Parenting advice is always, always, always changing and it can be very frustrating to say the least. Do this. Don’t do that. Maybe try this. I can’t believe you did that. It applies from everything from how to feed your baby to how you bathe your baby to how you dress your baby and more. Today we’re tackling the age old question of feeding your baby before bed – does it help them sleep better or does digestion keep them awake? The latest recommendations we found say a full tummy doesn’t always mean better sleep. Read on to see if you think the shift in advice makes sense!
Did you know 1 in 68 kids in the U.S. have autism spectrum disorders and that there was a thirty percent increase in the number of children diagnosed in just two years? Parenting a child with autism can be extremely challenging and we have the sincerest respect and empathy for all of you doing it every day. One of the most common behaviors parents have to deal with is meltdowns – sometimes several a day. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we thought we’d share 10 techniques for calming kids with autism.
So you want to make the perfect nursery for your baby AND you want it to be as eco-friendly and non-toxic as possible (good for you!). But maybe you think, “Oh no, this is going to be nearly impossible and cost a fortune!” We’re here to happily tell you that’s not true at all! There are tons of ways that you can make this room a safe environment without breaking the bank. Use these 10 tips for an eco-friendly nursery as a simple blueprint for creating a space that’s better for baby and the planet – and then incorporate them into rest of the house, too!
We believe one of the most important things you can teach your child is empathy and generosity (okay, that’s two – but they’re intrinsically tied together). And it’s never too soon to start. April 17-19 is Global Youth Service Day and the perfect opportunity to sit with your child, look at what other kids are doing, identify what your child would like to do, and start making plans. Learning to give back not only teaches your child to be empathic and generous, it’s also a very empowering action for a child. Understanding that they have the power to make change, feeling the sense of fulfillment – it usually makes them want to do more and more. Like Susan Sarandon said, “When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” Read more
When your little kid isn’t so little anymore you might be scratching your head trying to think of some new fun things to do together (that they’ll actually want to do with you!). We have good news for you! There’s no shortage of activities that’ll be a blast for both of you and create awesome memories you’ll both cherish forever. Here are 50 fun things to do with your tween!