I am not a fan of TikTok, but my kids are. But, in truth, I’m not big on social media. I’m in that weird age bubble where I used the internet for research in high school and college, and Facebook and social media began right around when I graduated college. So, I didn’t grow up without the internet, but it wasn’t pivotal to my social development. And, while I have a Facebook account that’s as deep into the social media rabbit hole as I go.
I’ve always been the sort of person who finds it difficult to ask for help. Whether working on a project or managing my home, I tend to push myself too hard just so I can say I accomplished a task on my own.
If you’re anything like me, you still remember how nerve-wracking learning to drive was. Now with 25+ years of experience, I can do it on autopilot most days, but with a 16-year-old looming in my near future, thoughts of teen drivers, promoting safe driving, and having a multi-car policy again are ever-present.
Swimming is an amazing skill that will not only keep your kids active, but it could also save their life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that “drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death behind motor vehicle crashes for children ages 1–14.” They also report that an average of 11 children under the age of 14 die every single day from drowning.
When I saw the news about the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, I felt as though my heart had collapsed. There are no words to explain the cascade of emotions one feels reading about an elementary school shooting, especially when you have your own precious children in school.
Events like this shake up our hold on reality. They are scary and confusing for us, let alone our kids. You may be wondering whether you should talk to your children about the Texas shooting and what you should say if you do.
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It seems like infants learn something new every day, and it’s pretty magical to watch baby development. At some point after learning to roll over and get into the sitting position, your little one will learn to crawl.
Crawling changes everything because once your baby learns it, they are mobile. Suddenly you have to keep a tight watch on them and make sure that your living space is baby-proof.
There are many ways to be a parent. Some parents might be more demanding and have high expectations for their children. Others might be more permissive and uninvolved, letting their children engage in misbehavior without any correction or punishment. Other parents show a lot of responsiveness to their children and their needs, and some can even show so much responsiveness that they become helicopter parents.
Death is a hard topic to discuss no matter what your age. However, the concept of a limited existence can be especially scary for kids. As Easter Sunday approaches, many parents struggle with how to teach their little ones about the true meaning of this Christian holiday. Thankfully, we have seven simple ways to teach kids about Easter and why it is such a joyful time.
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Babies cry -- It is a fact of life. However, for some, the crying never seems to stop. Many desperate parents of colicky babies, like myself, find themselves wishing and praying for a magical elixir to help soothe their baby's aches and pains. Gripe water is toted as a solution to the unsolvable curse of colic, but is it safe for babies? We investigate this product to determine if it is the cure-all answer to your child's inconsolable tears!
Even if you feed your kids a three-course meal, they'll inevitably stumble into the kitchen an hour later, begging for snack time. So instead of discouraging their grazing, try offering a healthy option that will satisfy your child until the next meal time and give you a little peace of mind about what's going into their body. Whether it's after breakfast, in the afternoon, or before bedtime, we've gathered 11 healthy toddler snacks perfect for any time of day.
Dark chocolate has long been toted as a healthy treat that is brimming with antioxidants and beneficial vitamins and minerals. This gives many parents the false impression that it is a good idea to offer this sweet snack to their kids.
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While everything is okay in moderation, there are some things to keep in mind when you give candy and chocolate to toddlers.
Between years of pandemic disruptions and modern elementary education’s increased dependence on screen time, online learning videos are more popular than ever. Family Education took a closer look, searching for kid-friendly YouTube channels that offered engaging educational content for kids ranging from kindergarten to junior high.
Being a parent is not always easy. But what can be easy is losing our tempers when we’re already stressed and parenthood pushes us over the edge. It’s no surprise then that the gentle parenting approach is making waves among newer millennial parents, influenced by the rise of gentle parenting content by TikTok super influencers, as well as the outright need to find an alternative to flying off the handle during these especially trying times.
Regardless of your nationality, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day! These St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids are simple, fun activities that are sure to put a smile on your child's face. Gather the kids and make a few of these creative craft projects to pass out to family and friends on St. Patrick's Day.
How old should my infant be before I take him on an airplane? I am due in November and would like to visit family for the holidays.
Assuming that both mother and baby are healthy, you can travel when your infant is two weeks of age. In some cases, you can fly even sooner than that, but I would recommend holding off if it's not absolutely necessary.
As we think about life skills that we want to teach our kids, like washing dishes, balancing a bank account, and keeping a clean home are a few things that may come to mind. However, how to have a respectful disagreement should be high on that list.
There are two schools of thought on the topic of arguing in front of children. One group; don’t do it. The other, how do you not? There are a few things to consider as we open this Pandora’s Box.
Breast milk is called liquid gold for a reason. Regardless of whether you pump milk to bottle feed or nurse your child right from the breast, babies get necessary nutrients and antibody protections from human milk. Since breastfeeding takes time and energy, make sure you are storing breast milk properly to make it last. Knowing breast milk storage guidelines is important for any nursing parent.
It’s the older-kid version of “Why?” A question that arises from your child’s increasing capacity to think about and anticipate the future. How exciting! But with this newfound cognitive ability comes the discomfort of uncertainty. “What if it rains on my birthday?” “What if our dog gets out?” “What if my friends laugh at my new shirt?”
Parents typically answer these questions. And why not? Asking is how children gather information about the world, and answering makes everyone feel better, but only in the short term.
The recent Facebook whistleblower scandal in 2021 revealed that Facebook had tons of research that social media platforms like Instagram are toxic to the mental health of kids and teens. The whistleblower documents discussed how photo sharing apps like Instagram can negatively impact teens’ body image and self-esteem. Recently, the U.S.