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Babies & Toddlers
Here we combine all of our general baby and children articles for every family. We get down and dirty in diaper land, have some fun with family activities, break up sibling fights and more!

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12 Reasons to Say “No” to Circumcision
Circumcision is a very controversial and emotionally charged topic. Even doctors have their personal feelings about the procedure — and unfortunately, they do not all agree. A doctor advising circumcision of a healthy infant for any reason is going against the recommendations of every medical association in the world.

Some Children More Vulnerable to Bullying
Researchers looked at three different types of aggression in the classroom: teasing, threats and physical aggression. Whereas many socially competent students may deal with these situations successfully on their own, children with poorer social skills will likely need adults to intervene.

First-Born Jealousy
Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. He’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for our attention. How can we smooth things out?

A Call for Gentleness
The greatest source of danger to our human lives is, unfortunately, other humans. Our human species is unique in its ability to attack, decimate, maim and destroy itself. It requires little effort for us to kill one another or ourselves.

Toddler With a Mop
The next time Maia came into the kitchen, I tried something new. Standing her up on the seat of a chair, I set her in front of the rinse water. Suddenly my whining toddler was happily helping with “dwisses.” I washed them, then she rinsed and put the dishes on the rack. The task sped by with happy chatter.

I think that my 9-month old granddaughter needs more solid foods, and my daughter insists that babies cannot digest food this early. Will more solids help my granddaughter sleep through the night?

Your Child’s First Dentist Visit
First visits to the dentist can set up life-long fears and anxieties — or they can be a normal part of life. When I was a kid, we didn’t start going to the dentist until we had our adult teeth. Nowadays, dentist recommend having the first visit around age three for kids whose teeth seem healthy.

Cardboard Box Halloween Costumes
Some adorable costumes have come to light using little more than a cardboard box, some paint and lots of imagination. Here are several ideas to choose from. Happy Halloween!

Everything About Birthstones
As a new parent or an old pro, there’s something wonderful about the birthstone. What does it mean? What can we find with our birthstone on it? Even children love to learn about their birthstones and receive special gifts.

Diapering & Potty Learning Articles

Getting Started with Cloth Diapers
Potty Training Later?
Infant Potty Training
Diaper Rash 101

Articles on Getting Kids To Sleep

Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child
Nightmares, Night Terrors and Fears
Moving from Crib to Bed
The Night Visitor: Trips to the Parent’s Bed


Baby Care Articles

Make Your Own Baby Food
Living Through Your Baby’s Colic
Baby Massage From A-Z
Disciplining an Infant: Are You Kidding?


Positive Parenting

Find Your Child's Personal Style
Your Kids Can Manage Stress
Giving kids chores - Rewards for Kids
Encourage natural play

Gentle Child Discipline Articles

Siblings Fighting
Redefining "Grounding" for your Teens
Give Your Kids the “N” Word

Spanking Child - To Spank or Not to Spank

Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

Redefining "Grounding" for your Teens
Raise emotionally intelligent kids
Raising Boys - Raising Girls
Teach children respect

Natural Fathering Articles

Families That Eat Together, Stay Together
Fathers, Tell Your Stories
Raising Daughters
Common Sense Rules for Fathers

Top Summer Safety Reminders
Summer Safety Tips

Are Christmas tree lights covered in lead — and are they hazardous?
Can Local Honey Alleviate Allergies?
A Closer Look at Your Child's School Lunches
Flu Vaccine Shortage
Cough Syrups, Anthistamines, and Night Time Coughing
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