offer age-appropriate toys and games. Start with something simple before moving on to more challenging tasks.
Always trim bangs first because that’s the most important part. That way, if baby has a total meltdown at least the front will look neat.
Ask for help when picking up toys. You may think your tot is too young to help, but kids do it every day at daycare.
If you try to tackle every discipline challenge at once, you’ll be too overwhelmed. Choose 1-2 to focus on with diligence & attention
Generous hugs go miles to make a child feel better. If your tot gets scared, comfort him. Mom & Dad have the power to make everything right
Talk about the trees & the different colors they are turning. Collect leaves and tell your child in simple terms why they are falling off
Write a ‘to do’ list for the week on a dry-erase board. Having everything written down keeps you from feeling overwhelmed.
Until the last few years, many school systems were reluctant to evaluate a child with ADHD. But recent laws have made clear the school’s obligation to the child suspected of having ADHD that is affecting adversely his or her performance in school.
Toddlers get bored of seeing the same old toys every morning. Stash a group of toys in a closet, attic, or basement so that every eight weeks or so, you can replace the been-there-done-that toys with some “new” toys, toys from your very own store.
Toddlers love to play outside, so look for games that can be played outdoors. A kids-style croquet set is a fun, easy-to-learn game that you can play with your child.
Is your child being bullied? Reassure your child there is no weakness in leaving the situation, to keep away from the bully.
Kids develop a sense of self-worth early in life. Listen to what your children have to say.
Assure them that they are loved and safe. Celebrate their individuality, and tell them what makes them special and what you admire about them.
When dining out each parent should try to order something out of either their main entree or sides that the child will like.
This way the child will have a variety of food to eat if he decides he doesn’t like something that night that he usually loves.
Do fun things together as a family, such as playing games, reading, and going to events in your community.
Babies and young children won’t understand lengthy explanations. Present one idea to make your point.
Kids raised with authoritarian discipline have tendencies toward anger and depression.