As a parent, all you’re trying to do is raise your children to be functional human beings. But basic human nature very rarely cooperates. You probably have a “What About My Child Makes Me Anxious” list that you’re constantly … well, worrying about. If one of items on that list is “My Child Is Bossy,” Little Sunshine’s is here to alleviate some fears and give you some tips on how to raise your naturally assertive child in the healthiest way possible.
For parents, part of what makes childhood so special is innocence. Sadly, kids will eventually experience difficult things like poverty, crime, and death in their own lives and witness things like war and hunger on the news. They’ll look to mom or dad to help them make sense of what they’re witnessing, and that can be a terrifying realization for parents.
Humans are messy. We do not enter this world seeking to organize and tidy up. If you’ve been a parent longer than five seconds, you know this firsthand. And if you’re the parent of a toddler or preschooler, you’ve probably experienced how hard it is to convince them to pick up their toys and do their chores.
The last thing mom and dad need to worry about is whether or not the simple, everyday objects around the house pose a hazard to their kiddos. Here are a few resources you can use that will help you know the best ways to keep your kids safe and which recently recalled consumer products may affect your life.
The words “average screen time by age” or “kids screen time” litter the search histories of parents all around the world. All that being said, let’s get real about what screen time means for you as a parent.
The statement “you should read to your child” isn’t one many people would contradict. There are lots of obvious reasons that reading to children is a good idea. (We’ve already talked about the magical benefits of reading.) The incredible thing about reading, though, is it can have effects on kids that seem truly magical.
If you’ve ever had the privilege of watching what happens when you introduce kids to books, you may wonder if something magical is happening. Amazing things occur in the brain of a child when they are introduced to books and storytelling at a young age. And when we say young, we mean young. As in “read them a book 10 minutes after they are born” young.