My husband and I were certain that all of the reading we did while I was pregnant prepared us to be great parents. Our daughter came along and was a shining example of our excellent parenting. Then, our son arrived and blew that theory apart.Read Full Story
A temper tantrum is a child’s way of handling a frustrating situation by acting out, screaming, crying yelling and oftentimes throwing themselves on the floor. Yes, it’s very dramatic and most toddlers will give an Oscar-worthy performance if they think it can get them what they want. Follow our expert and real parent advice on 5 fast ways to stop a tantrum in its tracks!Read Full Story
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 after offers of chocolate and a new pony, thus necessitating the carrying-her-out-kicking-and-screaming move. But, really, none of us wants to be that mom, right? Trust us: Shopping with your toddler and maintaining your sanity is possible.Read Full Story
Many parents let their kids graze on items, such as crackers or cookies, in the grocery store and pay for them at the check-out stand. After all, it keeps your child happy while you shop – and you are not stealing because you are paying for the item, even if it is partially eaten, right? This mom found out that grocery stores may not see it the same way.Read Full Story
Do you cringe when your four-year-old asks for a pull-up or, worse, has an accident in public because you didn’t put a pull-up on her? Whether you don’t want to push the issue or your child simply doesn’t want to drop the diapers, potty training is a crucial step in your child’s development. We talked with Dr. Baruch Kushnir, creator of the children’s DVD The Magic Bowl: Potty Training Made Easy, about the negative health consequences of late potty training.Read Full Story
Have the dog days of parenting got you down? Even the best parents have those days when they are feeling overworked, underappreciated and at their wit’s end. Papi, the star of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, shares his top 15 parenting tips to keep your kids (or your pups, in Papi's case) happy, healthy and well-behaved.Read Full Story
Before I had children, I knew a lot about parenting. I'm sure I had a superior expression on my face when I saw other people's children refusing to eat anything that wasn’t a hot dog or a chicken nugget. My own children would love vegetables and eat colorful meals.Read Full Story
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