Caution during potty training

It only takes one painful BM to cause your child to be frightened of using the potty, so at all costs, make sure his/her diet has sufficient fresh fruits, vegetables and juice.

Make a back-to-school calendar

Make a back-to-school calendar. Simply write the countdown on a piece of paper, which the kids can decorate. Cross out the dates or use stickers.

Enjoy them

Among the best of tips for parents is to simply relax and enjoy watching a toddler develop and grow. This precious time fades all too quickly.

Visit school with your child

If your child is young or in a new school, visit school with your child. Meeting the teacher, locating classroom, locker, lunchroom, will help ease pre-school anxieties.

Nap time and pre-school

When preping for preschool re institute Nap Time. In the summer it’s easy to get away from toddler naptime, especially with older children.

Before school starts, review all of the information

Review school material as soon as it arrives. Packets include important information about your child’s teacher, supply requirements, activities, and dates.

Managing the teacher supply list

The teacher’s supply list at the start of a new school year is daunting enough so don’t waste time and money on unlisted items.

Kids and back-to-sickness

Children in large groups are breeding grounds for the organisms that cause illness. The top 5 causes for missed school are colds, stomach flu, ear infection, pink eye and sore throat.

Cold and sickness tip

If your toddler is sick with cold, try applying a balm or petroleum jelly around the nostrils to provide relief and reduce irritation.

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Toddler age and dexterity

Toddlers from 24 to 36 months are beginning to be able to turn paper pages, so this is a good time to expand beyond board books.

Binging toddlers

Toddlers from one to three years need between 1,000 and 1,300 calories a day, yet they may not eat this amount every day. Aim for a nutritionally-balanced week, not a balanced day.

Let children learn from their mistakes

Allow your child to experience the bumps and bruises of learning to walk and relate to others. Let tot overcome obstacles and setbacks

Gardening with kids

Work on gardening with your kids, If you have a garden have them help you pick the plants, water the flowers, pick weeds. 

Working with your teacher

If possible, arrange to observe the teaching in your child’s classroom. Afterward, talk with the teacher about what you saw and how it fits with your hopes for your child and your child’s needs.

Mother’s Day craft

Looking for a mother’s day craft? Use Plaster of Paris and a paper plate and place child’s hand prints or footprints and find a cute saying about mothers.

Mother’s day breakfast in bed

Dads looking to serve mom’s breakfast in bed should gather the children ’round, then pile them into bed with mom in anticipation.

The benefits of sunscreen

Don’t skimp on sunscreen. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply only about half as much sunscreen as they should.

Speech milestones

Most toddler who aren’t talking ‘well’ aren’t really delayed. They may not be talking as much as their parents want or expect them too, but that can still be normal.

Leading by example

Children learn by watching you, so set healthy mealtime habits. Turn off the TV and let your toddler enjoy meals with the family.

Allergic causing foods and diet

It was common to delay giving dairy until 1, eggs until 2 & seafood & nuts till 3, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its thinking in 2008, suggesting that these foods can be introduced together.