age 4

  1. Tips & Advice

    Choosing a teenage babysitter

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    For generations, teenagers have been the first line of babysitters (after siblings, of course). Here are some tips on how you can...
  2. Family Fun

    Family movie night: Recreate the larger-than-life movie experience right at home!

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    The expense of theater movies, concessions and gas to get there has reached beyond most family budgets. So why not enjoy a weekly...
  3. Family Fun

    6 Spring party themes for kids

    It has been a long, drawn-out winter for many parents and kids. Cooped-up kids can’t wait to run outside and shake off the cold...
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    How to find a good childcare program for your child

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    Finding quality care for your child during those vital, formative years is one of the biggest challenges you'll face as a parent....
  5. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Preschooler sleep problems solved

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    Your preschooler was sleeping through the night...until suddenly they weren't. Or maybe yours can't seem to tire enough to go to...
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    How to stop hyper-parenting and just relax with your kids

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    If you’re a hyperparent, you might not even know it -- we parents tend to be in denial about that sort of thing. But if you are, you...
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    Monday Mom challenge: Plan your family garden

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    How many times, as you have started the annual spring yard work and cleaning, have you thought, “This year, I am going to plant a...
  8. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Potty training praise and encouragement: How much?

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    When your child is learning to use the potty should you give lots of applause and praise, or simple, matter-of-fact acceptance?...
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    6 Simple secrets to shopping with toddlers

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    It’s not that it’s abnormal for a 2-year-old to throw herself on the ground in the middle of the mall and refuse to stand up, even...
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    Favoritism and sibling rivalry

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    How many times have you heard it? “It’s not fair!” Or “You let her do it. Why won’t you let me?!” Or the atom bomb of sibling...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Build special relationships with each child

    It’s impossible to treat our kids exactly the same. You know it is! Yet do you sometimes find yourself trying to do just that? An...
  12. Tips & Advice

    Getting to the bottom of your kids' health issues

    Does your child seem to have a chronic or persistent medical issue? How do you know? Are symptoms related? Or not? Are they subtle?...
  13. Family Fun

    Make a tissue paper heart decoration

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    For Valentine's Day, why not make a simple and sweet tissue paper heart to decorate with? This craft is fun to do with kids, but...
  14. Tips & Advice

    Flying with kids: What you need to know

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    Air travel has changed a lot in recent years. If you are planning a trip with your kids, this is what you need to know to get your...
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    The cure for bedwetting

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    Many misconceptions revolve around the idea that there is or is not a cure for bedwetting. The fact is that different things work...
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    Is yoga right for your child?

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    Yoga has become an increasingly popular form of exercise over the last decade. Whether it’s the core of your fitness routine or just...
  17. Family Fun

    Crafty letter-writing tips for kids

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    As a child (and into adulthood!), one of my favorite things in the world is getting "real" mail. You know what "real" mail is. It...
  18. Family Fun

    How to have a last-minute cookie decorating party

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    If you’ve always wanted to have a Christmas cookie decorating party, there’s no time like the present. Yes, just days before...
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    Tips to shop peacefully with young children

    Shopping with kids can be oh-so-stressful, but these easy tips will make your next trip a lot more enjoyable.