As parents of an infant, we may tend to find ourselves concentrating on teaching our child to speak.  We coo with them, la la la, and even do some raspberrying.  We have read up on development and very early on begin to read to them while in the crib or on our lap.  It’s important [...]

It’s easy for us parents to forget what exactly is our job. Is it to raise a Nobel Prize winner or the doctor that cures a cancer? Is our parental role to maintain a high moral standard in our children so pure that Confucius would stand, staring wide-eyed in awe of our child? Who is [...]

If there were a magic wand that could do one and only one thing for our infant….  the majority of us would choose to have that magic wand put our baby to sleep.  Those nights when we’re able to just fall into bed and stay sleeping until morning are few and far between when we [...]

In this fast-paced day and age, one of the last things that you may think of as a parent is having your toddler help you with dinner, or a mid-day snack for that matter. For some, it’s scarier than any ghoul or goblin soon to be out this Halloween. When we get home from a [...]

Many of us remember seeing or even still have those adorable, and sometimes embarrassing, pictures of us as infants or toddlers dressed up for Halloween.  Now that we are parents, it’s that time of year to begin storing up those memories for your little one, as well as yourself.  It’s also important to get ready [...]

A father came home one day from a long day at work to loud children’s music coming from the house. He hesitated at the door, knowing his children inside were wild with energy and couldn’t wait to expend it on him. He took a deep breath and entered the door. “Daddy, we’re dancing, come dance [...]

It’s funny how a person remembers that when she was six, she ran down the street, tripped on a pebble and ended up in the hospital getting stitches, but she doesn’t remember the pain. However, as parents, when we start talking about what it was like raising our two-year old, we find ourselves talking faster, [...]

At some point, parents of more than one child begin to question some things… They ask each other, “Why are there far less pictures of our youngest child?” and “Did we let the oldest eat that at this age?” They begin to wonder if birth order really determines the type of person we become.  In [...]

Have you ever told your child that you loved her, but felt that maybe she didn’t quite get it?  It’s hard for them to understand what those words really mean….. Especially when you’ve just taken her away from her favorite BabyFirstTV show in order to get ready for bed. Nonetheless, we keep trying – if [...]

We all want our child to be the one that everybody likes – teachers, friends, family and even the nice woman passing us by in the store. We want him to be well behaved at the playground, act courteous to friends and family, and learn to be respectful of others. For a toddler, that doesn’t [...]