age 4

  1. Child Development & Health

    Small changes: Improve your family’s eating habits

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    We constantly hear about the obesity rate in the United States -- how children today are far heavier than they should be and how...
  2. Preschoolers

    How to prep your child for bridal party duties

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    Every couple wants a memorable wedding, but sometimes the inclusion of miniature brides, flower girls or ring bearers of a certain...
  3. Children's School & Education

    Fun ways to teach your child sign language

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    The popularity of teaching sign language to babies has exploded over the past several years. Who wouldn’t want their wee ones to be...
  4. Family Activities

    7 Kid-friendly outdoor activities

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    With spring fast approaching, it's time to get the kids back into nature. Exposing them to a wide range of outdoor activities at a...
  5. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Dreaming of daughters-in-law

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    Listen to Your Mothers is a space to come together with the ones who understand the maternal struggle and joy best -- in the hopes...
  6. Crafts

    Sunshine prints: Make art from the sun

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    If you have sun and have kids, here's a cool craft project to try (though if you just want to get a set just for yourself, we won't...
  7. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Define your family traditions

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    Routine. Kids tend to thrive on it -- and adults find comfort in it, too. Whether it’s the rhythm of a morning as the house rouses...
  8. Child Development & Health

    Sunscreen for kids: Ask the expert

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    How often does your child really need to wear sunscreen -- and which type is best? A pediatrician has some advice for you!
  9. Parenting Humor

    CFS (Can't Find Sh*t) Syndrome

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    Like color-blindness, CFS Syndrome is a predominately male affliction. The main symptom is a frustrating form of object blindness...
  10. Parenting Advice & Columns

    The right age for kids and yard work

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    Yes, you love your yard. You worked hard for this yard, for this home you’ve created and the outdoor space where the kids play. But...
  11. Baby & Toddler

    Health milestones for infants and preschoolers

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    Your child will go through many developmental health milestones the first year of his or her life. Knowing what to expect at each...
  12. Parenting Humor

    "Go the F**k to Sleep" and other bedtime stories for parents

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    Exhausted by repeated readings of “Goodnight Moon” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See”? Well, good news, moms and dads:...
  13. Crafts

    Ask the expert: Fun toddler craft ideas

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    Toddlers love to try new things -- especially when those things involve paint and glue! Columnist Ann Douglas shares some fun...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Getting kids involved in spring cleaning

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    When spring cleaning season -- spring, of course -- rolls around, you may be chomping at the bit to clean up and clean out and start...
  15. Potty Training

    Get your child potty trained fast

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    Ever since we decided to have children, I have been dreading the time when I would have to potty train my eldest child. It was bad...
  16. Parenting Humor

    What's my name again? What should kids call you

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    If a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, would an authority figure who goes by their first name be just as authoritative?...
  17. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Is your child a smartphone orphan? Balancing work and family

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    Blackberries and cell phones and laptops, oh my! When it comes to the virtual office, let's face it, sometimes we're too...
  18. Babysitters and Childcare

    Checking a babysitter's driving record

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    Is it feasible to check the driving record for a potential nanny or babysitter? Here's how you can verify that the childcare...