Learning to Read

Simple Steps to Teach Kids How to Read Although reading itself is a complex process, involving a number of different literacy skills, the steps taken in order to introduce those skills are relatively simple. In order to teach kids how to read, and how to enjoy the reading that they do, here are some simple […]

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Teaching Children Good Manners

Modeling behaviors is the best way to teach your child good manners Every parent dreams of the polite little child who says “please” and “thank you.” After all, your child’s behavior reflects on you. Manners come easily to some children while others struggle.   Understanding the basis of good manners will help you teach your child […]

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Protecting children from bug bites

Itchy red bites might seem like an inevitable part of summer, but we’ve got expert tips on avoiding insects, buying new products to repel mosquitoes and soothing bug bites. Don’t let mosquitoes, ticks and black flies eat into your family’s outdoor summer fun. Here’s the buzz on how to prevent and treat bug bites. Evade insects The first […]

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Worried About Your Picky Eater? Some Tips to Help you Cope

“My kid only eats three things!” Many parents say. A while back an article in the New York Times spoke of a company that now can analyze your DNA and find out such specific information as to why in fact, you might have never wanted to drink milk when you were a kid. (Lactose intolerance tells your body to […]

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How to Teach Kids to Swim

Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 to 19, according to the American Association of Pediatrics. Teaching your child to swim can help her know what to do if she accidentally falls into a pool or other body of water, and can help her develop a lifelong […]

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New Research Shows That Babies Think Logically

Beloved pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, who died recently at the age of 99, established his reputation by arguing that babies are not “lumps of clay,” as was the prevailing view when he entered the medical field in the 1940s, but rather complex expressive beings whose behavior is “purposeful and meaningful.” In the decades since Brazelton first […]

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What Too Much Screen does to children

Screen time is an inescapable reality of modern childhood, with kids of every age spending hours upon hours in front of iPads, smartphones and televisions. That’s not always a bad thing: Educational apps and TV shows are great ways for children to sharpen their developing brains and hone their communication skills—not to mention the break these […]

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Best places for family getaway

Once children are at school, family holidays and uninterrupted time together become more important than ever. What you want is child-friendly accommodation and easy access to fun – whether this is organised activities or simply splashing about at the beach. 1. Child’s play in Sardinia With a 11,960 sq yd Village Fantasia play area among […]

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Children’s Food Intolerance

In recent years, pediatrician William Sears, MD, has seen a lot more cases of asthma and eczema in his San Clemente, Calif., office. Dairy and wheat are still the biggest culprits, but experts believe new factors may be contributing to the rise in food sensitivities, including synthetic additives such as partially hydrogenated oils and artificial […]

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8 Tips for Moms of New Kindergarteners

Here are 8 tips for moms of new kindergarteners: 1. Socialize Before School Begins  Get together with friends who will be starting kindergarten at the same time as your child before the school year begins. By giving your child plenty of opportunities to socialize and interact in groups of children, he will be better prepared […]

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