Jessica Eaton

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'Star Wars' Fans Start A Tradition That Will Help Bullied Kids Gain Confidence

Forget “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” A real-life Stormtrooper suit is currently making the rounds amongst girls who need it -- and the results would make any Jedi proud.<p>It started in 2010 when then 7-year-old Katie Goldman was teased for how much she liked “Star Wars.” Other kids told …

AAP Recommends Reading Aloud to Kids Every Day, Starting at Birth

The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages doctors to tell parents to read aloud to their children every day, beginning right after they're born.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics' official stand on early literacy advocates reading aloud to children every day, beginning from birth. The policy, …

Secrets of an Organized Family

One couple shares their surprising strategies for whipping even the most chaotic household into shape.<p>What if we told you that investing just one hour per week could lead to a better marriage and a happier home? Or that treating your household more like a workplace could be the first step toward …

Inspired by the Wonderful World of Eric Carle Books

Celebrating the wonderful world of Eric Carle, beloved author and illustrator by highlighting some amazing art work inspired by his books. Best known …

Parenting Books That Have Stood the Test of Time

Whether you're trying to navigate your first pregnancy, dealing with the terrible twos or arguing with an adolescent, these classic parenting books are the tried and true guides to turn to.<p>I've looked to more books than I can count for advice on topics such as pregnancy, sleep solutions, and …

Parents Perspective

A new book of amazing stories will convince you to never give up hope.<p>My daughter is almost too big for that--which is why I hold her as tightly as I can right now.<p>Being on a budget doesn't mean you have to skip the romance this Valentine's Day.<p>Go behind the scenes with Savannah Gurthie at her …

For World Breastfeeding Week, Three Crucial Tips

<i>World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1 - 7.</i><p>During a press breakfast for Evenflo, I was reminded of how critical breastfeeding education is to new moms. Shari Criso, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, emphasized that many new moms don't succeed in breastfeeding because they don't …

Apple, Apples and Business

Traveling with Little Ones: It Gets Better

I remember the first time we took a real summer vacation as a family of four. Our daughters were 1 and 2½ years old, and we were going to spend a week on Cape Cod with my in-laws, their grandparents.<p>In preparation for the trip, I started to make a list of everything we needed to bring. I quickly …

Device Could Prevent Kids from Taking too Much Liquid Medication

A flow restrictor on liquid medication bottles may prevent the accidental ingestion of the medications by young children who figure out how to outsmart the "child-proof" caps on the bottles. More from ScienceDaily.com:<p>Standard child-resistant packaging is designed to prevent or delay young children …

First birthday gift ideas? Reader Q&A

Books are my #1 favorite gift for kids of any age, though I think they look especially adorable stacked up in P’Kolino’s Book Buggee. Now toddlers …

Why is my son so good when others watch him, but bad when he is with me?

Q: When I am away everyone tells me how good my son was when he was with them. The second I arrive he is like a completely different child, and drives me crazy! Why is he so good with others, but is so bad with me?<p>A: Hah! I wish I had a nickel for every parent who asked me this question. You're not …

The Happiest Parents on the Block Part 2: 5 Strategies to Win without the Wallow

As a follow up to my last post, here are five strategies to reduce negative moods that may accompany circumstances in the parenting season. These strategies are intended to help parents feel fulfilled and taken care of when the demands are high and the resources are low. Being a parent is a very …

Interview Questions for Day Care

When meeting with day care directors or caregivers, don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable. It's a good idea to have a written list with you so that you don't forget a key query.<p>Child Care: How to Find Quality Child Care<p>At a Day Care Center<p>Do caregivers …

Diaper-Duty Essentials: What's Normal?

A slightly TMI (but totally need-to-know) guide to your baby's by-products.<p>A Healthy Obsession<p>You may not love changing diapers, but you're hardly alone if you obsess about what's inside them. Doctors say that pee, poop, and gas rank among new parents' top concerns because they're some of the few …

Best Children's Stories From Asia - Short Story Collections

01<p>of 05<p>Best Children's Tales From Asia - Top Short Story Collections<p>Here are some excellent collections of short stories - folk tales, fairy tales …

Formula Can Support Breastfeeding, Study Finds

Although exclusive breastfeeding is recommended when medically possible, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that supplementing breast milk with formula will not compromise breastfeeding, and that in some cases formula may even help mothers to have successful breastfeeding …

Breastfeeding And ADHD: Could Nursing Be Protective?

Nutrients and antibodies for babies, and decreased risks of diabetes and certain cancers for moms -- many studies have confirmed the health benefits of breastfeeding.<p>A provocative new investigation suggests that lowering a child's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or …