• Toilet Training
    Time to Ditch the Diapers! 10 Parent-Approved Potty Training Techniques
    See ya, diapers! If your child is ready to foray into the world of big kid underwear, it's helpful to have a few potty training secrets up your sleeve. Try some of these parent-suggested tips to help make your experience as easy as possible. Fro...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Sleep Schedules
    6 Tricks to Help Your Toddler or Preschooler Go to Bed (and Stay There!)
    Has bedtime turned into an all-out battle of wills between you and your child? If getting your little one to sleep has become a nightly struggle, or if sleep is elusive now that he's in a new big-kid bed, has a new sibling, or had another big cha...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Individuality
    I Did it All By Myself! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills
    Are you preparing your child to be independent? Teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows him to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self-este...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Fostering Independence
    Parents Weigh In: What's the Right Age for Kids to ...
    Start watching TV, choose their own clothes, have a cell phone, wear makeup, and stay home alone? Knowing when your child is ready for these responsibilities really comes down to knowing your child, but seeing how other parents weigh in can give ...
    Erin Dower
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    Whining
    6 Steps to Cure a Whiny Child
    "But Mo-omm!" Sound familiar? Children whine at all ages, whether you have a toddler who wants a new toy or a teen who wants to stay out an hour past curfew. Having a whiny child on your hands is sure to fray your nerves, so nip this bad habit in...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Bedwetting
    Does Your Child Wet the Bed? How to Help Him Stop
    Does Your Child Wet the Bed? How to Help Him StopIf your child wets the bed, you know how frustrating it can be to change the sheets in the middle of the night, and soothe your frustrated and embarrassed child back to sleep. However, as much thes...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Printable Month-by-Month Developmental Milestone Chart
    Print this developmental milestone chart, and check off each milestone as your child grows into her first year of life. It's important to remember that babies develop at different rates, and this printable represents general guidelines. ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    My Bedtime Routine Checklist
    Skip the stress with bedtime and help your child get into a bedtime routine. Print and check off each activity as your child prepares for a good night's sleep. As your child grows, use this bedtime routine checklist for older kids and this m...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Language Development
    Stretching Your Child's Brain Power
    Stretching Your Child's Brain Power During the preschool period, one of the ways parents can support the development of their child's thinking is to point out the features of objects that a child might not spontaneously attend to. And althou...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz: Part Three
    Don't be afraid to take yet another Phobia Quiz... ...
    Shmuel Ross
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    Choking
    Top 9 Choking Foods
    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labe...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Pacifier Use
    Pacifiers and Thumb-Sucking
    Pacifiers and Thumb-Sucking Dads often think that a baby doesn't need a pacifier, but using a pacifier or sucking on her thumb or fingers isn't necessarily a bad habit for a baby. Many younger infants actually enjoy the security they get from th...
  • Kids
    Picky Eaters
    Are You Raising a Picky Eater?
    Are dinner wars getting you down? Do you have trouble finding anything that your child will eat? Take this quiz and discover what you can do to avoid raising a picky eater. ...
  • Decoding Puzzles Printables
    Imagine That!
    Imagine a different first letter on each word in this word game, and you'll get a completely different thing! ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Toddler Behavior and Discipline
    Your One-Year-Old: Beginning Discipline
    Your One-Year-Old: Beginning DisciplineRule #1: The word "discipline" means teaching, not punishing. Understand that, at this age, baby is beginning to learn the word no. Only use it when you mean it, and expect baby to challenge you on it every...
  • Decoding Puzzles Printables
    Hand in Glove
    Pick a word from each hand and match it to a glove, to form words that always seem to go together. ...
  • Vocabulary Printables
    Silly Sentences
    Finish the very silly sentences in this printable and you will reveal tongue twisters. ...
  • School and Learning
    Preschool Expectations
    How Well Do You Know Preschoolers?
    Take our quiz to find out if you have the right expectations for your three- or four-year-old. ...