What is separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety occurs in children who are school-aged. A child who has separation anxiety tends to resist going to school or any setting other than home and may have physical symptoms such as stomaches and/or headaches. Teachers report that even when the child overcomes the resistance to attending school, it takes an inordinate amount of […]

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15 tasks that kids of all ages should learn

Chores are an important part of a child’s learning experience. They promote responsibility and independence. It is vital that kids learn how to take care of themselves and others while they are still young. Starting the learning process early means that as the years go by there is a solid foundation on which parents can […]

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Emancipation of minors

Traditionally, parents have a legal and moral obligation to raise their children until the age of 18. After a child reaches the legal age of an adult, however, parents may continue to play the role of guardian and provider for several more years, providing for advanced education or housing adult children until they are financially […]

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Baby Elimination Communication

Elimination Communication, also known as Natural Infant Hygiene, Infant Potty Training, and Elimination Timing, is a process that parents can use to address their baby’s elimination needs. Unlike relying solely on the cue of a smelly diaper, Elimination Communication utilizes timing, signals, and cueing to determine when a baby has to urinate or defecate. This […]

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What to put in diaper bag

Taking your little one on an outing, short or long, can be an adventure. So much can happen to impact the success of your mission: the baby may become ill, may get into something messy, or may need a little extra comfort while around strangers. That is why it is a good idea to pack […]

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What temperature is a fever for a child

One morning your five-year-old seems unusually sleepy, although usually an early riser. You notice that she feels warm to the touch, so you take her temperature. The thermometer reads 102 °F. What should you do? Fever Facts First, it is important to understand what a fever is and what it is not. A fever is […]

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What is attachment parenting?

When you talk with a parent who practices attachment parenting, most often you will find a rested, confident parent and a happy, healthy child. Parents who AP (attachment parent) have found out that our “standards” of caring for children under the age of three have become needlessly complicated and unsatisfying. Society today tends to separate […]

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What parents can do about television violence

After dinner, the family gathers in the living room and switches on the television. Fourteen-year-old Bobby finds a recent film in progress. Checking the television guide, you see it’s rated PG-13. With a sigh of relief, you settle back to watch this allegedly entertaining movie. But in the first three minutes, two people die in […]

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How to talk to your child about their disability

People with disabilities are more visible in our society than ever before. Whereas past generations sometimes locked away loved ones with physical impairments, nowadays family members and medical staff have a variety of ways in which to help, nurture, and encourage those that are physically challenged through limited hearing, speech, or movement, etc. Disabled veterans, […]

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What is a learning disability?

Have you wondered if your child has a learning disability? You have noticed signs that don’t seem appropriate for the age of your child. Some of these signs are social in nature, others are academic and some are physical. In this article, you will find some early warnings of learning disabilities. As you read this […]

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