Category: Childcare Advice

Baby Journal – The Real Story Behind Your Baby’s Life

Attachment Parenting vs. Babywise Parenting

One only has to walk to the parenting section of Barnes & Noble to see that there are more than one hundred books on child rearing and infant care up for selection on the shelves. Any new parent, staring at all the titles, would have a hard time knowing which book is the best to buy...

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Why Baby Sign?

Baby Sign — is it the newest craze in the parenting world used by parents who hope to have a child genius, or is it a valid and extremely useful tool to use with infants and small children?  Whatever the reason, Baby Sign is slowly taking the parenting world by storm, and reactions are mixed. Supporters...

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Why Are Children’s Food Allergies On the Rise?

Peanut Butter. Peanuts. Mustard. Gluten. These are just a few of the items on an growing list of food contributing to children’s allergies. Recent studies show that allergies among children have risen by almost 20% since 1993! There’s some debate over the question of whether kids are actually experiencing more allergies at all. Some say that...

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What’s In, What’s Out: Cleaning Out Your Children’s Clothes

Kids grow so fast that most of the time their drawers and closets are at least half full of clothes they can’t or won’t wear again. I swear it seems like every other month there is the same amount of clothing, but fewer wearable pieces. For my highly active 6-year-old, it’s generally due either to him...

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Warning: Shop with Your Children at Your Own Risk!

Have your kids ever done or said something that caused you to suddenly feel guilty about your own behavior as a child? Even as far as getting a sudden urge to pick up the phone and call your parents to apologize about said behavior? I recently had such an experience. For my birthday I received, among other wonderful presents, a...

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Trimming a Boy’s Bangs and Removing Excess Weight

There are some good reasons to cut your young son’s hair yourself. The most obvious is that it saves money. However, another equally important reason is that if your child is afraid of going to a salon, you can avoid all of the drama by cutting his hair at home. Home haircuts can be just as...

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To Spank Or Not to Spank

We’ve heard it said that if you spare the rod, you’ll spoil the child. Well, that’s the opposite of what a recent study suggests. Among parents, educators, and state legislators, the question of spanking has been controversial in recent years. This study suggests that spanking children between age 1 and 2 may be more detrimental than...

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The Costs and Benefits of Stem Cell Research

“Ultimately, it really all comes down to what’s more important: the resource or the results?” If you are anything like me, you were a bit clueless as to the importance of former President Obama signing the executive order to lift the ban on embryonic stem cell research. It sounded quite scientifically important, and several people were...