Category: Parenting

How Prenatal Anxiety Can Be Detrimental to Your Baby

Preparing to bring a little one into the world is stressful. The physical strain on the mother from the pregnancy, the anticipated financial burdens, the emotional struggle of knowing how much your life is going to change – all of these things will likely weigh on you at some point during pregnancy. Having some apprehension

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Infants Show Empathy as Early as 6 Months Old

As parents, teaching our children to be kind, compassionate human beings is one of our most important jobs. We remind them over and over again that hitting is wrong and scold them when they name-call. We show them what empathy is by setting an example ourselves, kissing booboos and holding them close when they are

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15 Fascinating Facts About Breastfeeding in Honor of World Breastfeeding Week

Yesterday was the first day of World Breastfeeding Week! Breastfeeding is such a special experience, and though every mama has to choose what they feel is best for her and her baby, there are definitely some amazing benefits. Here are 15 facts about breastfeeding to celebrate the fascinating and amazing things mothers’ bodies can do

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Are You Protecting Your Children’s Privacy Online? 3 Internet Privacy Concerns Parents Should Know About

We live in an age where everyone, even young children, have an online presence. With the popularity of sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, our children have been shared and liked from the day they were born (or even earlier!). The data we disclose about ourselves and our children on the internet can be used

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These Are the Times When Being a Mom Feels So Hard

My kids haven’t been sleeping great. I can’t seem to get my toddler on a consistent sleep schedule, and my nine-month old daughter, who normally sleeps pretty good in her crib, must be going through a sleep regression or growth spurt because she screams bloody murder any time I lay her down anywhere but on me.

5 Tips for Dealing With a “Difficult” Toddler

Most parents would probably agree that no toddler is easy. After all, this is the age group notorious for big messes, big energy, and big emotions (hello, tantrums!). While this may be true, personalities can vary greatly even at this young age. If you’ve noticed your little one is more rebellious or emotional than others, here are some tips for reigning them in.

3 “Battles” You Absolutely Should Pick with Your Kids (and 3 You Can Skip)

As soon as your child is self-aware enough to understand he has choices, the fights usually begin. One day he refuses to wear pants, another he asks for Pop-Tarts repeatedly until you think your ears will start to bleed. Hence, the commonly dispensed mom advice, “pick your battles”. Choosing to put your foot down sometimes,

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