Jade Holden

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Clever DIYs Made From Items You Didn’t Even Know You Could Recycle

With a little imagination and some clever thinking, anything can be recycled or re-purposed. Use a cup as a pencil holder or a door as a tabletop. …

Best Apps for Preschoolers

There's an overwhelming number of paid apps for kids to choose from, but which ones are worth shelling out for? Here are some fun and educational apps for 3- to 4-year-olds that'll give you the best bang for your buck -- and you won't feel guilty about letting your kid use them.<p>Toddlers will love …

The Top 7 Reasons Parents Tell Me They Don't Want to Vaccinate

Just last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that between January 1 and May 23 of this year, there were 288 cases of measles reported in the US. That's more than the total number of cases in any year since 2000, when measles was eliminated in the U.S..<p>We have got to …

Tips for Sun and Beach Safety for Babies and Toddlers

My guess is that most first-time parents would love to keep their babies in a nice, safe bubble. A nice, safe, dirt-free, germ-free, bug-free, and anything-else-they-can't-control-free bubble. Just me?<p>Shaking loose my innate helicopter parent tendencies was necessary if we were to continue doing …

Why Kids Whine... And What to Do About It

There are two camps with different opinions about why kids whine.<p><b>Camp One</b>: It is a learned behavior designed to manipulate adults into doing something and should be ignored or corrected. (Subtext: If you don't respond this way your child will become entitled, annoying and manipulative, i.e., an …

3 Unforgettable Lessons From Dad

Fatherly love and influence, social scientists say, can be as important to healthy child development as motherly love and influence. As I reflect on my own childhood, I know this is true.<p>My father was a strong, quiet man, and his lessons were more "caught" than "taught." So when I think about his …

What to Do When a Child Won't Listen

One of the most common requests I get from parents is, "I've tried everything and my child still won't listen. What can I do?" There are several factors involved in a child's willingness to cooperate. A child not doing what she is told is less about "not listening" and more about how able she feels …