Let’s face it: toddlers are funny, especially once they start talking. If you need a good laugh and a good way to entertain your little one, try these: 5 things to ask your toddler (when you need a good laugh) from The Stir.
Is your child asking where he came from or how his little brother or sister got into mommy’s tummy? It may very well be time for you or your spouse to have the talk about the birds and the bees with your little one. Need some advice? Here are some tips for having ‘the talk’ about sex with your child.
Making the decision to put your child in daycare isn’t usually an easy one, but many times, it simply cannot be helped. So, how do you choose the right one? The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests some questions to ask daycare centers before making your decision.
As your children get a little older, chances are they’re going to start asking for a family pet. If this is happening to you and you’ve never owned a pet before, you might want to ask yourself and your family a few questions before getting one. Check out Modern Mom’s Six Questions to Ask Before Getting a Pet.
Hurricane Irene just wreaked havoc on the nation and whether you were affected or not, your kids may have some questions about the storm. Hopefully, it will be the only hurricane to hit the United States this year, but considering we’re in the midst of hurricane season, that may not be the case. If your child has questions about the hurricane, you’ll want to have answers, especially with the wall-to-wall coverage often offered by the news media. Check out About.com’s guide to talking to your child about hurricanes for help.
At some point in time your child will want to know where babies come from. Maybe they’re about to have a new sibling or maybe they heard a classmate talking about the big S-E-X word. Either way, it’s best to be prepared. What better way to get ready for the answers to the questions your child is bound to ask than by getting a book about the subject. Here is a list of great kids’ books that discuss sex, conception, and well, where babies come from.
Flu season, stress, anxiety, colds, germs – there’s so much to be concerned about when your child is thrust into a new school year, and most parents do worry about their children’s health throughout the school year. Never fear, WebMD has answered nine important questions that you might have for the school nurse. This should be at least a little reassuring!
When it’s time to choose a babysitter or nanny for your child, picking the right one can be a daunting task. Whether it’s the teenage neighbor from down the street or someone from an agency, there are some questions that every parent should ask. From “Will you answer your cell phone?” to “Do you know CPR?,” here is a look at 10 questions every parent should ask before entrusting their child with a babysitter.
It seems as though everyone has a cell phone these days, including kids as young as kindergarten age. But is that too young? Sure, cell phones are a great reassurance for parents – if your child need to get in touch with you any time of day, she can, but they can also be very expensive, especially when your little one doesn’t understand that texting, sending pictures and long phone calls to friends can be costly. Also, kids with cell phones can end up spending all hours of the day (and night) talking and texting to their friends, which can get in the way of homework, chores and, well, just everyday, normal kids stuff. With this in mind, Julie Poppen of Denver’s Mile High Mamas Blog asks, when should your child get a cell phone?
Being a single parent can be tough, especially when your child begins asking questions such as “why don’t I have a mom” or, if you’re dating, “is that guy my new dad?” Finding the right answers can be confusing and awkward, but single mom and blogger Christine Coppa has some great advice for single parents.