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Can Black Mold Exposure During Pregnancy Harm the Unborn Child?

Can Black Mold Exposure During Pregnancy Harm the Baby?

The presence of black mold in our living environments is a serious concern not to be trifled with. Pregnant women may worry about its potential effects on their unborn child. Addressing the question, “Can black mold exposure during pregnancy harm the baby?” – the good news is that it is unlikely to cause harm. However, […]

What I Did About Missing My First Child After Having My Second

What I Did About Missing My First Child After Having My Second

When I welcomed my youngest child, I had braced myself for potential sibling envy from my eldest daughter. However, to my surprise, I found myself to be the one grappling with jealousy over her newly forged bond with her father. Confronting these feelings was challenging, leading me to seek ways to cope. Thus began my […]

A Mother’s Experience with Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery

A Mother's Experience with Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery

Despite having a C-section scar from the past and facing my doctor’s policy, I was determined not to let these factors prevent me from a natural childbirth, marking my unique journey as a mother’s experience with vaginal birth after cesarean delivery. In 2011, when my twin sons were born through emergency C-section, I did not […]

Child Shaming Doesn’t Help Children Learn – Bean Dad Is a Stark Reminder

Child Shaming Doesn't Help Children Learn

On Twitter, a controversial story emerged when a father made his 9-year-old daughter spend six hours learning how to use a can opener before she was allowed to eat dinner. This incident sparked a broader conversation, bringing to light the fact that child shaming doesn’t help children learn. It raises the question of how we […]

A Viral TikTok Recounts the Birth of a Baby During Flight

A Viral TikTok Recounts the Birth of a Baby During Flight

Among the passengers aboard a flight that became the setting for an unexpected event, one individual managed to document some of the most unforgettable moments. This passenger’s account, captured in a viral TikTok, recounts the birth of a baby during the flight, offering a unique perspective on this extraordinary event. Although many soon-to-be parents are […]

Stop Advising New and Expecting Parents to “Just Wait”—There Is a Better Way

Stop Advising New and Expecting Parents to "Just Wait"

Parents, especially those who are new and expecting, frequently encounter comments such as “You think this is difficult, just wait!” which can feel invalidating. In response to this common issue, it’s time to stop advising new and expecting parents to “just wait”. But how do we hold space for the challenging aspects of parenting in […]

What’s the Difference Between #boymom and #girlmom

What's the Difference Between #boymom and #girlmom

On Reddit, a platform abundant with diverse perspectives, one user sought clarity on an intriguing social media trend. They questioned why parents are increasingly drawn to gendered hashtags, specifically, what’s the difference between #boymom and #girlmom. Other Redditors, as always, were eager to share their thoughts and experiences. If one thing is clear, it is […]

Game-Watching Trick for Fathers While Infants Nap – TikTok Demonstrates

Game-Watching Trick for Fathers While Infants Nap

Even amidst the adrenaline rush of a playoff game, it’s considered a cardinal sin to wake a sleeping infant. This dilemma often places fathers in a tough spot. However, one dad has devised a game-watching trick for fathers, a clever strategy to revel in the excitement of the game while infants nap. New parents immediately […]

Teachers Discuss How Parents Can Help Them – as the New School Year Begins

Teachers Discuss How Parents Can Help Them

As we navigate a unique back-to-school season marked by a significant teacher shortage, persistent COVID-19 outbreaks, and controversial book bans, the role of parents becomes more crucial than ever. In this challenging context, teachers discuss how parents can help them, offering valuable insights to ease the transition and foster a supportive environment for everyone involved. […]

Parents Accepting Normal Homes Is a Breath of Fresh Air

Parents Accepting Normal Homes

Against the backdrop of constant pressures to maintain an Instagram-worthy lifestyle, a fresh trend is emerging, with a growing number of ‘Parents Accepting Normal Homes’. Rather than striving for picture-perfect settings, these families are embracing the charm of lived-in spaces, allowing a certain level of mess in their homes to be proudly displayed both online […]

Is Your Child Really Sick or Is It Just Cutting Teeth?

Is Your Child Really Sick or Is It Just Cutting Teeth?

Let’s explore the teething journey again: Amid the coos and giggles, when those little furrows appear on your baby’s brow and the peaceful nights are replaced with fussiness, you may find yourself questioning, “Is my child really sick or is it just because of cutting teeth?” These charming yet challenging milestones typically kickstart around 4 […]

Parenting Can Be Isolating, But You Are Not Alone

Parenting Can Be Isolating

“Parenting Can Be Isolating, But You Are Not Alone” – a simple yet powerful truth I want every parent reading this to understand. Even when you’re surrounded by a crowd, feelings of invisibility may seep in, yet it’s crucial to remember you’re not alone in this journey and you indeed deserve to be seen. It’s […]

6 Challenging Grandparental Types and How to Establish Limits

Challenging Grandparental Types and How to Establish Limits

If you’re giong through challenging grandparental types and how to establish limits’ in your family, our experts and other parents who have experienced the same can provide valuable insights. Dealing with the grandparent-grandchild relationship can sometimes be tricky, but we’re here to support you through it. Once upon a time, a woman named Mary left […]

Redefining Punishment for Children through Natural Consequences

Natural Consequences for Children

Implementing natural consequences for children is an effective way of teaching them the impact of their actions. By allowing your child to learn from their mistakes in a safe environment, they’re more likely to understand how their decisions affect the world around them. Here’s a guide to help you cultivate this approach into constructive lessons […]

What’s Behind Our Obsession with Pregnancy Tests

What's Behind Our Obsession with Pregnancy Tests

Kelsey Escozaria’s story shines a light on what’s behind our obsession with Pregnancy Tests. Even six months after the birth of her son, she holds onto 30 positive pregnancy tests, which are carefully tucked away in her closet. These are just a fraction of the over 200 at-home urine tests and more than 500 ovulation […]

5 Simple Steps to Making Baby Applesauce

Simple Steps to Making Baby Applesauce

Want to ensure your little one’s first fruit experience is both nutritious and delicious? By following a few simple steps to making Baby Applesauce, you can create a homemade treat that is not only sweet and fiber-rich but also packed with vitamin C. It’s a wholesome, flavor-packed journey that starts right in your kitchen. Are […]

7 Things to Think About Before Returning to School as a Parent

Things to Think About Before Returning to School as a Parent

Juggling family life and academia might seem daunting if you’re a parent contemplating a return to school. Nonetheless, considering the things to think about before returning to school as a parent is crucial, especially when you’re in the shoes of two dads, balancing the upbringing of their two young children while pursuing bachelor’s degrees, a […]

Here’s What It Means If You Drink Milk with a High Lipase Content

What It Means If You Drink Milk with a High Lipase Content

When her baby consistently rejected feeding, one mother discovered a high lipase content in her breast milk. Here’s an expert insight into what it means to your baby to drink milk with a high lipase content and the steps that can be taken to manage it. My maternity leave expired when my baby was a […]

Beyoncé Taught Us Not to Talk About Kids’ Hair

Beyoncé Taught Us Not to Talk About Kids' Hair

In the age of the internet, discussions surrounding the hair of Black children are widespread and often uninvited. Taking a page from Beyoncé, who notably taught us ‘Not to Talk About Kids’ Hair,’ we can learn to resist and challenge these unjustified remarks. Someone commented in one of my most recent posts, “Take care of […]

Breastfeeding Guidelines for the First Year

Breastfeeding Guidelines for the First Year

As your little one grows throughout the first year, the act of nursing inevitably evolves. Here’s a clear guide to adjusting, forming a part of the essential ‘Breastfeeding Guidelines for the First Year’ that every parent should familiarize themselves with. Getting your baby to latch onto (and stay on!) your breast, functioning on what often […]

Infant’s Death While Using Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper – Parent Speaks Out

Infant's Death While Using Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper

Erika Richter is one of the countless parents grappling with the painful aftermath of her infant’s death while using Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. Now, she’s channeling her grief into action, using her voice to instigate change. Many years ago, Erika Richter lost her two-week-old daughter Emma when she was in a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n […]

Fathers for Breastfeeding Support

Fathers for Breastfeeding Support

“Congratulations on welcoming a new little one into your life! As all fathers do, your role in this exciting (and exhausting) time is crucial, particularly when it comes to breastfeeding support. Both your partner and family will need you more than ever as having a baby brings about significant changes for everyone. It’s a period […]

Why Pumped Milk Does Not Need to Be Diluted After Consumption

Why Pumped Milk Does Not Need to Be Diluted After Consumption

In the realm of breastfeeding, some mothers believe in the practice of diluting their breast milk with previously pumped milk after having a drink. However, it’s essential to understand why pumped milk does not need to be diluted after consumption, debunking the concept of ‘pump and dilute’ as unnecessary. The capacity to produce liquid gold […]

Fighting the “Freshman 15”

Fighting the "Freshman 15"

College freshmen often come home with not just piles of laundry and cravings for home-cooked meals after several months at school, but they may also bring back a few extra pounds, often dubbed the “Freshman 15.” Addressing this issue early and effectively becomes essential, hence, the importance of strategies for Fighting the “Freshman 15.” This […]

5 Lessons I’ve Learned as a 40-Year-Old Widow and Single Mother

Lessons I've Learned as a 40-Year-Old Widow

Even as time keeps moving, the path remains tough, but it’s in this journey, grappling with the raw reality of being a 40-Year-Old Widow and Single Mother, that I’ve learned deep lessons about parenting through sorrow as a Black woman. I became a widow on December 23, 2019, at the age of 40, with a […]

I’m Pregnant and I Can’t Stand My Partner’s Odor

I'm Pregnant and I Can't Stand My Partner's Odor

An unusual symptom of pregnancy – a heightened sense of smell, can sometimes become unbearably unpleasant. Here, we delve into the much-feared ‘pregnancy nose’, with individuals sharing their relatable experiences, including confessions like “I’m pregnant and I can’t stand my partner’s odor.” You may hear about many aspects of pregnancy but won’t completely comprehend them […]

How to Recognize Your Child’s Narcissistic Tendencies and What to Do About It

How to Recognize Your Child's Narcissistic Tendencies

Characterizing a person, especially a child, as narcissistic is a serious matter. With insights from experts, we delve into how to recognize your child’s narcissistic tendencies, providing parents with crucial knowledge about this complex personality trait. If you have ever had a narcissist as a friend, lover, or co-parent, you are already familiar with the […]

Comparing Working Moms to Stay-at-Home Moms – A Point-by-Point Analysis of the Viral Graph

Comparing Working Moms to Stay-at-Home Moms

In the wake of a controversial chart comparing working moms to stay-at-home moms going viral, a mother who has experienced both sides passionately contested the idea that one choice holds superiority over the other. It has been years since anyone in my proximity used the phrase “mommy wars.” Perhaps it’s because my children are now […]

8 Things to Expect in a Baby’s Sleep Schedule Between 4 and 6 Months

Things to Expect in a Baby's Sleep Schedule

After weathering the storm of countless restless nights, you’re now ready to establish a bedtime routine for your little one. In devising the perfect sleep routine for 4, 5, and 6-month-old infants, there are specific things to expect in a baby’s sleep schedule that can guide your approach. 1. How Much Sleep Will Baby Get? […]

It’s Not Nice to Have Lice

It's Not Nice to Have Lice

Suddenly, a severe itching sensation overtook my head. “It’s not nice to have lice,” I thought to myself, realizing that these pesky parasites had hitched a ride home with my son from his kindergarten class. I didn’t suspect anything was wrong with my son for a while because he wasn’t scratching. I noticed his scalp […]

“M3GAN” Challenges Parents to Evaluate Children’s Digital Exposure

Assessing Kids' Digital Exposure with M3GAN

“M3GAN” is more than just a horror film. It serves as an unexpected guide for parents assessing their kids’ digital exposure, offering insights into the challenges of managing screen time and tech toy attachment. I attended the screening of M3GAN in search of an excellent horror picture. What I received was a surprising insight into […]

Babies “R” Us is Reopening! Rejoice, Infants!

Babies "R" Us is Reopening

The exciting news is out – “Babies ‘R’ Us is Reopening!” Its national expansion is set to follow the grand inauguration of a new store at American Dream, slated for the summer of 2023. In 2023, Babies “R” US will make a comeback. The brand management company that runs Babies “R” Us announced on Tuesday […]

Santigold on the Meaning of Motherhood as a Rebirth and the Value of Creativity

Santigold on the Meaning of Motherhood

“Santigold on the Meaning of Motherhood” provides a fresh perspective. As a songwriter, producer, and mother of three, she compellingly asserts that motherhood itself is a form of creativity. Santi White believes that creativity and parenting go hand in hand. “Being a mother requires creative energy,” says White, who had to learn how to balance […]

When “Happiness” Disguises a Parent’s Hurt

When "Happiness" Disguises a Parent's Hurt

A mom’s experience with smiling depression reveals a tale of millions who suffer silently, presenting a facade of cheerfulness. Her story provides an insightful perspective on “When Happiness Disguises a Parent’s Hurt,” a situation many parents may find themselves in. I wish I could say that this is a good day, a fine day, or […]

Kindergarteners Need 10 Hours of Regular Sleep, Says American Academy of Pediatrics

Kindergarteners Need 10 Hours of Regular Sleep

In the realm of parenting, understanding sleep is about more than just maintaining your child’s physical health. It’s important to note that Kindergarteners need 10 hours of regular sleep, a crucial fact that every parent should be aware of. According to the findings of a recent study, young toddlers require a significant amount of sleep—specifically, […]

YouTube’s Ryan’s World Parent Says “Boundaries and Realistic Expectations” Are Crucial to Success

YouTube's Ryan's World

Loann Kaji, parent of Ryan Kaji, the star of YouTube’s Ryan’s World, shares her insights on the unique challenges of raising a famous child YouTuber; emphasizing the importance of “boundaries and realistic expectations”, she offers valuable advice to parents whose children have similar aspirations for the spotlight. As the star of channels Ryan’s World and […]

My Daughter’s Life Is in Danger at School and I Can Do Nothing to Stop It

My Daughter's Life Is in Danger at School

In a situation that leaves a parent feeling helpless and fraught with worry, the school administration, Department of Education, and even the police are aware, yet a troubled young man continues to sit in the same classroom as my daughter. “My Daughter’s Life Is in Danger at School,” is a stark reality we’ve been grappling […]

What It’s Like for Us to Co-Parent While Living with My Ex

What It's Like to Co-Parent While Living with My Ex

Just three months ago, coming out as a lesbian marked the end of my marriage. Encouraging my ex-husband to date again seemed like the right thing to do, yet by the next morning, I found myself grappling with unexpected feelings of envy. This is my journey navigating the intricate dynamics of what it’s like to […]

This Mother Captured the Absurdity of Parenting Double Standards in a Single Blog Post

Mother Captured the Absurdity of Parenting Double Standards

Here’s an account of a mother that captured the absurdity of parenting double standards demonstrating that moms are criticized, and men are praised for doing the same thing. Constance Hall, an Australian blogger, is essentially my new favorite person because she posted a funny anecdote about diaper changes that made me laugh out loud and […]

Father’s Response to Daycare’s Opinion That His Infant Should Dress More Feminine Is Hilarious Genius

Father's Response That His Infant Should Dress More Feminine

Parents, take note: this father’s response to criticism that his infant should dress more feminine serves as an excellent lesson on how to deal with people who are always finding fault with everything. Backseat parenting from total strangers is one of the most annoying things that can happen. It’s something that happens to all of […]

Mom’s Open Letter to the Target Customer Who Insulted Her You’ve Obviously Never Raised a Toddler

Mom's Open Letter to the Target Customer Who Insulted Her

In a candid Reddit post, a mom’s open letter to the Target customer who insulted her, describing how she was protecting her 2-year-old daughter in the store’s parking lot when the stranger approached her and accused her of smacking her child. Every new mom knows that running errands with a newborn is challenging. Are you […]

The Inside Scoop on Milk Pumping Schedules, Milk Supply, and Success Strategies

The Inside Scoop on Milk Pumping Schedules

The inside scoop on milk pumping schedules is shared by actual parents who turn to the breast pump as an alternative when nursing is unsuccessful. They discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and logistics of exclusive breastfeeding, providing insights into this alternative feeding method. It’s a question posed to all new parents: breast or bottle? For a […]

What I Wish I Knew When My Epidural Didn’t Work

What I Wish I Knew When My Epidural Didn't Work

In my labor plan, I included the use of an epidural, but what I wish I knew when my epidural didn’t work was that epidurals do not always guarantee the desired relief. No one informed me about this possibility, leaving me unprepared for the experience. I believed childbirth would be uncomplicated. (Are you laughing yet? […]

Pandemic Parenting Taught Me I Can Be a Good Mom Without Extra Effort

Pandemic Parenting

During the first year of my child’s life, pandemic parenting taught me I can be a good mom without extra effort, even though the experience was unlike anything I could have anticipated. The lessons learned in that time were invaluable. As if it were yesterday, I recall the birth of my second child, just before […]

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’s Latest Antiracist Episode Encourages Kids to Accept Differences

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood's Latest Antiracist Episode

In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’s latest antiracist episode, Christopher Loggins, the show’s supervising producer, has said that the new episode, which will air on PBS Kids on January 10th, demonstrates that “when we can talk about problems, they are easier to comprehend and control.” One of the greatest obstacles for parents of African descent is instilling […]

3-Year-Old Traumatizing a Stranger at the Grocery Shop – Parent Tells Funny Story.

3-Year-Old Traumatizing a Stranger at the Grocery Shop

The mother shared on Reddit how her 3-year-old daughter’s crazy toddler behavior ended up traumatizing a stranger at the grocery shop, leaving the person shocked by the incident. Every parent knows that taking young children to the grocery store is an arduous, multitasking-intensive activity. They are occasionally on their best behavior. At times, as one […]

Halle Bailey’s Portrayal of The Little Mermaid Inspires Black Girls and Provokes Bigots

Halle Bailey's Portrayal of The Little Mermaid Inspires Black Girls

Halle Bailey’s portrayal of the mermaid Ariel in Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid has received mixed reactions from fans, but undeniably, her performance inspires Black girls and adds a refreshing twist to the iconic character. On September 9–11, 2022, Disney debuted Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid during the […]

Trans and Nonbinary Individuals May Also Get Pregnant

Trans and Nonbinary Individuals May Also Get Pregnant

Trans and Nonbinary individuals may also get pregnant, and just like cisgender people, they deserve affirming and welcoming treatment when it comes to reproductive rights and gynecological health. Changing the discussion around transgender pregnancy is a vital first step. I do not identify with a specific gender. I was born a female, yet I don’t […]

Pixar’s First Same-Sex Kiss, “Lightyear,” Including a Black Mother

Pixar's First Same-Sex Kiss

In Disney Pixar’s film Lightyear, the first same-sex kiss featuring Black space ranger Alisha Hawthorne and her wife shouldn’t be a huge deal, but it holds great significance for both Disney Pixar and Black families and fans who have been longing for representation. In recent months, it appears like Disney has taken several significant measures […]

Children Before Puberty: Their Hormone Levels Surge for the First Time

Children Before Puberty

Parents of 7- or 8-year-olds experiencing sudden irritability and emotional changes are not alone; these alterations in behavior may be due to adrenarche, the first time hormone levels surge in children before puberty, which can disrupt how they manage their emotions. As the mother of four girls, I had no idea what was going on […]

4 Exercises to Boost Your Baby’s Strength

Exercises to Boost Your Baby's Strength

Your infant needs to exercise their muscles regularly to grow up strong and healthy. Learn about various exercises to boost your baby’s strength through simple activities you can do together, ensuring optimal development. Even while it may look like your kid is just lounging about all day, they are actually getting quite the workout. Your […]

The Trend Towards “Freebirth” Grows, But Comes with Serious Risks

The Trend Towards "Freebirth" Grows

The trend towards “Freebirth” grows as a rising number of pregnant individuals are opting for a delivery without any medical assistance of any type. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons behind this choice and why this trend can be harmful to both mother and baby. The rate of non-hospital births has consistently increased during […]

The Shocking Occurrence of ADHD in Mothers – Not Just Anxiety or Depression

The Shocking Occurrence of ADHD in Mothers

The shocking occurrence of ADHD in mothers often goes unnoticed, as women are diagnosed with ADHD less frequently than males, and their symptoms persist into adulthood. The outcome? Many women live with an illness that impacts every area of their lives, including childbearing, without their knowledge. ADHD is a common childhood disorder, but boys are […]

Parents Are Redshirting Their Children to Gain an Athletic Advantage

Parents Are Redshirting Their Children to Gain Athletic Advantage

In an attempt to gain an athletic advantage, some parents are redshirting their children, requiring them to retake a year of middle school or high school to become great athletes. Here’s what experts have to say about this controversial practice. Jenna Knapp of Des Moines, Iowa, was astonished to see numerous players larger than her […]

Microaggressions Make Work from Home Safer for Black Parents

Microaggressions Make Work from Home Safer for Black Parents

Amidst the pandemic, Black parents experienced relief as they discovered that working from home provides a safer environment, free from microaggressions that they typically encounter in the workplace, making work from home more comfortable for Black parents. A year into his career as a digital developer for an automation startup, Ernest Provo has already encountered […]

Stop Telling Pregnant Women How Tired They Look—We Already Know

Stop Telling Pregnant Women How Tired They Look

Listen, constantly telling pregnant women how tired they look is not the kind of energy they need; in fact, it often seems like you’re implying they look awful. Visit the Reddit discussion that confirms this assertion, and learn why it’s essential to stop telling pregnant women how tired they look. You’d think it’s common knowledge […]

Parenting Trends Through the Ages

Parenting Trends Through the Ages

Delving into parenting trends through the ages, the experts break down the generations in the United States, from the Silent Generation to the Post-Millennials and the Generation Z. They provide insight into who is who and how parenting has evolved over time, offering valuable context for modern families. When millennials began having children (or parennials), […]

How Can I Get My Older Child to Bond with Her Baby Sibling?

How Can I Get My Older Child to Bond with Her Baby Sibling?

As a parent who grew up as an only child, I often find myself bewildered and perplexed when I observe my children’s interactions with their siblings. “How can I get my older child to bond with her baby sibling?” is a question many parents ask, struggling to reconcile the idealized vision of siblings as lifelong […]

10 Ways to Celebrate Pregnancy Amidst Maternal Mortality Crisis

Ways to Celebrate Pregnancy

Black expectant mothers must be aware of unnecessary dangers throughout pregnancy; however, this does not preclude a joyful experience. Embracing various ways to celebrate pregnancy can help make this time special and memorable for mothers-to-be. It is well-known that several highs and lows mark pregnancy. But, many pregnant women find themselves languishing in their lows, […]

Is Flying During the First Trimester of Pregnancy Safe?

Is Flying During the First Trimester of Pregnancy Safe?

“Is flying during the first trimester of pregnancy safe?” many expectant mothers may wonder. With the right measures, it’s entirely safe to travel by plane during early pregnancy, and the following information outlines what pregnant women should know. Are you concerned that an untimely pregnancy would interfere with your already-planned vacation? Vice head of the […]

What a Good Prenatal Supplement Should Contain

What a Good Prenatal Supplement Should Contain

Navigating the various prenatal vitamins and supplements, such as gummy chews and fish oil capsules, can be daunting. Understanding what a good prenatal supplement should contain will help you make the best choice for you and your unborn child’s health. If you are newly pregnant (or, ideally, attempting to conceive), it is time to pay […]

Twins Rescue Their Dad from Drowning, a Reminder to Us All to Learn CPR

Twins Rescue Their Dad from Drowning

After the twins rescue their dad from drowning during a terrifying near-drowning experience in the family pool, the father emphasizes the importance of water safety this summer and urges families to take CPR lessons to be prepared in case of emergencies. After he nearly drowned in the family pool, a father in Alabama is sharing […]

Baby and Child Food Allergies – What You Need to Know About Them

Baby and Child Food Allergies

In the United States, baby and child food allergies affect approximately 8% of youngsters. As parents introduce solids to their little ones, it’s essential to understand the causes, recognize the signs, and learn whether it’s possible to prevent food allergies, ensuring a safe and healthy transition to solid foods. According to the Centers for Disease […]

Is it OK to Have Children After the Age of 35?

Is it OK to Have Children After the Age of 35?

When wondering, “Is it OK to have children after the age of 35?”, it’s reassuring to know that the majority of women who give birth after this age will have uncomplicated pregnancies and deliver healthy children. Although there is an increased risk of certain difficulties associated with giving birth after 35, the scientific evidence suggests […]

Parents Discuss Their Children’s Emergency Text Codes

Parents Discuss Their Children's Emergency Text Codes

In a recent online conversation, parents discuss their children’s emergency text codes, prompted by a post on Reddit where a mother shared her child’s unique method of communicating their need for assistance by sending a hot dog emoji. The post resonated with other mothers, who chimed in with their own stories and expressed approval of […]

The Parents’ Guide to Sleepovers in the Age of Gender Diversification

Parents' Guide to Sleepovers in the Age of Gender Diversification

As our society becomes more conscious and respectful of the gender spectrum, parents are seeking ways to create inclusive environments for their children and their diverse group of friends. This article serves as a parents’ guide to sleepovers in the age of gender diversification, offering advice on how to ensure every child feels welcome and […]

Ovulation

Ovulation

For those looking to start a family, it’s crucial to have a solid understanding of ovulation, including the length of your ovulation cycle and the times of the month when you have the highest probability of conceiving. Gaining this knowledge can significantly increase your chances of success when trying to become pregnant. Knowing when you […]

5 Hopeful Statistics About Trying to Conceive That May Help You Feel Less Alone

Statistics About Trying to Conceive

In our effort to provide comprehensive information to those navigating the journey of starting a family, we’ve compiled various statistics about trying to conceive, along with facts related to fertility. Additionally, we’ve sought expert commentary on each topic, with the aim of offering guidance, solace, and optimism for those on this deeply personal path. If […]

How “Family Annihilators” Think

How "Family Annihilators" Think

In this in-depth analysis, experts delve into the mindset of individuals who commit unthinkable crimes, exploring how “family annihilators” think and what motivates these terrible killers. Understanding the psychological underpinnings of such actions can provide valuable insights into the prevention and intervention of such tragic events. At the Celebration, Florida planned neighborhood bougainvillea vines trail […]

Safe Pregnancy Skincare Products for Your Face and Body

Safe Pregnancy Skincare Products

As you experience the miracle of pregnancy, your skin will undergo various changes, such as stretch marks, acne, itching, and rashes, all while your baby grows inside of you. To address these concerns, it’s crucial to choose safe pregnancy skincare products that effectively treat and calm your skin without posing any risks. In this guide, […]

Postpartum Hemorrhoids – Guide for New Moms Suffering from Them

Postpartum Hemorrhoids

Following childbirth, some individuals may experience postpartum hemorrhoids, which are varicose veins in the rectum that can cause itching and discomfort. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide all the essential information you need to know about postpartum hemorrhoids, including effective treatments and measures to alleviate their symptoms. The anus and rectum veins can swell and […]

Organize Your Family’s Finances Before Having a Baby – A Nine-Month Plan

Organize Your Family's Finances Before Having a Baby

As you excitedly await the arrival of your bundle of joy, it’s important to organize your family’s finances before having a baby, ensuring a safe and nurturing atmosphere for your newest addition. By establishing financial stability through these comprehensive steps, you’ll gain peace of mind, allowing you to wholly enjoy the unforgettable moments with your […]

Symptoms, Risk Factors, And Coping Strategies For Anxiety And Depression During Pregnancy

Coping Strategies For Anxiety And Depression During Pregnancy

Dealing with depression and anxiety during pregnancy is a challenge that can affect any expecting parent. It’s important to recognize the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for these common mental health disorders while also exploring coping strategies for anxiety and depression during pregnancy. This knowledge will empower you to better manage your emotional well-being throughout […]

1-3 Month Milestones in Infant Growth and Development

1-3 Month Milestones in Infant Growth and Development

As a new parent, you may be curious about the 1-3 month milestones in infant growth and development. It’s important to know what to expect during this time to help your child reach important developmental milestones. These recommendations will provide guidance and support as your little one progresses through the early stages of life. Observe […]

What Parents Should Know About Ozempic for Weight Reduction

What Parents Should Know About Ozempic for Weight Reduction

As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the latest trends that could impact your family’s well-being, which is why understanding what parents should know about Ozempic for weight reduction is essential. Ozempic, a treatment for type 2 diabetes that also promotes weight loss, has become widely known due to its exposure on social […]

Is it Normal to Feel Okay Following a Miscarriage?

Is it Normal to Feel Okay Following a Miscarriage?

Dr. Amy Walsh faced a common yet perplexing question: Is it normal to feel okay following a miscarriage? After surviving her own miscarriage, she couldn’t help but feel guilty for experiencing a sense of well-being. In this article, she shares her journey in dealing with those conflicting emotions and offers insights to others who may […]

8 Year-Olds Are The Hardest To Parent – Parent Poll Says

8 Year-Olds Are The Hardest To Parent

A recent survey, which aimed to analyze various age-related parenting challenges, found that contrary to the popular belief that 8-year-olds are the hardest to parent, the majority of parents reported experiencing the most challenging parenting situations between the ages of three and five. This highlights the complexity of early childhood development and the wide range […]

Teens Are No Longer Interested In Driving, And That’s Fine

Teens Are No Longer Interested In Driving

In today’s fast-paced world, it seems that teens are no longer interested in driving, as compared to younger generations. The increase in popularity of ride-sharing apps has made adolescents less eager to get behind the wheel. But should parents still make it mandatory for their children to take driving lessons when the time comes? Various […]

State-by-State Abortion Laws – Know Your Rights About Them

State-by-State Abortion Laws

In the wake of the Supreme Court officially overturning Roe v. Wade, states have been granted the authority to determine their own abortion legislation, leading to varying state-by-state abortion laws. In this guide, we will discuss the states where abortion is legal, as well as the ones with restrictions on abortion. Understanding these differences in […]

The Creation of the New Preschool Barbie – Behind the Scenes

The Creation of the New Preschool Barbie

Parents were given an exclusive tour of the Mattel Design Center to discover the creation of the new preschool Barbie, known as My First Barbie, and to learn about the intricate process behind making this groundbreaking toy. This innovative addition to the brand not only brings joy to global families but also represents a significant […]

3 Belly Support Options You Should Learn About During Pregnancy

Belly Support Options During Pregnancy

As you approach the end of pregnancy, it can feel as if everything hurts, which is why exploring various belly support options during pregnancy is essential. Tape, maternity belts, or belly bands are some effective solutions that may provide the necessary support for your body, ensuring comfort and relief throughout this crucial period. As you […]

Why Youngsters Become More Skeptical — and Why It’s Good – An Expert Explains

Why Youngsters Become More Skeptical

From a young age, children begin to doubt unproven assertions, leading to youngsters becoming more skeptical — and it’s actually a good thing. There are several reasons why caregivers should encourage this healthy skepticism in their children. Telling your kids that omelets are “egg pizza” might not be as funny to them as you think […]

The “Digital Divide” between Parents and Kids

The "Digital Divide" between Parents and Kids

Like most parents, you’re probably concerned about the “Digital Divide” between you and your kids, especially regarding how much time they spend online. However, there is some good news: A MacArthur Foundation-funded collaborative university study discovered that the time teens spend online allows them to develop essential social and technical skills that will help them […]

How to Help Miscarriage Patients Grieve – From a Grief Therapist

How to Help Miscarriage Patients Grieve

Coping with the heartache of experiencing a miscarriage can be incredibly difficult. In learning how to help miscarriage patients grieve, a grief therapist would often recommend five different approaches to compassionately assist clients through the grieving process. People come to me when they are at their lowest point in their grief because I am a […]

9 Highly Contaminated Areas for Your Child and Steps to Keep Them Safe

Highly Contaminated Areas for Your Child

Facing the uncertainty of highly contaminated areas for your child, such as restaurant high chairs, playgrounds, and petting zoos, can be nerve-wracking for parents. Discover how to safeguard your little one from germs at nine notorious locations known for their potential health risks. There is no way to avoid exposure to germs and bacteria, some […]

Top Gap Year Programs and Services for High School Graduates

Top Gap Year Programs and Services for High School Graduates

We consulted with educational professionals to determine the top gap year programs and services for High School Graduates, and to receive their advice on selecting the best option. Many people enroll in college in the fall after graduating from high school. Some have alternative goals, such as attending a vocational school or beginning work immediately. […]

Postpartum Rage: The Uncontrollable Anger of a Mother after Childbirth

Postpartum Rage

My hubby instructed me to “calm down,” but I was unaware at the time that my constant fury after giving birth was a frightening sign of postpartum depression, often referred to as postpartum rage. Recognizing this manifestation of a larger issue is crucial for addressing the problem effectively. Immediately after delivering my daughter by emergency […]

Babies Know When You’re Upset and Try to Appease You – Research Finds

Babies Know When You're Upset and Try to Appease You

According to research, babies not only know when you’re upset and try to appease you, but they also do not readily forget observing adults’ angry conduct, even if it is directed at someone else. This highlights the importance of managing our emotions around little ones. Two distinct studies conducted in 2016 may make you reconsider […]

The Pregnancy Weight’s Influence towards Your Baby’s Size

The Pregnancy Weight's Influence towards Your Baby's Size

What this means for your child’s long-term health is that scientists are getting closer to pinpointing the exact mechanism by which the pregnancy weight’s influence towards your baby’s size. As they uncover how a mother’s weight during pregnancy affects the size of the newborn, parents can better understand the potential impact on their child. You […]

How Long Does It Take for Labor to Start Once You Lose Your Mucus Plug

How Long Does It Take for Labor to Start Once Mucus Plug Is Lost

The loss of your mucus plug is an indicator that labor may be near, leading many to wonder how long does it take for labor to start once the mucus plug is lost. Learn the causes, consequences, and recommended next steps here to better understand this important stage of pregnancy. Pregnant women create a thick […]

A Parent’s Guide to the Ferber Method of Sleep Training

A Parent's Guide to the Ferber Method of Sleep Training

Are you desperately craving sleep? A parent’s guide to the Ferber method of sleep training can be just what you need. Learn more about this approach, which teaches infants to self-soothe and fall asleep independently, providing relief for sleep-deprived parents. Dr. Richard Ferber, a pediatrician, invented the Ferber approach. In his 1985 best-selling book Solve […]

Can Preschools and Schools Implement Potty Training Policies?

Can Preschools and Schools Implement Potty Training Policies?

Navigating the world of preschools and daycares can be overwhelming, especially when wondering: can preschools and schools implement potty training policies? This guide aims to provide clarity for anxious parents of toddlers who are not potty trained, helping them better understand the varying policies and requirements that may apply. Given the stressful nature of potty […]

When Does the Use of Alcohol for Self-Care Become a Problem for Parents

When Does the Use of Alcohol for Self-Care Become a Problem?

The memes are truthful – red, white, and rosé wine consumption among young parents has increased more than ever, raising the question: when does the use of alcohol for self-care become a problem? More than 1,600 mothers were polled by parents to determine the clear implications of that for parenting children. See how your habits […]

What Can I Do If My Kid Behaves at Home but Misbehaves at School

My 5-year-old delights in misbehaving in school and shows little respect for the teacher’s authority, leaving me to wonder, what to do if my kid behaves at home but misbehaves at school? She is repeatedly sent to the dean’s office and placed in time-out, but she either doesn’t care or finds it amusing. She enjoys […]

How to Survive Your Baby’s Afternoon “Witching” Hour

How to Survive Your Baby's Afternoon "Witching" Hour

Is 4 p.m. the worst time of the day for your infant, leaving you wondering how to survive your baby’s afternoon “witching” hour? Determine why they are so fussy and what you may do to help them relax during this challenging period. Emma Stone was a calm infant for approximately 22 hours per day. “But […]

How to Manage to Breastfeed a Toddler and a Newborn Baby

How to Manage to Breastfeed a Toddler and a Newborn Baby

I never intended to breastfeed two babies simultaneously, but learning how to manage to breastfeed a toddler and a newborn baby became one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Embracing this unexpected challenge brought surprising rewards and personal growth. I never intended to engage in tandem breastfeeding, but I became pregnant with my […]

New Laws Supporting Pregnant and Nursing Employees

New Laws Supporting Pregnant and Nursing Employees

Historically, public policies and regulations in the United States have not supported pregnant women or women who have recently given birth. With the New Laws Supporting Pregnant and Nursing Employees, this changed on December 22, 2022, when the 117th Congress, the most racially and ethnically diverse Congressional body in history, comprised of slightly more than […]

How to Organize Your Child’s Upcoming “Sleep-Under” Party

How to Organize Your Child's Upcoming "Sleep-Under" Party

When your child wishes for an overnight experience but is not yet mature enough for it, learning how to organize your child’s upcoming “sleep-under” party can be the perfect solution. By arranging a fake sleepover, you can create a fun and memorable event that meets both your child’s desires and your own comfort level. Children […]

How Investing in Daycare Benefits You, Your Children, and the Economy

How Investing in Daycare Benefits You

Consistent childcare for the children of working parents, like investing in daycare, has economic, educational, and personal significance, despite being a significant financial burden for most households. Understanding how investing in daycare benefits you and your family can show that it’s not only a wonderful value for families, but for all of us as well. […]

Is Watching Television Beneficial or Harmful for Babies?

Is Watching Television Beneficial or Harmful for Babies?

Babies need frequent exposure to speech in order to develop their language skills, but does the source of the baby’s exposure to language matter? This raises the question: is watching television beneficial or harmful for babies, and how does it impact their language development? The way we bring up kids has been fundamentally altered by […]

What Cramps Indicate During Pregnancy and When to Contact a Doctor

What Cramps Indicate During Pregnancy

Although cramping during pregnancy can be scary, it is a frequent and typically harmless symptom. Learn what cramps indicate during pregnancy, and recognize the difference between typical behavior and abnormalities. Cramps might be scary during pregnancy, but they are a common symptom throughout all three trimesters. The vast majority of minor abdominal cramps are harmless; […]

What Parents Need to Know About Candy-Like THC Edibles

What Parents Need to Know About Candy-Like THC Edibles

Several cannabis edibles resemble snacks and candy that children are accustomed to consuming, which is why it’s essential to understand what parents need to know about candy-like THC Edibles. Here is what you should know if your child accidentally consumes or overdoses on THC candies. Several states have allowed medical and recreational marijuana use. And […]

Can the Formula Shortage Provide Access to Better Formula

Can the Formula Shortage Provide Access to Better Formula?

Under Operation Fly Formula, the FDA has authorized multinational formulations within the United States, prompting the question, Can the Formula Shortage Provide Access to Better Formula? According to experts, this could improve access in the future. Rebecca Lancaster relocated to Boston from England for three years while raising her two young children. Although she mostly […]

Lactation Cookies for Boosting Breastmilk Production

Lactation Cookies for Boosting Breastmilk Production

When it comes to the amount of breast milk that your body produces, how significant of an impact does nutrition truly have, especially when considering options like lactation cookies for boosting breastmilk production? Here is the lowdown, along with my experience with lactation bites after giving birth to my child: It’s always a shock and […]

Parents Are Employing Potty Training Experts

Parents Are Employing Potty Training Experts

A child psychologist describes a popular service, revealing that parents are employing potty training experts for consultations on toilet training. Here is what parents need to know about these toilet training coaches and their approach. Young children acquire new skills by interacting with their surroundings. Potty training is one of these non-innate skills that must […]

Should We Use Autistic or With Autism

Should We Use Autistic or With Autism

One mother struggles to choose which phrase best serves individuals on the autism spectrum, including her son. People frequently question whether to use “person with autism” or “autistic person” when referring to children or people on the spectrum. This is a frequent question I receive. Readers have asked me to adjust the way I use […]

The Effects of the Snowplow Parenting Trend on Children

The Effects of the Snowplow Parenting Trend

While snowplow parents may believe they are helping their children succeed, the effects of the snowplow parenting trend can actually hinder children from learning crucial coping skills. This parenting style may not be as beneficial as it seems. Like one that clears snow from the street, a snowplow parent does the same for their child. […]

What Teen Phone Addiction Looks Like and How Parents May Help

What Teen Phone Addiction Looks Like

I received my first cell phone in seventh grade, long before I understood what teen phone addiction looks like. A few years after the majority of my friends had cell phones, I immediately felt like I belonged to the conversation again. Before I received my own phone, I frequently stayed home from social parties and […]

Alarming TikTok Video of Baby Holding Her Breath

Alarming TikTok Video of Baby Holding Her Breath

Here is what pediatricians have to say about the Alarming TikTok Video of a baby holding her breath, discussing what causes this behavior and what should be done after it occurs. A TikTok video that has gone viral has everyone’s parents holding their breath. On the other hand, a healthcare provider has turned to the […]

9 Best Ways Black Parents Can Set an Example in Everyday Life

Best Ways Black Parents Can Set an Example

Many Black parents strive to set an example for their children by teaching them to obey established norms. The best ways black parents can set an example might be challenging to implement consistently, but here’s how to make everything fall into place. Children learn much more from imitating and observing others than from being instructed […]

Dietary Guidelines for Breastfeeding: The Best Nutrition for Nursing Moms

Dietary Guidelines for Breastfeeding

You are no longer pregnant, but as a nursing parent, you still desire foods that nourish you and your child. Following our Dietary Guidelines for Breastfeeding, you’ll discover a guide on the healthiest breastfeeding diet to support both you and your little one. The good news for nursing moms is that a perfect diet is […]

Why Parents Love Fiver Birthday Celebrations

Why Parents Love Fiver Birthday Celebrations

The reason why parents love fiver birthday celebrations is that this ingenious party idea makes throwing birthday parties for children significantly less stressful, ensuring a fun and enjoyable experience. Kids’ birthday party fads are continually growing, and recent examples include smash cakes and doughnut walls. This is because parents are always looking for fresh and […]

School-Related Questions

School-Related Questions

When it comes to choosing an educational institution for your child, there are numerous school-related questions that must be addressed to ensure you make the best decision. The fundamentals. Private school questions: Meaningful articles you might like: 5 Strategies For Inducing Labor At Home, What is More Painful Labor Contractions or Pushing, What to Expect […]

How Traveling Parents Get Breast Milk Delivery

How Traveling Parents Get Breast Milk Delivery

Kate Torgersen, a mother who struggled with the inconvenience of traveling with breast milk, founded Milk Stork, a company that specializes in providing breast milk delivery services for traveling parents. Learn more about her inspiring story and how Milk Stork is helping parents on-the-go. Kate Torgersen states that her path to parenthood was “bumpy.” “After […]

Leaking Amniotic Fluid – Signs, Causes, and Symptoms

Leaking Amniotic Fluid

During pregnancy, leaking amniotic fluid can be a sign of labor, but it may also indicate a problem. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of leaking amniotic fluid. When pregnant, it may appear that everything is leaking. Your bladder, breasts, and vaginal canal are all capable of fluid discharge. And while most leaks are […]

Here are Ten Ways to Get Involved

Ways to Get Involved

Could your child’s school attendance record use some improvement? There are many ways to get involved, both large and small, to make a positive impact. Ideas from PTO Today, Project Appleseed, and other regional sources are provided below to help guide your efforts in supporting your child’s education. Basics Even further. Beyond. Meaningful articles you […]

Helping Your Student Manage School Paper Overload

Helping Your Student Manage School Paper Overload

Parents receive stacks of paperwork from their child’s school throughout their education, often leading to a school paper overload and helping your student manage this abundance of graded homework, artwork, report cards, and other documents can prevent them from drowning in paperwork and create a more organized environment. We all have moments where we think, […]

What Foods Make Breastfed Babies Gassy

What Foods Make Breastfed Babies Gassy

If you’re wondering what foods make breastfed babies gassy, it’s essential to consider that if your breastfed infant is fussy or wriggly after feeding, they may be experiencing gas due to a component of your diet. Here are some meals that may cause gas in your child and affect their comfort during feeding. Breastfed infants […]

5 Facts About Pacifiers That Every Parent Must Know

Facts About Pacifiers That Every Parent Must Know

We are dispelling some myths and presenting the facts about pacifiers that every parent must know, offering essential information about their possible benefits and helping you make informed decisions for your child’s well-being. Babies can become fussy. Pacifiers can, in fact, calm them. These two facts are universally accepted, but the remainder of the “facts” […]

What to Expect from Fetal Movements During Pregnancy

What to Expect from Fetal Movements During Pregnancy

Fetal movements during pregnancy, such as kicks, jabs, and twists, are memorable sensations that indicate the unborn child is growing larger and stronger. Here’s what to expect from these essential developmental signs during pregnancy and labor, helping you better understand your baby’s progress. One of the most unforgettable experiences of pregnancy is the first time […]

Winning the Battle Against Whining

Winning the Battle Against Whining

Winning the battle against whining can be a challenge for many parents. James, at age 2, has mastered the art of whining to get his way. However, his mother possesses the twin aces of parenting: perceptiveness and persistence, showing that it is possible to overcome this common childhood behavior. At odd hours, like 5:30 in […]

The Middle Child Syndrome – What You Need To Know About It

The Middle Child Syndrome

The Middle Child Syndrome is a phenomenon where middle children often perceive that they are neglected, resulting in distinctive characteristics in their personalities. To address this issue, we have compiled some suggestions that can assist you in bringing out the best in your middle child and fostering a supportive family environment. Middle children, like all […]

What a Wheezing Cough in Infants Means

What a Wheezing Cough in Infants Means

When your child coughs, do they make a high-pitched whistling sound? It’s essential to understand what a wheezing cough in infants means. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for this potentially concerning respiratory symptom to ensure your child’s well-being. When your child is ill, hearing them coughing dryly and wheezing might be […]

What Can I Do If I Disagree With My Partner’s Parenting

What Can I Do If I Disagree With My Partner's Parenting

It can be challenging when one partner fundamentally disagrees with the other’s approach to parenting. If you’re wondering, “What can I do if I disagree with my partner’s parenting?” we have some valuable insights and suggestions on how to address the situation and reach a common understanding. I disagree with how my spouse raises his […]

Developmental Milestones for a Child Aged 12 to 17 Months

Developmental Milestones for a Child Aged 12 to 17 Months

Here is everything you need to know about the growth and progress of your child during this crucial period of their lives. Explore the essential developmental milestones for a child aged 12 to 17 months. Attaches Himself To Lovey Although not every young child will have or use a “lovey,” many may establish a strong […]

Top Pregnancy Concerns (and Why You Shouldn’t Worry)

Top Pregnancy Concerns

Medical professionals reveal the reality about top pregnancy concerns, addressing some of the most common worries expectant mothers have—and why these concerns aren’t quite as terrible as you might believe them to be. Why It’s Natural To Feel Anxious Throughout Pregnancy And How To Deal With It During pregnancy, it is normal for you to […]

8 Questions to Ponder to Know if You’re Ready to Have a Baby

Questions to Ponder to Know if You're Ready to Have a Baby

If you think being a parent is in your future, it’s essential to ponder some crucial questions to know if you’re ready to have a baby. We’ve compiled eight questions you should ask yourself before beginning your fertility treatments, ensuring you’re prepared for the journey ahead. After you and your partner (if you have one) […]

7 Best Breastfeeding Apps for First-Time Mothers

Best Breastfeeding Apps for First-Time Mothers

Best breastfeeding apps for first-time mothers are invaluable tools designed specifically to assist parents in keeping track of feedings and managing their nursing schedule. Here is a selection of seven dependable solutions that can be downloaded right now, providing the support new moms need during this critical period. A first-time parent may think that breastfeeding […]

Losing Weight due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum During Pregnancy

Losing Weight due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum During Pregnancy

Just like Kate Middleton and Amy Schumer, I suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum during my pregnancy, which led to losing weight due to the severe morning sickness. It produced some of my most traumatic experiences in life. Three-score pounds This is the total amount of weight I lost during both of my pregnancies. I lost 41 […]

5 Postpartum Pilates Movements You Can Perform at Home

Postpartum Pilates Movements You Can Perform at Home

Get your body back in shape after childbirth with this efficient ballet Pilates routine featuring Postpartum Pilates Movements You Can Perform at Home. Postpartum is a time of profound physical and emotional transformation. Adding exercise to your regular regimen (when you feel ready!) will help you regain energy, flexibility, and strength and help you feel […]

6 Things to Avoid Telling Children of Diverse Races and Ethnicities

Things to Avoid Telling Children of Diverse Races

There are certain things to avoid telling children of diverse races as these remarks may be well-intended, yet they can be insulting and hurtful to young minds. Here is what you can say in its place. It is beneficial to give children compliments that build their self-esteem. Not acceptable are compliments that disparage a child’s […]

The Most and Least Common Birthdays

The Most and Least Common Birthdays

Interestingly, the most and least common birthdays align with actual birth data, revealing that while the holidays are a popular time to conceive, they aren’t typically a time when many babies are born. Understanding your due date involves knowing much more than when you can anticipate your child’s birth. It will impact everything from the […]

The Leading Gluten-Free Food Delivery Services

The Leading Gluten-Free Food Delivery Services

Navigating the world of gluten-free meals can be daunting, especially when it comes to takeaway options. With the leading gluten-free food delivery services, you can avoid the guesswork and ensure you and your family members safely enjoy delicious dishes without triggering any allergic reactions. The beneficial news for parents? A growing number of businesses offer […]

What to Expect from Pregnancy After a Stillbirth and How to Cope

What to Expect from Pregnancy After a Stillbirth

Navigating the journey of what to expect from pregnancy after a stillbirth can be emotionally challenging. In this article, both medical professionals and parents who have experienced their own rainbow babies discuss how your perspective on pregnancy and childbirth might shift completely. Stillbirth is the term used to describe the unnatural passing of a fetus […]

Why an HIV Test May Come Back Falsely Positive During Pregnancy

Why HIV Tests May Come Back Falsely Positive During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, getting tested for HIV regularly has become the norm these days, which raises the stakes for getting a false positive result. Learn why HIV tests may come back falsely positive during pregnancy, with fascinating explanations provided by experts. The extensive testing and blood work required throughout pregnancy can be a very stressful part […]

The Importance of Correctly Using Proper Gender Pronouns

The Importance of Correctly Using Proper Gender Pronouns

Just like the rest of our identity, the pronouns we use are an integral component, and the importance of correctly using proper gender pronouns cannot be understated. It’s essential to pay attention when your child shares their pronouns with you. Banti Jaswal, who is now 19 years old, can recall what it was like to […]

Is it Worth it to Get a Lactation Massage if You’re a Breastfeeding Parent?

Is it Worth it to Get a Lactation Massage if You're Breastfeeding?

Various experts debate the benefits of a lactation massage, including whether or not it’s worth it to get a lactation massage if you’re breastfeeding, as it can potentially assist in the prevention of issues like mastitis or increase your milk supply. Before you had a child, if you did any research, read any books, or […]

A Guide to Fostering Children’s Emotional and Social Growth

Fostering Children's Emotional and Social Growth

Fostering children’s emotional and social growth is just as important as helping them develop physically strong habits like healthy eating, exercise, and adequate rest. By encouraging these habits from an early age, you can help your child develop resilience in the face of difficult emotions, social interactions, and novel circumstances. We refer to these abilities […]

6 Activities for Early Autism Intervention in Babies

Activities for Early Autism Intervention in Babies

According to experts, engaging in activities for early autism intervention in babies can help children with autism exhibit fewer symptoms. Regularly involving them in fun interactions with 9- to 12-month-old infants can make a significant difference. In addition to the usual general developmental tests that begin about 9 months of age, the American Academy of […]

7 Home Exercises That Can Possibly Initiate Labor

Home Exercises That Can Possibly Initiate Labor

While home exercises that can possibly initiate labor might not induce labor immediately, they can enhance a pregnant woman’s alignment and encourage the baby to assume a delivery position. In this article, experts discuss how to perform these exercises safely and efficiently. By the end of the third trimester, most expecting parents are eager to […]

13 Creative Ways for Children to Spend More Time Outdoors

Ways for Children to Spend More Time Outdoors

Discover various ways for children to spend more time outdoors with these enjoyable family activities. From arranging a road trip around “rockhounding” prospects to building an outside play area, these ideas are certain to pique your child’s interest in nature. Show a child a tree stump, and they will likely climb on it, examine it, […]

How to Make Baby Butternut Squash Puree

How to Make Baby Butternut Squash Puree

The flavorful and nutritious butternut squash is packed with the antioxidant vitamin A and the mineral potassium. Follow our simple step-by-step instructions to make baby butternut squash puree. It’s less difficult than you might think to make purees from scratch for baby foods like butternut squash and other vegetables. Additionally, butternut squash puree makes a […]

6 Simple Things You Can Do to Make Your Kid More Independent

Things You Can Do to Make Your Kid More Independent

Teaching our kids independence is crucial, and in this article, we’ll discuss things you can do to make your kid more independent. While it’s not always simple, these daily actions will help your child become more autonomous and self-reliant. We try to raise children who can think and act for themselves. However, it is not […]

What You Should Know if Your Kid Needs a Feeding Tube

What You Should Know if Your Kid Needs a Feeding Tube

First and foremost, as a parent of a tube-fed child, you shouldn’t be terrified; you’ve got this. In this article, we’ll discuss what you should know if your kid needs a feeding tube. Familiarize yourself with this extremely vital tool designed to keep your child healthy and growing. Has your child’s pediatrician proposed a feeding […]

A Guide to Educating Children About Honesty Based on Their Age

A Guide to Educating Children About Honesty

Navigating the challenges of parenting, our heartfelt guide to educating children about honesty aims to help you instill the importance of truthfulness in your preschooler or elementary-aged child, even though all children may lie at times. It is typical for children to lie. In fact, research indicates that children begin to lie as early as […]

What It Was Like Coping with Fetal Growth Restriction

Coping with Fetal Growth Restriction

Coping with fetal growth restriction can be worrisome for expecting parents. In this article, we’ll explore what FGR signifies and how it affects pregnancy, providing valuable information to help you understand and navigate this challenging situation. When I was 20 weeks pregnant, my unborn child was diagnosed with fetal growth restriction (FGR), also known as […]

19 Podcasts About Parenting That You Won’t Want to Miss

Podcasts About Parenting

Looking for podcasts for parents? We’ve got you covered! We have compiled a comprehensive list of the greatest parenting podcasts offering valuable tips and relatable perspectives that you can listen to whenever, wherever. Books have a vital part in our lives, but they are not always convenient to carry around. This is when podcasts become […]

Age-by-Age Breakdown of Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Age-by-Age Breakdown of Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Knowledge is power, and this age-by-age breakdown of your chances of getting pregnant will provide you with valuable insights into pregnancy possibilities by age, helping you to up your chances to conceive in your twenties, thirties, forties, and beyond. We can all relate if your period is the only time you think about your fertility. […]

8 Miscarriage-Related Things Not to Say and What to Say Instead

Miscarriage-Related Things Not to Say

Many individuals are unsure how to respond when a friend, relative, or coworker experiences a miscarriage. In this article, we’ll discuss miscarriage-related things not to say, along with recommendations from a psychologist and therapist on how to offer support. Almost one-fifth of women of childbearing age will experience a miscarriage at some point, making the […]

The Greatest Birthing Positions According to Professionals and Parents

The Greatest Birthing Positions

In this article, we’ll discuss the greatest birthing positions, moving beyond the traditional supine position. From standing to squatting on your hands and knees, experts and parents explain why these alternative positions for childbirth are worth exploring. Many of us are accustomed to seeing photographs of women giving birth in the usual “hospital” position: reclining […]

How to Support Your Sensitive Child to Cope with the Overwhelming World

How to Support Your Sensitive Child

Embracing the numerous advantages of being a highly sensitive individual, this article offers guidance on how to support your sensitive child by providing strategies that assist in managing their intense emotions and teaching essential coping skills. My three children were FaceTiming with their uncle Ivan one afternoon when my then 4-year-old started screaming. Between sobbing, […]

7 Terrifying Baby Symptoms That Are Completely Normal

Baby Symptoms That Are Completely Normal

In this article, we’ll cover baby symptoms that are completely normal, including several potentially terrifying symptoms such as irregular respiration and constipation. Here, a pediatrician at an emergency hospital explains when these symptoms are typical and when to call a doctor. Have you ever made a panicked call to your pediatrician only to learn that […]

How Babies’ Verbal Skills Develop Month by Month

How Babies' Verbal Skills Develop Month by Month

Your baby’s first experiences with language are auditory, as they take in the sounds of your voice and the environment around them. In this article, we’ll explore how babies’ verbal skills develop month by month and how infants begin to acquire language. You have many concerns and questions about your child’s speech development. How old […]

The Importance of Apologizing to Your Children and How to Do It

The Importance of Apologizing to Your Children

Recognizing the importance of apologizing to your children is a crucial aspect of healthy parenting. Children benefit greatly from hearing their parents apologize to them, and by learning how to apologize to one another, you can deepen your relationship and foster an environment of trust and understanding. Instead of being a nice break, the five […]

Pooping in Labor and the Truth about Birth Fluids

Pooping in Labor

Discover the truth about pooping in labor and the reality of birth fluids, as we provide essential information on bowel movements and other bodily fluids during labor. Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to navigate this natural process. If you’ve ever wondered if you can still urinate or poop during childbirth, the answer is […]

4 Children’s TV Programs That Provide Important Life Lessons

Children's TV Programs That Provide Important Life Lessons

Discover what an expert in early childhood psychology thinks about children’s TV programs that provide important life lessons. These programs combine entertainment with valuable educational content, promoting both cognitive and emotional development. Young children’s exposure to electronic media often elicits conflicted feelings in their parents. Common wisdom holds that too much time spent in front […]

20 Facts New Mothers Should Know About Their Postpartum Body

Facts New Mothers Should Know About Their Postpartum Body

Having a baby will have a profound effect on your body. To help you understand these changes, we’ve gathered some facts new mothers should know about their postpartum body, according to medical professionals and physiotherapists. Discover what to expect and how to take care of yourself after giving birth. Once you give birth, the physical […]

Discussing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention with Your Teens

Discussing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention with Your Teens

Discussing mental health and suicide prevention with your teens is essential to keeping them safe and supported. You should be aware of the warning signs associated with mental health issues and the stigma surrounding suicide. Staying connected and strong as a family requires knowing how to talk to your teen about mental health, get your […]

63 Exciting Questions to Encourage Your Child to Speak

Questions to Encourage Your Child to Speak

Youngsters ask many questions, but now it is our turn to ask them. Here are 63 engaging questions to encourage your child to speak and spark conversation, providing a unique opportunity to get to know your little ones better and strengthen your bond. Parents of young kids are usually very used to their youngsters asking […]

A Guide to Explaining St. Patrick’s Day to Children

A Guide to Explaining St. Patrick's Day to Children

Are you looking for a way to explain the significance of Saint Patrick’s Day to your child? This guide to explaining St. Patrick’s Day to your children can help you share the origins of this joyous celebration in an engaging and informative manner. Discover the history and traditions behind this festive day with your little […]

Doctor Visits for the First Time

Doctor Visits for the First Time

Whether you’re a first-time parent embarking on doctor visits for the first time or you’ve switched to a new doctor, taking your baby to her initial appointment can be nerve-racking. It’s essential to prepare yourself and your child for this important step in their healthcare journey. In this case, one word stands out: preparation. That […]

How to Transform Your Cellphone into a Baby Monitor

How to Transform Your Cellphone into a Baby Monitor

Discover how to transform your cellphone into a baby monitor using a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. This comprehensive guide will also review the three most useful apps currently available for this purpose. Do you need confidence that your kid is safe and sound while sleeping in the bassinet or crib? Look no […]

How to Handle Your “Terrible Twos”

How to Handle Your "Terrible Twos"

While the “terrible twos” might be challenging, we spoke with several professionals to learn how to handle your “terrible twos” and navigate this stage with patience, compassion, and grace. If you are a parent of a small child, you are concerned about your child entering the toddler years, namely the “terrible twos” phase. The term […]

Why Infants Don’t Have Freckles

Why Infants Don't Have Freckles

A scattering of freckles is the visual representation of the term “sun-kissed.” Have you ever wondered why infants don’t have freckles, even though the brown dots appear very charming on tiny kids? Explore the reasons behind this fascinating phenomenon. Continue reading to find out what causes these little dots, as well as when and why […]

8 Cool Things Geriatric Millennial Parents Do

Things Geriatric Millennial Parents Do

People born in the early 1980s were referred to as “geriatric millennials” in a piece published on Medium.com. Discover the things geriatric millennial parents do and find out how to determine if you are one of them. Learn why this is a positive trait to have in today’s parenting landscape. The term “millennial” does not […]

Different Positions of Babies in the Womb

Different Positions of Babies in the Womb

Ideally, your baby should be head-down and facing your back by the time you go into labor, but this seldom happens. In this article, we explore the different positions of babies in the womb, providing facts concerning various fetal positions and their implications. According to an OB-GYN in New York City, Laura Riley, M.D., your […]

How to Monitor Your Child’s Meals, Diapers, and Sleep

How to Monitor Your Child's Meals

Learn how to monitor your child’s meals and make a few straightforward charts to track your baby’s health. Nothing on this earth is nicer than a newborn infant. But because babies do not arrive with an instruction manual, it might be tempting for a parent to worry about the amount of food their child consumes—is […]

What to Do About a Breech Position of Your Baby

What to Do About a Breech Position of Your Baby

For expectant parents wondering what to do about a breech position of their baby, there are several options for turning a breech baby near the due date. During the last several weeks of pregnancy, most newborns are “vertex” presented, with their heads near the cervix. In contrast, 4% of infants assume a breech position, in […]

Bribing Children

Bribing Children

“If you stop crying and behave, I’ll buy you a piece of candy!” Most of us have witnessed the common scenario of “Bribing Children” when an embarrassed parent desperately tries to calm her child at the grocery store checkout. Many parents have used bribery to get their children to behave, perhaps out of desperation or […]

20 Questions to Ask to Connect with Your Teen

Questions to Ask to Connect with Your Teen

Maintain your teen’s interest and foster a deeper connection by incorporating these “Questions to Ask to Connect with Your Teen” into your conversations. Discuss the following topics, from the song they can’t stop listening to right now to what they would change about the country if they were president, and watch your bond grow stronger. […]

Assisting Your Child in Adjusting to a New Sibling

Assisting Your Child in Adjusting to a New Sibling

Regardless of your child’s personality, assisting your child in adjusting to a new sibling is essential when expanding the family. With these strategies, the entire family can adapt to the changes more easily and ensure a smooth transition. Your family’s life will undoubtedly change if you have a new baby. It’s normal for firstborns to […]

Special Care for Children with Special Needs

Special Care for Children with Special Needs

Embracing the journey of giving special care for children with special needs, you undoubtedly recognize the obstacles and adaptations your family encounters. While it’s no easy task to care for a child with special needs, you can find solace in the availability of resources and support networks. Children with special needs struggle with some form […]

What Parents Should Know About Teen Substance Abuse

What Parents Should Know About Teen Substance Abuse

Parenting a teenager is generally tricky, and dealing with one abusing alcohol or drugs can be particularly trying for the whole family. What parents should know about teen substance abuse is that it’s a reality many face, as many teenagers experiment with drugs and alcohol. The more you know about the factors that lead young […]

Implementing Screen Time Limits with Teens

Implementing Screen Time Limits with Teens

With a few taps of the screen, a teen can go from doing homework to checking social media to streaming a video, giving the impression that they are completely at home in the digital world. Implementing screen time limits with teens is crucial, as their reliance on electronic devices is growing. However, too much time […]

What Causes My Baby’s Conehead

What Causes My Baby's Conehead

If you’re wondering, “what causes your baby’s conehead?” don’t worry – it’s a common disorder that doesn’t threaten a newborn’s intellectual development or function. You probably already know newborns have soft places in their heads called fontanels, but did you realize that your infant’s skull plates are flexible? These bones move during birth to facilitate […]

The Risks of Sharing a Bed with Your Child

The Risks of Sharing a Bed with Your Child

QUESTION FROM THE READER: My friend practices “co-sleeping,” meaning she has her 6-month-old baby sleep in the bed with her and her husband rather than in the baby’s crib. As I learn about the risks of sharing a bed with your child, this bothers me greatly. Could she or her husband not roll over and […]

How to Deal with a Picky Eater

How to Deal with a Picky Eater

QUESTION FROM THE READER: As a parent, I struggle with how to deal with a picky eater who only wants carbs and very little protein. For example, she had a waffle, a small amount of yogurt yesterday, two bites of a turkey pita, some sliced apple, one chicken nugget, nearly an entire small French fry, […]

5 Bad Habits to Break in Children

Bad Habits to Break in Children

From the first time we’re told to “eat carrots; they’re good for you,” we are bombarded with health advice. There’s no doubt that focusing on the basics – a healthy diet, enough sleep, regular exercise, and good hand-washing habits – will go a long way toward keeping your child healthy. However, addressing bad habits to […]

Parenting Techniques for the Busy Mom

Parenting Techniques for the Busy Mom

As a stay-at-home mom to three kids, I’ve learned the importance of utilizing parenting techniques for the busy mom while keeping up with my career and my children’s academic pursuits. Since the arrival of our new baby, life has become extremely hectic, and my role as a mother has increased exponentially. The age gap between […]

Effective Positive Parenting Techniques for Teens

Effective Positive Parenting Techniques for Teens

Once upon a time, your child sought your approval and guidance, but now that they are a teenager, they are more likely to roll their eyes at you than smile at you. By employing effective positive parenting techniques for teens, you can navigate this transitional phase. How did things shift so rapidly, and how can […]

What You Should Do if You Co-Parent with a Narcissist

What You Should Do if You Co-Parent with a Narcissist

Do you suspect you may be co-parenting with a narcissist? If you’re wondering what you should do if you co-parent with a narcissist, specialists outline the telltale indicators of potentially stressful situations and how to navigate them best. Co-parenting consists of two separated or divorced parents caring for their children jointly. This parenting arrangement can […]

7 Risk-Free Treatments for Pregnancy Acne

Risk-Free Treatments for Pregnancy Acne

As you ride the hormonal roller coaster of pregnancy, your skin goes along for the journey. Discover risk-free treatments for pregnancy acne and how to address this issue healthily. For some fortunate individuals, pregnancy delivers a superior beauty therapy for the skin than anything available in a bottle. Yet, many women forgo the “pregnancy glow” […]

Knowing and Understanding Your Teens

Knowing and Understanding Your Teens

It’s not easy to be a teen, and even more challenging to be a teen’s parent. As we further explore knowing and understanding our teens, hearing a teen’s perspective can help parents better understand their teen’s challenges and fears. In this short article, teens discuss what it’s like to be a teen today and what […]

What to Do When Another Kid Hits Your Child

What to Do When Another Kid Hits Your Child

In the challenging moments of figuring out what to do when another kid hits your child, your reaction serves as a valuable lesson for your child in handling their own powerful emotions. Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., the Ask Your Mom advice columnist for Parents.com, emphasizes that the more you incorporate mindfulness in your parenting approach, the […]

When Do Infants Start Laughing?

When Do Infants Start Laughing?

As you wonder when do infants start laughing, here’s when to anticipate your baby’s first giggle and how to foster this significant developmental milestone. At about 4 to 5 months, your infant will start a beautiful laughing time. Throughout the first several weeks of life, infants exhibit immediate wants, most notably for milk, sleep, and […]

What Do Children Actually Learn in Kindergarten?

What Do Children Actually Learn in Kindergarten?

Your child will practice fundamental math, reading, writing, form, and time concepts in kindergarten. As you wonder, “What do children actually learn in kindergarten?” learn more about the kindergarten curriculum and how you may help your child achieve crucial learning milestones at home. It is your child’s first year of formal schooling! If you’re wondering […]

5 Quick Tips for Getting Picky Kids to Try New Foods

Tips for Getting Picky Kids to Try New Foods

It’s dinnertime, and you’ve served your child an unfamiliar dish. “It smells bad, it looks weird, and I don’t want it,” they say. Does this sound familiar? For some children, trying something new is akin to getting a shot at the doctor’s office: painful and completely unwelcome. With these tips for getting picky kids to […]

8 Strategies to Encourage Children to Cooperate

Strategies to Encourage Children to Cooperate

Parenting can often be a contest of wills, especially when it comes to encouraging children to cooperate. You need your child to complete a task, but they refuse to comply, leaving you searching for strategies to encourage children to cooperate. So, what’s next? As a pediatrician, I frequently request children’s participation in tasks they may […]

Discussing Vaping with Teens

Discussing Vaping with Teens

Teen vaping has been called an “epidemic” in some circles. Is it fair to call the use of electronic cigarettes (also known as vaping) an epidemic among young people? As we delve into discussing vaping with teens, we’ll explore what parents can do if this is the case. Keep in mind the following information about […]

How to Handle Sleep Regressions in Toddlers

How to Handle Sleep Regressions in Toddlers

Learn how to handle sleep regressions in toddlers, as childhood sleep difficulties are a normal aspect of growth. By utilizing effective strategies, you can make these challenging periods simpler for both you and your little one. Follow our guidance to navigate these sleep disruptions with ease. Even if you have a kid who sleeps through […]

How to Help Children Establish New Year’s Resolutions

How to Help Children Establish New Year's Resolutions

Learn how to help children establish New Year’s resolutions, as these annual goals aren’t just for adults! Explore various methods for assisting your children in setting attainable objectives for the coming year, fostering personal growth and a sense of achievement. New Year’s Day is traditionally the time to celebrate a fresh start, and children aged […]

How to Wean Your Infant from His or Her Pacifier

How to Wean Your Infant from His or Her Pacifier

Discover how to wean your infant from his or her pacifier, as it is often a child’s first love and letting go can be difficult. These tried-and-true strategies will guide you through the pacifier-weaning phase, making the transition smoother for both you and your little one. Your infant is wailing. Their mouth is gaping, their […]

Over-the-Counter Protection For Children

Over-the-Counter Protection For Children

Ensuring over-the-counter protection for children is crucial when purchasing medications. Heading to the nearest chain drug store may make it simple to obtain pills, ointments, and liquids that can relieve stuffy noses, aching limbs, and nagging coughs while saving you time at the doctor’s office. However, not all doses and types are suitable for smaller […]

Why Does Breast Milk Jaundice Occur and When Should You Worry

Why Does Breast Milk Jaundice Occur

Understanding why breast milk jaundice occur to moms can be essential for new parents. In most cases, jaundice in infants caused by breast milk is nothing to be concerned about; nevertheless, if your child does acquire this condition, the following information is important for you to know and will help you manage the situation effectively. […]

Teaching Kids about Race and Ethnicity

Teaching Kids about Race and Ethnicity

Embarking on the journey of teaching kids about race and ethnicity requires initiating meaningful anti-racism dialogues with your children. Begin by comprehending the difference between race and ethnicity, using this overview to assist you in facilitating these vital discussions. As a mother, it has long been a focus of mine to teach my daughter that […]

How to Properly Store Breast Milk

How to Properly Store Breast Milk

Discover how to properly store breast milk, ensuring it remains safely and securely preserved for future feedings. Follow our guidelines to maintain the quality and freshness of this essential nourishment for your baby. There’s a reason why breastmilk is sometimes referred to as “liquid gold”: it’s loaded with the nutrients and antibodies that infants require. […]

Budget-Friendly Baby Registry Tips for Parents

Budget-Friendly Baby Registry Tips

Looking for budget-friendly baby registry tips? It is common knowledge that establishing a nursery can be an expensive venture. Thankfully, experts recommend some of the best budget-friendly items for parents-to-be who are constructing a frugal registry, ensuring you have everything you need without breaking the bank. Unquestionably, the costs associated with a newborn are extremely […]

How to Manage Aggressive Behavior in Toddlers and Preschoolers

How to Manage Aggressive Behavior in Toddlers

Discover how to manage aggressive behavior in toddlers, particularly if your little angel is becoming a bully. Use these expert techniques to stop your toddler or preschooler from hitting, biting, and engaging in other aggressive actions, fostering a more peaceful environment at home and in social settings. Preschoolers and toddlers are small individuals with tremendous […]

Sperm Freezing – Everything You Should Know About It

Sperm Freezing - Everything You Should Know About It

Sperm freezing – everything you should know about it is covered in this comprehensive guide. Delve into the entire process of sperm banking and freezing, as described by professionals in the field. If you want to establish a family someday, whether or not you have fertility concerns, you may be considering sperm freezing. According to […]

The Best Way to Prepare Baby Blueberry Puree

The Best Way to Prepare Baby Blueberry Puree

Discover the best way to prepare baby blueberry puree, a delectable fruit preparation that also happens to be an extremely healthy superfood. Learn how to puree fresh or frozen blueberries by following our easy step-by-step instructions below, perfect for introducing your little one to this nutritious treat. Your infant can enjoy a beautiful, delectable, and […]

How to Train Kids to Swim

How to Train Kids to Swim

Learn how to train kids to swim and ensure they’re prepared for the beach or pool. View our age-specific guide to swimming classes and water safety for children, designed to build their confidence and skills in the water. Enrolling your child in swimming classes is an excellent method to improve their water confidence, competence, and […]

How Can I Help My Teen Establish a Healthy Sleep Schedule

How Can I Help My Teen Establish a Healthy Sleep Schedule

Summertime can disrupt your adolescent’s sleep schedule. Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., the ‘Ask Your Mom’ columnist for Parents, discusses how you can help your teen establish a healthy sleep schedule, why this is important, and why it can be a problem during the summer months. When summer approaches, my adolescent’s sleep schedule devolves into complete mayhem. […]

The Best Ways to Help Your Teething Baby at Night

The Best Ways to Help Your Teething Baby at Night

It’s hard to separate teething from lack of sleep like oil and water. Discover the best ways to help your teething baby at night with the following ideas that may help you soothe your little one back to sleep. The discomfort associated with teething, which can manifest in various ways in a baby’s mouth, including […]

What is the Price of Cord Blood Banking

What is the Price of Cord Blood Banking

Discover the costs associated with private cord blood banking and how it compares to the free public option. Learn about the price of cord blood banking, insurance, and other related factors to make an informed decision. The umbilical cord and the placenta contain blood known as cord blood. Because it contains a high number of […]

How to Make Baby Banana Puree

How to Make Baby Banana Puree

Banana puree, rich in potassium, not only gives other fruit purees a creamier texture but also provides the yogurt with a sweeter flavor. Learn how to make baby banana puree by following these simple step-by-step instructions, ensuring your infant gets the best possible first food. Bananas, much like avocados, have a silky, mushy consistency that […]

How to Talk to Your Child About Body Image

How to Talk to Your Child About Body Image

One of the trickiest conversations you may have with your child is about the f-word—fat. Learn how to have productive conversations about weight. Amanda Martinez Beck and her family of four children, ages 2 to 7, were having supper at home in Longview, Texas when the topic was brought up. When Brennan, her 5-year-old son, […]

What to Expect Throughout the Three Labor Stages

What to Expect Throughout the Three Labor Stages

Here is a guide on what to expect throughout the three labor stages, from the initial contractions through the delivery of the placenta, ensuring you’re prepared for each phase. Every pregnancy reaches a point where all that is left to do is wait. The books have been read, the nursery has been decorated, and the […]

Should Pregnant Women Use Essential Oils?

Should Pregnant Women Use Essential Oils?

Find out if the essential oils you love are safe for you and your unborn baby, and whether pregnant women should use essential oils during this delicate period. Despite their broad acceptance, essential oils are not necessarily risk-free for use during pregnancy. The use of essential oils as natural and holistic remedies for various conditions […]

Managing Cramps and Swelling from Pregnancy Leg Pain

Managing Cramps and Swelling from Pregnancy Leg Pain

Coping with the distress of managing cramps and swelling from pregnancy leg pain, countless women endure agonizing leg cramps, swollen feet, and swollen ankles during this precious time. This heartfelt article uncovers the underlying causes of these all-too-common symptoms and compassionately provides guidance on how to avert them from manifesting in the first place. Even […]

Top Fertility Centers to Help You Start a Family

Top Fertility Centers to Help You Start a Family

We evaluated and compared the top fertility centers to help you start a family, and Hatch emerged as the winner among these top reproductive clinics. When attempting to conceive, you want to do all necessary to enhance your chances of success, but sometimes, conceiving or growing a family doesn’t follow the path you anticipated. According […]

What Parents Should Know About CBD Oil and Autism

What Parents Should Know About CBD Oil and Autism

As more parents search for answers, understanding what parents should know about CBD oil and autism becomes essential. With CBD oil gaining traction as a therapy option for various health concerns, including autism, the question remains: Is CBD oil a safe and compassionate treatment for autism when given to children? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is […]

The Implications of Book Banning on Latino Communities

The Implications of Book Banning on Latino Communities

Meg Medina, a Latina author and mother, discusses the implications of book banning on Latino communities, highlighting the removal of books from stores in underrepresented areas, as only 6% of children’s books include Latino children. As a children’s book author, a mother, and a former public school teacher, I’ve spent most of my adult life […]

Are Water Wings Safe for Young Children and Infants?

Are Water Wings Safe for Young Children

Are water wings safe for young children? While they can help your child stay afloat, it’s important to remember that they cannot fully prevent the risk of drowning. Swimming offers a delightful activity for the entire family, including the littlest members like babies and toddlers. Familiarizing them with water early on can simplify the process […]

Should Children be Rewarded for Excellent Grades

Should Children be Rewarded for Excellent Grades?

When my children were younger, I would take them to the toy store to celebrate when they received their report cards. Their grades were irrelevant, and they always received an E for effort. Now that they are older and academics are more important, the question arises: Should children be rewarded for excellent grades with money […]

7 Facts Parents Need to Know About Non-Dairy Milks

Facts Parents Need to Know About Non-Dairy Milks

Soy and almond milk alternatives are popular choices, but it’s essential for parents to learn the facts they need to know about non-dairy milks. The majority of these alternatives are not nutritionally equivalent to cow’s milk, and they should only be administered to children after their first birthday. Nondairy milks like rice milk, soy milk, […]

What Can I Do About My Child’s Germophobia

What Can I Do About My Child's Germophobia

During the global pandemic, fear and anxiety led to germophobia in many children. By asking “What Can I Do About My Child’s Germophobia,” parents can find scientifically-backed coping practices to support their children at home. Since the pandemic, my 9-year-old has been preoccupied with germs. He washes his hands frequently and asks me if random […]

8 Best Apps for Monitoring Your Children

Best Apps for Monitoring Your Children

Discover the best apps for monitoring your children, and gain some peace of mind regarding your family. These applications can keep track of your child’s phone usage, location, and other activities, ensuring their safety and well-being. There is at least one significant benefit of all the connectivity in the modern world of technology: it is […]

How to Help Children Cope with Disappointment

How to Help Children Cope with Disappointment

Children, in particular, can have a particularly difficult time adjusting to changes in the agenda when they are anticipating something. Learning how to help children cope with disappointment can be beneficial, especially if you show them how to pick themselves up after a setback. Existence is laden with letdowns, from a park excursion thwarted by […]

Paying a Babysitter – How Much Is Reasonable?

Paying a Babysitter - How Much Is Reasonable?

When it comes to paying a babysitter, figuring out how much is reasonable can be a challenge for parents in need of a break. To help you decide on the appropriate amount, consider the following list of questions that will guide you in determining the right compensation for your babysitter. Hiring a babysitter can be […]

5 Simple Methods for Cleaning Baby’s Tub Toys

Simple Methods for Cleaning Baby's Tub Toys

Bath toys pose a potential health risk to children if they are not thoroughly cleaned after each use. Discover “5 Simple Methods for Cleaning Baby’s Tub Toys,” as well as some suggestions for toys that are less likely to become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold in the first place. A study conducted in […]

How to Foster Your Child’s Imagination and Creativity

How to Foster Your Child's Imagination and Creativity

Discover how to foster your child’s imagination and creativity as you learn about creative pursuits that make youngsters happier. This guide will help you encourage your children to think, act, write, and solve problems creatively. Our second kid, who was extraordinarily clever, affable, and a voracious reader, like string sculpting. So for his eighth birthday, […]

7 Steps for Adopting a Child

Steps for Adopting a Child

Not all adoptions are swift, but understanding the 7 steps for adopting a child can make the process less daunting for most domestic and international adopting couples. The procedure is often not as scary, expensive, or time-consuming as they anticipate. Susan Caughman of Adoptive Families magazine asserts, “There are numerous myths about adoption that may […]

What Does Molar Pregnancy Mean

What Does Molar Pregnancy Mean

What does molar pregnancy mean? Molar pregnancies originate from improper fertilization and, if left untreated, can cause major health problems. Below is information regarding this uncommon pregnancy problem. The majority of pregnancies are healthy and develop normally. Yet, approximately one in one thousand pregnancies are complicated by a disorder known as a hydatidiform mole. Molar […]

Why Parents Need the Cluttercore Trend Right Now

Why Parents Need the Cluttercore Trend Right Now

Consider getting rid of everything in your home. However, the current aesthetic of cluttercore suggests that parents should instead embrace disorder, and here’s why parents need the cluttercore trend right now. In Roxy Strickland’s living room, the decor is tiered, with home furnishings that appeal to adults on top and children’s items below. Adult visitors […]

The Positive Effects of Learning a Second Language as a Kid

The Positive Effects of Learning a Second Language as a Kid

Raising children to speak multiple languages can have psychological and academic benefits, as the positive effects of learning a second language as a kid are numerous. Here is how to assist your children in acquiring another language. The ability to speak and comprehend multiple languages can open up a world of opportunity. As a multilingual […]

The Importance of Right to Build Families Act

The Importance of Right to Build Families Act

The reversal of Roe v. Wade jeopardized access to assisted reproductive technologies like IVF. Senator Tammy Duckworth explains to Parents how and why the Right to Create Families Act is personal to her and many others. When the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling, millions of […]

Facts about Fertility, HPV, and Cervical Cancer

Facts about Fertility

HPV is a sexually transmitted illness that, if left untreated, can lead to cervical cancer. Discover facts about fertility, HPV, and cervical cancer by reading on and understanding the connections between these health issues. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a sexually transmittable virus that exists in over 100 distinct forms. Approximately 40 of these variants […]

5 Pointers to Help Parents Adjust to a New Community

Pointers to Help Parents Adjust to a New Community

In the first few weeks after relocating, most families concentrate on helping their children settle in and adapt to their new school in the new community. As the kids hopefully become comfortable in their new surroundings, it’s time for you to do the same. Adjusting to a new community can be equally worrisome for parents, […]

How to Help Kids Learn Social and Emotional Skills at Home

How to Help Kids Learn Social and Emotional Skills

Social-emotional learning (SEL) teaches vital life skills such as how to help kids learn social and emotional skills. Discover ways to incorporate it into your child’s everyday life. It is true that knowledge is power, yet academic excellence is only one component of a good education. In addition to developing healthy identities, managing emotions, setting […]

7 Common Home Items to Avoid If You Want to Conceive

Common Home Items to Avoid If You Want to Conceive

When trying to conceive (TTC), it is essential to limit your exposure to toxins that have a negative impact on your fertility. Common home items to avoid if you want to conceive include those with potential dangers linked to these commonplace products. 1. Home Paint TTC patients should avoid exposure to oil-based paints, paint thinner, […]

What Every Parent Should Know About Storing Their Breast Milk

What Every Parent Should Know About Storing Their Breast Milk

Learn the best practices for thawing and reusing frozen breast milk, as well as what every parent should know about storing their breast milk properly for future use. Optimally, you should be able to generate a surplus of breast milk for your infant’s needs. As a physician, I often encounter breastfeeding new parents who express […]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Children for Daylight Saving Time

Ways to Prepare Your Children for Daylight Saving Time

Switching from daylight saving time to standard time throws off everyone’s routine. To help you and your child establish a routine that will lead to restful evenings and mornings, here are some ways to prepare your children for daylight saving time. Hardly one enjoys the transition to daylight saving time. The sensation of grogginess and […]

How to Explain the Three Branches of Government to Kids

How to Explain the Three Branches of Government to Kids

A parent and professional political strategist breaks down how to explain the three branches of government to kids (and, well, adults) by answering their most often asked questions, from how checks and balances function to which branch develops our laws. Get ready to demystify the workings of the government for your little ones. The operation […]

Can Baby Aspirin Improve Pregnancy Health?

Can Baby Aspirin Improve Pregnancy Health

Can baby aspirin improve pregnancy health? According to a number of studies, this medical cabinet mainstay may help avoid miscarriage and preeclampsia, potentially providing an extra layer of protection for expectant mothers. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has suggested the use of low-dose baby aspirin (81 mg/day) to assist in preventing problems […]

8 Maternity “Rules” You Can Totally Break

Maternity Rules You Can Totally Break

When it comes to pregnancy guidance, it seems that everyone has an opinion, including a list of maternity rules you can totally break. But what is the reality? In this article, we distinguish between reality and fantasy, helping you understand which “rules” may be flexible. It is normal for pregnant women to be swamped with […]

Top 6 Budgetary Tools for Parents

Budgetary Tools for Parents

Keeping up with a monthly budget when juggling all the other responsibilities that come with parenting can be difficult. Thankfully, there are various budgetary tools for parents that can make this task easier. In this article, we provide a list of the most helpful applications available for completing this task: Creating a budget and remaining […]

Child Development at Three Months Old

Child Development at Three Months Old

As your baby enters the third month of her life, she will continue to develop her strength and become more aware of her body’s capabilities. Discover the various child development milestones at three months old and learn what to expect in this exciting stage. According to Donna Eshelman, a movement specialist and the founder of […]

How to Put an End to Bullying and Cyberbullying

How to Put an End to Bullying and Cyberbullying

As unfortunate as it is, bullying and cyberbullying are more common than you may think. Understanding how to put an end to bullying is crucial, as about 20% of students in the 12-18 age range reported experiencing bullying in school in 2017. Numerous adults and students would benefit from hearing concrete strategies for combating bullying. […]

Establishing a Family Timeline for Newborns

Establishing a Family Timeline for Newborns

The arrival of a new baby might make you feel like you’re constantly on the go but never actually accomplishing anything. Establishing a family timeline for newborns is essential as all of this is very normal. You and your newborn’s care must be your top priority; everything else can wait. It’s normal not to be […]

How to Prepare Baby Sweet Potato Puree

How to Prepare Baby Sweet Potato Puree

Wondering how to prepare baby sweet potato puree? A healthful addition to a baby’s diet is sweet potatoes, which are rich in beta-carotene. Follow our simple, step-by-step directions to create this nutritious dish with ease. Sweet potatoes are a typical baby food favorite due to their nutritional value. They are sweeter than white potatoes but […]

4 Reasons Toddlers Refuse to Poop in the Potty

Reasons Toddlers Refuse to Poop in the Potty

Is your child having trouble with bowel movements while learning to use the potty? To understand the reasons toddlers refuse to poop in the potty, we talked to professionals and found out why some children struggle with this task. Additionally, we gathered advice on overcoming this common challenge. While your child may have mastered urinating […]

A Week-by-Week Timetable for C-Section Recovery

Experiencing a Cesarean section and looking for a week-by-week timetable for C-section recovery? Our C-section recovery guide can help you prepare for potential side effects, scar care, and more during your healing journey. Around one-third of all babies born in the United States today are delivered via cesarean section. Yet, a C-section delivery and the […]

Online Counselling for Teens: What Parents Need to Know

Online Counselling for Teens

Teen Counseling, an online counseling for teens service, caters to adolescents by allowing them to contact therapists through their preferred method, whether it’s video, live chat, texting, or phone conversations. Parentsnkids.org considers it a viable solution for parents and adolescents seeking alternatives to traditional talk therapy. We also appreciate that parents and teens have separate […]

4 Important Emotions That You Should Discuss with Children

Important Emotions That You Should Discuss with Children

Your child’s changing behaviors can be linked to 4 important emotions that you should discuss with children. This guide will help break them down for your kid in terms they can easily understand and navigate. Caretakers, whether consciously or not, begin mirroring their charges’ emotional expressions at the age of one. Do you recall frowning […]

Baby Winter Clothes to Fight the Cold

Baby Winter Clothes to Fight the Cold

These suggestions for baby winter clothes to fight the cold help keep your child warm, safe, and comfortable throughout the chilly season, ensuring they’re protected and cozy. Whether you’re playing outside, traveling in the car, or remaining indoors, these suggestions for baby girl and boy winter clothing will help you select the ideal ensemble. Attire […]

How to Prepare Baby Spinach Puree

How to Prepare Baby Spinach Puree

Wondering how to prepare baby spinach puree? Calcium-rich spinach purée is beneficial for older infants, and our straightforward step-by-step directions will help you create this nutritious dish with ease. Spinach, which is rich in antioxidants, is a good vegetable for infants six months and older. Due to the presence of nitrates, however, some pediatricians recommend […]

Are Air Purifiers Really Effective?

Are Air Purifiers Really Effective

An air purifier may be one of many tools to help your family survive allergy season, but are air purifiers really effective? It is not a panacea, according to pediatricians and immunologists. Indeed, warmer temperatures bring out the finest in nature; everything is green, in flower, and vibrant. But, for children with seasonal allergies and […]

7 Ways To Interpret Your Infant’s Body Language

Ways To Interpret Your Infant's Body Language

Your little one might not be able to speak yet, but don’t undervalue the significance of their nonverbal signals. Uncover effective ways to interpret your infant’s body language and explore new ways to communicate with your child. As an avid reader of celebrity magazines, I feel equipped to remark on the gestures of Hollywood’s finest. […]

9 Ways To Spend Time With Your Children

Ways To Spend Time With Your Children

Do you want to discover ways to spend time with your children while also strengthening your bond with them and supporting their personal and social growth? You may accomplish all this and more by spending time with them. One thing is true for both working and stay-at-home parents: life is hectic. These days, parents often […]

4 Factors That Can Reduce Your Milk Supply

Factors That Can Reduce Your Milk Supply

Want to maintain your milk supply? It’s important to be aware of the factors that can reduce your milk supply. Avoid the following foods, drugs, and herbs, as they may all limit your breast milk production and ultimately affect the quantity and quality of the nourishment you provide to your little one. If you’re worrying […]

What Exactly Is A 3D Ultrasound?

What Exactly Is A 3D Ultrasound?

Curious if you should undergo a 3D ultrasound during your pregnancy and wondering, “What exactly is a 3D ultrasound?” Discover how this ultrasound technique during pregnancy compares to others and whether it’s the right choice for you. Previously, ultrasounds yielded hazy and hard-to-interpret pictures. Unquestionably, 3D ultrasounds offer a significantly clearer and more defined glimpse […]

When Can Babies Start To Hold Their Own Bottle

When Can Babies Start To Hold Their Own Bottle

In this article, we’ll discuss one of the most frequently asked questions by parents: when can babies start to hold their own bottle? It’s an important milestone that depends on various factors, including age and development. Feeding your infant fosters attachment, but it takes a great deal of time. Some parents hope for the day […]

4 Stages of Walking Development

Stages of Walking Development

As your child grows, they will go through different stages of walking development. If your infant is not yet crawling, cruising, or walking, there’s no need to worry. What do you mean that Fletcher is not yet crawling? I was waiting to put my son on the swings at Mommy & Me when another mother […]

4 Different Types of Perineal Tears

Different Types of Perineal Tears

Discover the healing process for the different types of perineal tears that women may experience during vaginal birth. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and possible complications that come with each type of tear. Given that a baby’s head at term is roughly the size of a melon, it is not surprising that many women experience […]

10 Ways To Minimize Your Risk of Miscarriage

Ways To Minimize Your Risk of Miscarriage

Experiencing a miscarriage is a heartbreaking event for any parent, but there are steps you can take to minimize your risk of one occurring. Learn about the ways to protect your pregnancy and give your baby the best chance for a healthy future. According to the March of Dimes, 10 to 15 percent of confirmed […]

9 Birth Defects That Can Happen To Babies

Birth Defects That Can Happen To Babies

In this informative article, gain insight into the prevalent birth defects that can happen to babies, and obtain valuable information regarding their causes, symptoms, and treatments. Equip yourself with the knowledge needed to ensure the optimal health and well-being of your precious little one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3%, or […]

Language Development Milestones For 1 To 4 Year Olds

Language Development Milestones

As your child grows, their language skills will also develop. It’s important to be aware of language development milestones to ensure that your child is on the right track. Learn about these milestones and how to help your toddler and preschooler achieve them. In the first few years of life, your child’s linguistic skills will […]

How To Explain White Privilege To Kids

How To Explain White Privilege To Kids

It’s heartbreaking to see the continued racial inequality and injustices in our society. Educating our children about white privilege and how it affects others is a crucial step in creating a more equitable and compassionate future. Parents can start by learning how to explain white privilege to kids in an age-appropriate and sensitive manner. When […]

Causes of Nosebleeds and Congestion During Pregnancy

Causes of Nosebleeds and Congestion During Pregnancy

It’s scary and overwhelming when your body goes through unexpected changes during pregnancy. Don’t be alarmed if you experience nosebleeds and congestion – these are common symptoms caused by various factors. Learn more about the causes of nosebleeds and congestion during pregnancy to ease your worries. There are a lot of strange signs of pregnancy. […]

How To Treat Sunburn on a Baby

How To Treat Sunburn on a Baby

Albeit parents take their infant’s sun protection seriously, sometimes, the unpredictable and scorching sun can leave their little one with sunburn. It’s essential to have an understanding of how to soothe and prevent further irritation when dealing with how to treat sunburn on a baby. We’ve all heard about how important it is for kids […]

How To Determine Your Ovulation Date

How To Determine Your Ovulation Date

If you’re planning to start a family or expand your existing one, it’s essential to know how to determine your ovulation date. This will enable you to pinpoint the ideal time to engage in sexual activity for conception purposes. During ovulation, when the ovaries release a mature egg that travels through the fallopian tubes, a […]

What You Should Know Before Starting In Vitro Fertilization

What You Should Know Before Starting In Vitro Fertilization

If natural conception fails, couples may consider in vitro fertilization as a viable option. It’s crucial to understand what you should know before starting in vitro fertilization, which is why consulting with a doctor should be a priority. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a decision that can bring equal parts joy and anxiety. One positive […]

Strategies For Coping With Baby Separation Anxiety

Strategies For Coping With Baby Separation Anxiety

It can be challenging to leave your little one behind when you have to go. That’s why it’s important to know effective strategies for coping with baby separation anxiety, so you can feel confident in your baby’s ability to thrive even when you’re not there. Having a baby that cries and screams every time you […]

10 Common Sleeping Errors That Parents Make

Common Sleeping Errors That Parents Make

As a parent, nothing is more important than ensuring your child gets the rest they need. However, common sleeping errors that parents usually make can impede your little one’s ability to sleep soundly through the night or take much-needed naps. Discover these mistakes and how to avoid them for a well-rested family. There is no […]

3 Must-Know Facts About Baby Cereal

Must-Know Facts About Baby Cereal

The arrival of a newborn brings immense joy, but it can also bring worries for new parents, especially when it comes to their little one’s nutrition. Here are some must-know facts about baby cereal that can help ease your concerns. When your pediatrician gives you the green light to begin solids to your baby, often […]

What is More Painful Labor Contractions or Pushing

What is More Painful Labor Contractions or Pushing

Many expectant mothers often wonder about the pain associated with childbirth. If you’re preparing for childbirth, it’s important to know the difference between labor contractions and pushing. Understanding which of the two is more painful can help you better manage the pain during labor. So, what is more painful: labor contractions or pushing? Pregnancy can […]

What To Do If You Caught Your Teen Masturbating

What To Do If You Caught Your Teen Masturbating

As parents, it’s normal to feel caught off guard and unsure of how to react if we ever catch our teen masturbating, but understanding what to do in this situation is important for maintaining a healthy and open relationship with our children. Raising children with healthy sexual attitudes and practices is essential to achieving the […]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Authoritative Parenting

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Authoritative Parenting

As a parent, the struggle to find the right balance between being too strict or too lenient can be overwhelming. However, understanding the advantages and disadvantages of authoritative parenting can help you raise well-rounded children who feel valued and exhibit positive behavior. Authoritative parents are those who strike the ideal balance between disciplinary and permissive […]

What The Different Types of Contractions Mean

What The Different Types of Contractions Mean

As the due date approaches, expectant mothers are often apprehensive about the onset of contractions. Understanding what the different types of contractions mean can help ease anxiety and make the labor and delivery process smoother. Your mind is usually preoccupied with the conclusion of your pregnancy: labor, delivery, and that precious baby. And what is […]

5 Reasons Why Babies Have Bloody Poo – And What To Do

Reasons Why Babies Have Bloody Poo

Concerned about your baby’s poo? Discover the reasons why babies have bloody poo and when you should seek medical attention. Learn how to recognize the signs and keep your little one healthy. Despite how strange it may sound, you may learn a great deal about your child’s development by examining their diaper. Dr. Nanci Pittman, […]

8 Summer Birthday Party Ideas For Your Children

Summer Birthday Party Ideas For Your Children

Summer birthdays for children can be both exciting and challenging for parents looking to plan a memorable event. Luckily, our collection of unique and cost-effective summer birthday party ideas will inspire you to host an unforgettable celebration for your little one. To put it simply, having a birthday in the summer is the best. You […]

Down Syndrome Symptoms In Infants and Children

Down Syndrome Symptoms In Infants

Discover the warning signs and health risks associated with Down syndrome in infants. Stay informed and aware of the symptoms to ensure your child’s health and well-being. Check out our guide on Down Syndrome Symptoms in Infants. Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal disorder in the United States, affecting around one in every 700 […]