Alyssa Jorg

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39 Reasons Why My Son Won't Eat Dinner

Maybe some of you have a picky eater in the house. My daughter will try most things. My 4-year-old son has a new reason every day for why he won't eat. To borrow a line from the movie <i>A Christmas Story</i>, my son works in reasons why he won't eat "the way other artists might work in oils or clay." Here …

9 Lessons I Learned From Super Moms

If you've clicked on this post you are one of three people: 1) someone who wants to know how to be a Super Mom, 2) a hater who wants to criticize me for putting pressure on mother's to be Super Moms, or 3) or my own Super Mom (thanks, Mom!).<p>If you are one or two, I have news for you! Chances are …

Why a Mommy-Only Getaway May Be Just What You Need

<i>By Dr. Robyn Silverman for KnowMore.tv</i><p>It takes a lot for moms to take a little time off. I mean, motherhood is a 24/7 job, right? And we love it. Well, most of the time. But even moms need a day or two to unwind.<p>Say "vacation" to a devoted mom, though, and most of us will think first of our …

Parenting

8 Lessons I Want to Teach My Daughter

These are eight lessons I want to teach my daughter. I have learned these through many mistakes, periods of introspection and learning in my life.<p>My hope for her is to live authentically, passionately and gracefully.<p><b>1. If someone hurts you, don't take it personally</b><p>Chances are, they have been hurt …

The Phrase I Used to Hate

When I was a new mom in 2003, I had the luxury of being able to stay home full-time with my son when he arrived. Before he came, I envisioned long afternoons of cuddling and bonding, making gourmet meals for my husband and catching up on all of the books on my nightstand that had gone ignored while …

4 Lessons From My Daughter

Last week, my daughter turned 4 years old. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. It feels like it was only yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital, all 8 lbs. and 6 oz. of her. I still remember the newness of those early days. The Olympics had just finished, and the 2008 …

ADHD Classified Into 3 Types Based On Kids' Personalities, Researchers Say

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 07/09/2014 05:49 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>There are three distinct types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that match up with children's personalities, some researchers suggest.<p>What's more, looking at these ADHD types is better than the …

F*ck Milestones

Recently we went out for a friend's birthday. She happened to be holding my daughter, Penelope, when the cake came out, and this happened:<p>We didn't see this coming. It was not encouraged. She simply saw the cake, face-planted, and loved it so much she started eating it like corn on the cob. The kid …

LG KizON Wristband Uses GPS To Help Parents Track Kids

By: Tom's Guide / Michael Andronico<p>Published: 07/09/2014 09:20 AM EDT on Toms Guides<p>Now that the LG G Watch is out, LG is targeting your tyke for its next wearable. The LG KizON is a wristband that uses GPS and Wi-Fi data to help parents keep track of their children via their smartphones. The …

Solutions for Common Sleep Problems

If your kid has trouble going to bed and staying there, we've got sleep solutions.<p>We heard rapid little footsteps on the ceiling above us. It was midnight and once again, our 6-year-old daughter was still awake. Somehow our previously rock-solid sleeper had become a weepy, sleep-deprived grouch. We …

Wish List for Our Children: Be Kind, Be Strong, and Love Who You Are

<i>Co-authored by Dr. Pratima Gupta who works with Kaiser Permanente on increasing access to family planning and education of residents and medical students. She holds faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco and is the volunteer medical director for the St. James …

When to Worry: Coughs & Colds

It's difficult to watch your baby suffer through coughing or a cold. Discover some remedies for your tot so he can breate easier.<p>-You know your baby will get his first cold at some point, but that doesn't make it any easier. You probably already know that colds and cough medications aren't …

How To Win at Parenting

At the movie theater last weekend, my three young children were each bargaining for their own jumbo <i>we-won't-make-it-through-the-movie-with-all-this-sugar</i> box of candy. No chance, I said, we're just getting one. As they continued to negotiate with me, I flashed back to an economics class I took in …

Baby No. 2 Is Harder on Mom Than Dad

Many studies examine the effect of children on parents’ happiness over a lifetime, and some look at the impact of one child, two children or more …

Mexican Baby Names

Whatever happened to G-Rated Movies for Kids?

In the past decade, Summer G-rated movies geared towards kids ages 10 and under have become alarmingly scarce. Consider this year's offerings, namely, "Maleficent" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2", both highly entertaining stories, yet each movie has a PG rating based on assorted criteria such as …

What It Means To Do Things Like A Girl

The feminine care company, Always, is trying to change how we think about the phrase "like a girl." They recently came out with a new campaign to support their cause. Since it debuted on June 26, the #LikeAGirl video message has been viewed about 32 million times on YouTube.<p>In the video, people …

Parents Spend $1,360 Per Year For...

Surveys show that raising a child to age 18 will likely cost parents around $250,000. But in addition to child care, food, health care and other essentials, it looks like $1,360 a year is paid in cash to children under 10, either in the form of weekly allowance, cash gifts, or out-and-out bribes …

How A Mom's Education Affects Her Kids' Health

New research says children of mothers who went to college tend to be better educated, healthier and wealthier than children of mothers who did not finish high school.<p>The study, out this month from the Foundation for Child Development, analyzes the difference in life outcomes for the 12 percent of …

Make a Summer Fun List: Crafts, Activities, and Ideas

Great tips for planning the perfect summer, complete with inspiring ideas for the whole family.<p>How can your gang make the most of the glorious months stretching ahead of you? Create a summer fun list, of course! That way, everyone gets a say in which activities are most important to do over the …

The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat—and Eat Healthy

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth Pantley<p><b>SAY GOOD-BYE TO the daily frustration of picky eating with these effective child-tested, parent-approved No-Cry solutions—including healthy, family-friendly recipes</b><p>"Without expecting parents to earn their registered dietitian degree by the end of the book, [Pantley] ably …

The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals.<p>Most schools across the nation have marked the end of another academic year, and it’s time for summer. Time for kids to bolt for the schoolhouse doors for …

10 Powerful Life Lessons from Tinkerlab

You know that feeling you get when you’re driving down the road and you hear a song on the radio you know is playing just for you?<p>That’s the feeling …

5 Tips for Fostering Independence at the Farmer's Market with Kids

Heading to the farmer’s market with kids has, in the past, has been either AWESOME fun or a disaster. Over the years, we’ve perfected this weekly …

8 Science-Backed Reasons Why Dads Deserve More Credit

Yes, dads are more involved in their childrens' lives than ever. But that doesn't mean they're not still the butt of almost every parenting joke.<p>Just think about the 2012 Huggies ad claiming that the brand's diapers were the ultimate "Dad Test" -- a joke that landed flat, as a backlash prompted the …

Should You Let Her Quit?

How to know when it's okay to let your child drop an activity -- and when it's best to make her stick it out.<p>My friend Jenny used to force her daughter to go to camp. Her daughter begged and cried to stay home, but was sent anyway. I thought this was wrong. She also forced her daughter to take …

Dad Locks Himself In Hot Car To Send Life-Or-Death Message

After seeing one alarming headline after another declaring that an infant or toddler had died after being left alone in a hot car, one North Carolina dad decided something needed to be done.<p>So, on a sweltering day in Raleigh, when temperatures soared to about 90 degrees, Terry Williams got into his …