Welcome to Sickness Season, where every child is contagious and every surface has a germ on it. It’s true that your child’s immunity will be under more-constant bombardment (so will yours), but don’t feel doomed to a winter filled with illness. Here are six ways to boost your child’s immunity during the particularly tricky flu and cold season.
Let’s be honest — raising siblings who are friends is a major goal for any parent. You’ve probably daydreamed about future family get-togethers where your adult children have become lifelong friends. You’ve already put so much time and effort into making sure they get along as friends, so why wouldn’t you want that to translate into happy, long-term friendships?
Children are scared of things. That isn’t a surprise. But what are normal things for kids to be anxious about? When should parents think about talking to a doctor about their kids fears, and when can they rest assured that what their child is going through is developmentally appropriate?
What does raising independent children look like? And how can parents guide their children in ways that promote independence? Here are a few things to consider as you go about raising independent children.
Life can swirl around preschoolers like a windstorm. Between playdates, preschool, and daycare, they may feel like the adults in their life don’t really see them. If you want to make your kid feel special, loved, and appreciated, try and incorporate these five special moments into their everyday lives.
Expressing your love for your kids isn’t as straightforward as it seems. Each person is different, and we all give and receive love in different ways. The next time you try to bond with your kiddos, try and “speak” their love language. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Did your grandma always give you a dollar before you left her house? Were Friday nights always movie night? Whatever you did, it obviously had an effect. The ritual made you feel a part of your family and endeared you to them. As a parent, make sure to give your children the same experience by creating rituals with them.
Have you ever said something that you instantly wished you could take back? Parents often say things to their children that have much bigger ramifications than they realize. Here are four damaging things that parents say to their children without realizing it.
First day of preschool! Woohoo! Right? Not for some. For kids and parents alike, the first day of preschool can be the highest of highs or the lowest of lows. Being nervous about making new friends, being in new locations, and being away from parents can make it hard for kids.
We’re talking about their financial credit. Why? Because the stats aren’t pretty — 1 in 50 U.S. children were victims of ID fraud from 2020 to 2021, and 1 in 45 had personal information that was exposed in a data breach. To avoid being a part of that statistic, here are the highpoints on child identity theft that you need to know about.