It is an unfortunate circumstance that parents who were abused as children often end up repeating that abusive behavior with their own kids. Most parents don’t abuse their children intentionally, but they may lose control and lash out. Afterwards, they are not sure how to…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on February 16, 2017 at 2:04pm — No Comments
One of the most troublesome complications of pregnancy has been with preterm births. Prematurity affects about 13 million babies worldwide every year. When mothers have preterm births, it can often result in babies remaining longer in the hospital in addition to a host of short and long-term health problems with the baby. Needless to say, identifying the causes of preterm birth and how to prevent it is high on the list of professionals in the field of pregnancy and newborn…Continue
Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:34am — No Comments
The majority of mothers suffer from some degree of morning sickness. Treating this common pregnancy ailment in the first trimester is complex. What is known about morning sickness is that it is seen as a good sign that the pregnancy is on track. However, that knowledge is not very reassuring for the mother who is desperate to find help for her symptoms of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP). If that describes you, then you will be interested to learn the best and most effective remedies…Continue
Added by Mary Higgins on February 9, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
Some people are in our lives for a season. Read how to know when that season is over for your daycare provider/center
Added by Ele Millenia on February 6, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The Vice President of family & economic security of the National Women's Law Center, Joan Entmacher, revealed a startling statistic about child support. For low-income mothers, these payments represent 45% of their income. Their absence creates a gaping hole in their budget. The average adult would find it difficult to make ends meet when half of their income goes missing. When there’s a child’s welfare thrown into the…Continue
Added by Angela Smith on January 8, 2017 at 2:14am — No Comments
Here is an infographic on developmental milestones your preschooler goes through.
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Added by Lynda Way on September 7, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance.
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments
Have you ever handed your iPad or phone to your kid when he/she is fussy? What about when they are having a full-blown tantrum? I'm sure many of us have done this. It's probably not our proudest parenting moment, but it happens.
What if this was a common (almost daily) occurrence in your family? What do you think the effect of this would have on your child? These are all questions that researchers are beginning to explore. The the rapid onset of tablets and…
Added by Amy Webb on May 2, 2016 at 11:40pm — No Comments
When I was about two weeks into my pregnancy with Bobby, I was made redundant from a job that I had been in for nearly three years. Believing (perhaps wrongly) that I wouldn't be able to get another job in my current condition, I didn't look for anything else, deciding instead to look…Continue
Added by Steph on April 18, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments
So how do you get your kids to be more independent? Now when I say independent I don't mean I'm going to send my 6 year old down to the corner store by herself -though growing up for me that didn't seem weird at all, but now that I myself am a parent the thought of sending my kids to just roam around by themselves seems terrifying. But at the same time I don't want them to depend on me for EVERY little thing.
Some ways I have allowed my children to be more…Continue
Added by Tasha Giacometto on April 10, 2016 at 1:02am — No Comments
Unfortunately, you cannot decide you want a divorce one day and finalize the filing on the next. The process takes time and will likely involve several meetings and considerations to resolve asset division, custody considerations, and alimony. In the state of California, it will always take at least six months after you file a divorce petition to receive a…Continue
Added by Karie Boyd on December 1, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Most siblings have had the argument over who Mom's favorite child is. To the non-favorite child, the choice is obvious. but the favorite will usually still claim that they are not the one (even when everyone knows they are). As we've learned before, the favorite child can change over time, depending on how similar/dissimilar a child is to their parent in terms of social and political views.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 16, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments
There are many challenges associated with ADHD, and often parents and children alike become frustrated and overwhelmed by addressing those challenges. Children with ADHD impact their siblings and parents unintentionally, but parents have the power to help their children focus their energy in positive ways and control and reduce their symptoms. Here are a few “outside the box” tips for doing so:
Be positive. Addressing behaviors and challenges associated with ADHD is…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
My son is a product of preschool. My husband and I both work and our parents are either too far away or they also work and were not able to watch him for us. So, off to school he went. It was crazy expensive, but the costs of him going outweighed the cost of me quitting my job. And, thankfully, he loved it. In preschool he learned most of what his teacher is covering now in Kindergarten.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 2, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments
But I have to say, sometimes, I am still amazed at how quirky my kids can be. They provide me with hours of…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on October 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This past year has brought a number of new babies to our family and close friends, so every few months, our boys were hearing about another baby being born. Either they were seeing those adorable newborn pictures in my Facebook feed, watching Mommy edit newborn pictures from the two sessions…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on October 4, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments
I know I’m going to catch a lot of flak for this, but hear me out guys. My oldest was done potty training at 2 years 4 months. To say that my new trainee was not responding well to toilet training would be the understatement of the year. The kid is stubborn. Like really stubborn and temper-mental. She’s kind of nuts actually. I introduced her to a potty around 16 months. She screamed like a banshee. The first potty had Disney Princesses, with music. Her little…Continue
Added by Rahela Vukusic Drusko on September 13, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments
They warn you about the pain of childbirth. They even express all the different means for managing said pain and in such depth that there are literally tons of books written on the topic! Ways to manage the pain often include Lamaze, water therapy, epidural, hypnosis, etc. I opted for hypnosis when this little lady graced us with her presence.…
Times have changed and so are the ways of Parenting. Thanks to the fast paced life especially in metros...where youngsters look for all the reasons to escape from Marriage. Even when they are finally tied into this relationship with the pressures from friends and family ....they run away from the responsibility of becoming parents and avoid it as long as they can until they again fall prey to the pressures of family and society.
Due to the changing lifestyle, Most of the…Continue