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Going Green in Your Baby's Nursery

Going green in your baby's nursery is an important decision for their health and the environment. Find out which products are the most important to buy organic, why you should buy organic for your baby, and what else you can green in your baby's nursery....More...

Ways to Give Constructive Criticism to Kids

Part of parenting involves explaining to your child in which areas he or she falls short or needs to work harder. Although it can be difficult to accept criticism, you can make it easier for your child if you deliver the guidance in a positive manner. Constructive criticism better enables a child to...More...

Keeping Kids Away From Offensive Cartoons

Gone are the days when cartoons meant cute bunnies, ducks and mice. They are replaced by human cartoons that may at times, not only dress offensively but also speak the language of adults. There are many cartoons airing on kid's TV channels which have the characters speaking in a manner that ma...More...

The Tree and Its Fruit

"A tree is known by the fruit it bears." This phrase painted the sad but true scenario in our present society. Gone are the days when parents imposed "curfew" to their children attending social gatherings and how a child could lose this privilege if he fails to abide by this rule...More...

How to Make a Single Umbrella Stroller Into a Double

Umbrella strollers get their name from the shape of the handles. They are small, light and easy to carry. A single umbrella stroller works when you have one small child, but when you have two children, you need two strollers or a double stroller to go for walks or to the store. Double strollers tend...More...

Antibacterial Products - Green Babies Don't Need Them

When you're going to have a baby, or just had a baby, it's instinctive to become fiercely protective. Newborn babies' immune systems are just developing, and all parents want to avoid germs, illness and disease. In an effort to help protect against germs and bacteria many parents turn...More...

Will Organic Baby Toys Keep Your Baby Safe?

I don't know if you remember, a few years back a huge batch of toys from China has to be recall because it the high lead levels they contain. Lead poisoning present great dangers, especially to children since their immune systems are still developing....More...

How to Teach Children Manners

If your child doesn't act like a prince or a princess at times when you need her to behave, try using a few simple parenting techniques to help your child learn positive behavior patterns.Positive behavior is learned. Make sure you model the way you want your child to act....More...

Winter Activities in Iowa City for Kids

Iowa City is in eastern Iowa and is home to the University of Iowa's campus. This city has harsh weather during the winter, causing many kids in Iowa City to stay indoors during this season. However, neighboring Coralville provides music programs and ice sport activities at Coral Ridge Arena. Also, ...More...

Natural Remedies For Baby Constipation

What you will find that breastfed babies rarely get constipated, and they may not have a bowel motion for several days or up to a week. Many babies will strain and go red in the ... ...More...

Baby Monitors: Which One To Choose

You go to the store to purchase a baby monitor. All you know is that you want another way to ensure your baby's safety and having baby monitors will help you to do that. However, you start down the aisle with the baby monitors, and you are overwhelmed. Who knew that there were so many choices w...More...

Gift Ideas For Throwing A Baby Shower

Did you know that it is really an art to give a present? The main thing to consider is to find something that will represent you well and also something that will please the receiving party. Should the gift be very expensive? How about packaging? Hard to find something that is not ordinary?...More...

How to Use Fraction Bars

Fraction bars are a fun way to teach children the meaning of and how to use fractions. The different sections of the bar equal one part of the fraction and the whole bar represents 1. It is easy to demonstrate to children the difference between the numerator (the number on the top of a fraction) and...More...

Shy or Introverted?

One issue that parents ask about quite often is introversion.  What exactly is introvert?  Most people think an introvert is just a shy person, but...More...

Baby Sleep - Pros and Cons of Pacifiers and How to Give Them Up

Pacifiers and dummies are a contentious issue.We believe that the benefits that pacifiers offer outweigh any possible negatives.However we also believe that pacifiers and dummies are a personal choice.I personally never used them, but at the same time there didn't seem to be a need for them wit...More...

How to Use Humor When Talking to Teens

My grandma used clever responses in all kinds of situations. "You're only as crazy as you think you are," she'd say. Sometimes she'd use nonsensical sayings to get our attention, "Why smile, when we can scowl?" she'd ask with a grin. In our small town she become known for her grandma-isms. When I be...More...