Category: Parenting

Baby milestones: When can your newborn smile?

Baby milestones: When can your newborn smile?

Some new moms fall in love with their new baby the moment she is first placed on their abdomen. Others take a little longer to bond with their babies. One thing is for sure — that first smile is a very special moment, in which your bond is further cemented. When can you expect your […]

5 tips to soothe separation anxiety for preschoolers

5 tips to soothe separation anxiety for preschoolers

Is your child clinging to you as you attempt to leave her at preschool? Does she beg you to stay with her, or take her home? You may want to start crying yourself, while wondering how you can reduce that separation anxiety and help your child feel confident and happy at the start of the […]

Do your older children lose out when you have a newborn?

Do your older children lose out when you have a newborn?

Pregnancy always requires a fair amount of practical concerns, and that’s definitely true if you already have children. Lots of parents worry how well they will be able to care for their older child(ren) once their new baby arrives. Do big brothers and sisters necessarily lose out when they get a new sibling?

Which baby carrier is right for you?

Which baby carrier is right for you?

Baby carriers are a great way to get your little one around town. But picking the right one can be quite tough! Do you choose style or comfort?

Pregnant after a c-section – what you need to know

Pregnant after a c-section – what you need to know

Are you pregnant again after you have previously given birth by cesarean section? You may have a dilemma on your hand — should you have a repeat cesarean or try for a vaginal birth when the time comes? There are many pros and cons to weigh against each other for both choices, but thankfully pregnancy […]

What is attachment parenting?

What is attachment parenting?

There are as many parenting styles as there are parents, but some philosophies are talked about a lot. In recent years, “attachment parenting” has been all over the press. Just what is attachment parenting, and is it for you?

How to get your kids to use an “indoor voice”

How to get your kids to use an “indoor voice”

Do you ever want to pull your hair out because your child keeps shouting? Very loud talking can be a big problem with small kids. It can drive you crazy and make the neighbors angry, to name some examples! The question is, how do you get your kids to use that notorious “indoor voice”?

How to choose a daycare facility for your child

How to choose a daycare facility for your child

Have you started the search for a good-quality daycare for your child? The choice can be hard to make, and there are many factors to take into account. How do you even start choosing a good daycare facility for your child?

Should toddlers watch television?

Should toddlers watch television?

Most toddlers love television — so much they could easily get used to spending all day watching stuff on there. But should toddlers really watch television? Going television-free may seem like a radical idea in today’s world, but there are certainly things to be said for it. If you still think the TV comes in […]

How to get your toddler to eat anything

How to get your toddler to eat anything

Toddlers are notorious picky eaters, but it doesn’t have to be that way. How do you raise a toddler who will try anything at least once, and who enjoys a healthy and balanced diet?