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Shopping for Cloth Diapers: Where to Go

Has the New Year inspired you to make changes for the better in your household? Maybe you've decided to watch your weight or increase your exercise regimen. Better yet, if you wish to take steps toward reducing your carbon footprint you can start easily by transitioning from disposable baby dia...More...

Communication Mistakes Parents Often Make - And Easy Ways To Correct Them

As parents, we love our children and want to do the best for them.At times, however, the pressures of living every day create stress and distractions for all of us.We can easily fall into communication habits that are not effective, especially when we need to discipline our children or talk with the...More...

The Effects of Smoking on Adolescent Health

Smoking is an addictive habit that can be detrimental to adolescent health. According to the CDC, each day in the United States approximately 3,450 teens between the ages of 12 and 17 smoke their first cigarette, and around 850 youth become daily smokers. In fact, 80 percent of adults started smokin...More...

Why Adopt?

Until perhaps recently, most believers, in my experience, have only considered adoption and orphan care in a couple circumstances. One, they were praying for the Smiths because 'they can't ha...More...

Manual Breast Pump Instructions

Breast pumps offer mothers the convenience of allowing others to feed their young babies during the night, while away at work, traveling or while taking medication. A manual pump is the most cost effective option on the market. Most can be purchased for under $40 and, while a bit more work than thei...More...

Parenting Through the Adolescent Minefield

Every parent wishes there was a handbook for raising a happy, healthy child. When children enter adolescence, the stakes become higher as they begin exerting their independence and building their life separate from their parents. Adolescents are bombarded with images of wild, partying teens in the m...More...

Financial Help for Single Mothers: An Overview

There are many single mothers who fall prey to tough circumstances and in view of the immense family responsibilities, tend to settle down for a low-paying job. Such mothers are not able to chase their educational dreams, which could have otherwise provided them with a lucrative career. To help the ...More...

Jogging Strollers: Allow Babies To Join Runs

A new baby should not stop you from running so instead of forgetting your workout, get jogging strollers with outstanding qualities. One of the challenging things a new parent has to face is the sudden change of his physical routine. Most new parents automatically end their outdoor workout when thei...More...

How to Make a Toddler Eat Vegetables

You will find that every country or community with a high life expectancy rate has developed healthy food habits that include a large variety of vegetables and fruits eaten during meals on a daily basis. While containing little fat or protein, vegetables are a valuable source of nutrients that are g...More...

Hello Motherhood! Bye Bye Style!

Once upon a time having a baby meant kissing goodbye to anything remotely stylish. As soon as that cute little bump began to show out came the floral tents, or, if you were a bit more daring, dungarees (dungarees!). And it really didn't get any better once the baby arrived - style wasn't r...More...

The Best Toys for a 3-Year-Old

At 3 years old, children are developing curiosity, language use and social skills. As a parent or guardian, you should buy toys that will help your 3-year-old learn to master these basic skills and personality traits. Most 3-year-olds are curious about everything they touch, see, feel, hear and smel...More...

Family Life Cycle-Credits

AuthorNancy BatemanEditorKathleen M. Ariss, MSAssociate EditorMichele CronenPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerTom Bailey, MD - Family MedicineLast UpdatedApril 22, 2005 ......More...

At What Age Do You Potty Train Kids & How?

There is no particular age at which to potty train a child. Generally, potty training can begin as early as 1 1/2 or could start as late as 3 1/2 years. Some children show an interest earlier than others. Potty training should occur whenever the child indicates that she is ready to take the next ste...More...

Play Therapy - What Is It?

This article, written by a child therapist, discusses play therapy, a technique used to work with kids struggling with emotions, difficult situations, and problems with friends. Play therapy is effective for many children including those with special needs, including autistic spectrum disorders, Asp...More...

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Zzzz's?

According to a National Sleep Foundation survey, 90% of American parents think their children are getting enough sleep, but they're wrong. 60% of surveyed high schoolers admitted to feeling "extreme daytime tiredness," and 25% said they actually fall asleep in class at least once a we...More...