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Why Kids Misbehave: And What to Do About It

Parenting

Why Kids Misbehave: And What to Do About It

As a parent, I’m always looking for ways to improve. I love thinking about parenting and coming to a better understanding of kids and parents in both theoretical and practical ways, so that I can be the best that I can be for my kids. In many of the parenting books and course I’ve learned from, I have noticed similar concepts that I believe ring[...]

Save Money on Baby Shopping with These Seven Minimalist Tips

Parenting

Save Money on Baby Shopping with These Seven Minimalist Tips

When it comes to having a baby, the world tells us that we need a lot of stuff. As small as they are, babies seem to require a ton of gear! From cribs to strollers to clothes, there is a seemingly endless number of things that a new baby needs, and that can often come with a jaw-dropping price tag. But for some families, minimalism[...]

8 Vital Safety Skills to Teach Your Child

Parenting

8 Vital Safety Skills to Teach Your Child

As parents, one of our primary jobs is keeping our children safe. No parent wants to see their child hurt, and most of us would gladly put ourselves in between our child and any threat coming against them. Sometimes, though, threats come against our children in ways that are less obvious. Sometimes, they are unexpected, or we aren’t around to protect them. It is our[...]

Newborn Care Choices You Need to Know About

Parenting

Newborn Care Choices You Need to Know About

Although parenting begins as soon as you discover you are pregnant, your parenting choices begin most dramatically at birth. In those first few hours and days, and the days and weeks leading up to them, you must make many decisions about your baby's care. In hospital births, there are procedures that are often done routinely, which you may want to consider refusing. Even in home births,[...]

An Essential Guide to Tantrums

Parenting

An Essential Guide to Tantrums

Ah, the dreaded tantrum. We’ve all seen one. Many of us have judged a few parents for their inability to control their toddler’s public fits. Many of us have been those parents, unable to stop the embarrassing displays of unrestrained fury from our youngest family members. What’s a parent to do? Remember That Tantrums Are Normal Study child development or have children of your own,[...]

4 Ways to Make Co-Sleeping Work for You

Parenting

4 Ways to Make Co-Sleeping Work for You

I love co-sleeping. But it hasn’t always worked smoothly for my family. We’ve had to learn what works for us, and what doesn’t. Here are four keys I’ve found to making co-sleeping a practical and enjoyable choice. 1. Share a bed time. Like many parents, we’ve always put our children to bed by nursing, rocking, or snuggling. Many times, this works just fine, but during[...]