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Toddler Sleep Solutions to Common Problems

Are you struggling with getting your child to sleep? Get the solutions to toddler bedtime issues.<p>For some toddlers, sleeping doesn't come easy. Things like crying out for mom, fear of the dark, and the need for one more sip of water can interfere with a good night's rest. Here are a few strategies …

How to Respond to Your Child's Angry Outbursts

Several weeks ago, I had to pick up my elementary school-aged daughter early from school for her annual flu shot. I made the appointment as late in the day as I could to accommodate my work schedule and to minimize the time she would miss from class. As most parents can attest, there was a lot of …

Parenting

5 Quick Parenting Tips to Save Your Sanity

Parenting is difficult.<p>Every day we face new parenting challenges. Our children test and push boundaries, and as parents, we have to maintain our cool in the face of frustration. Ultimately, the parenting decisions we make in these anxious situations are not nearly as important as the process of …

Parenting

4 Steps to Deal With a Tantrum

When a baby cries, their tears express real life needs. I am hungry/tired/need to be changed/cold/hot/really sick of you. Their wails are less about emotional breakdowns and more about actually crying out for help. Once your infant becomes a toddler, they will no longer cry solely because of their …

Parenting

How to Bring New Calm to Your Bedtime Routine

<b>I have a new favorite bedtime practice with my children. It works as well for me as it does for them and I couldn't be more surprised just how much difference it has made.</b><p>It's all thanks to the gorgeous Christine Carter (if you don't know her work yet, please have a look because she knows how to …

Help Your Toddler Develop New Skills

Your child is ready to eat, play, and even start getting dressed on his own -- if you let him try. Rather than babying him, letting him tackle the following activities will build his confidence. We'll show you when and how to get started.<p>At my daughter's 2-year checkup, the doctor asked about her …

The Ultimate Bedtime Routine for Young Children

There is an abundance of research on the importance of sleep for a child's mental and physical health. Many of these studies point to a consistent bedtime routine as a critical step.<p><b>Why is a Bedtime Routine Important?</b><p>According to the Mayo Clinic, relaxing activities like a bath, reading books and …

A friendly reminder: A Free, Interactive Online Course on…

A friendly reminder: A Free, Interactive Online Course on Managing Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis in Schools<p>Educators across the U.S. now have access to a free, comprehensive online tutorial that teaches them how to identify, manage, and prevent potentially life-threatening allergic reactions to food. Available at www.AllergyReady.com, How to C.A.R.E.™ for Students with Food Allergies: What Educators Should Know is the first online course about food allergies and anaphylaxis designed …