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Parent Smarter, Not Harder

Parenting is the most important job we’ll ever have. But it’s also the most challenging. Just when you think you’ve got this whole tricky business down, your child turns a developmental corner…and it’s a brand new ballgame.

Often, it comes down to on-the-job learning, regardless of parenting styles. In the meantime, there’s plenty of positive parenting advice out there, and we’ve brought our favorite tips together here, under three broad topics:

Parenting Strategies – Life is busy. Sometimes, downright chaotic. Every parent can benefit from some strategies and shortcuts for keeping the mayhem in check. How do you get the family out the door on time? How do you get through an airplane flight with minimal tears? You’ll find helpful ideas here.

Helping Kids Learn and Grow – We all want our kids to be happy and healthy and to love learning. Here, you’ll find tips for maximizing the developmental aspects of play, kids’ favorite thing. And if you want to focus on a particular developmental area—whether physical skills like balance and coordination, or life skills like taking on responsibility and managing money—check out these parenting articles.

Resolving Childhood Challenges – The early years are marked by remarkable milestones, like crawling, walking, and learning to talk. But at some point, most of us also experience a few little hurdles, like bed wetting and thumb sucking. From how to soothe a teething baby to a less-stress approach to potty training, find straightforward solutions for common kid challenges here.

Read our Parenting Articles below:

Life Skills 101: Teaching Kids Money Management

It’s never too soon to begin teaching your child “dollars and sense.” According to experts, kids who learn how to handle their money early on…

Helping Kids Build Better Balance

When it comes to kids and physical activity, few skills are more important than balance control. Whether learning to crawl, walk, ride a bike, or…

Potty Training Myths And Facts

The Real Poop on Potty Training From potty training horror stories…to widely-quoted training “rules”…to claims that sound too good to be true, it’s enough to…

Potty Training Tips For Boys

Is It Really Harder to Potty Train Boys? According to conventional wisdom, it’s harder to potty train boys than girls. That being said, we’ve yet…

Helping Kids Learn to Dress Themselves

The Fine Art of Self Dressing Of all the life skills kids are asked to master early on, self dressing ranks up there in complexity.…

Your Teething Baby: Advice And Remedies

Is Your Baby Teething? At about six months of age, most babies begin teething. By no coincidence, at about the same time, many happy-go-lucky infants…

Winter Clothing: Head-To-Toe Dressing Tips

 Are Your Kids Prepared For The Cold? Few things are more delightful than playing in the snow, but few things are more daunting than bundling…

When To Start Potty Training Your Child

Dealing with Potty Training Pressure Of the many social burdens placed on parents, one of the greatest (and dumbest!) is the pressure to potty train…

Tips For Eating Out With Baby

Love dining out? Who doesn’t! Sharing a meal out with your baby or tot can be very enjoyable family time—and it’s a great way to…

Thumb-Sucking: When Is It Time To Stop?

Pros And Cons Of Thumb-Sucking For infants and toddlers, thumbsucking is a natural, beneficial form of self-soothing. Sucking is, after all, one of a newborn’s…

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