Battles over homework can disrupt family life any evening of the school week. To lessen the trauma, parents frequently step in to help and occasionally step over the line. We asked Anita Pollic, a fourth grade teacher at Lebanon Christian School in Lebanon, Ohio, about this important topic.
There's no reason to introduce pacifiers to older children who've been doing just fine without them.
Our only child is away this week. It's a first for us, 11 busy years after we triumphantly carried our daughter home from the adoption agency.
What we record now about our child will help him or her later in the difficult teen task of forging a positive identity.
There's no one best diaper for baby. Just choose the one that suits your style.
After adopting older children, these parents found that maintaining a family photo album was a useful tool to encourage bonding.
It can be a challenge to tear tweens away from their screens for some good old fashioned family bonding—until you try one of these activities!
Many children in foster care have delays in conscience development. A few have no conscience. It is important that parents understand conscience development and identify ways to facilitate growth in this area.
What do you do when your three-year-old announces that he doesn't like the new socks your mother gave him as a gift? Or he's too busy devouring a cookie to show his appreciation for it?;
“After my daughter told classmates that she was adopted, they responded that they ‘feel sorry’ for her. What can I do to help?”
Finding ways to "give back" as a family can be fun—and rewarding—for 'tweens and parents alike.
Little ones can be overwhelmed by excitement during the holidays. Here's how to help your preschooler regulate her emotions.
The arrival of a new baby during the holiday time can be overwhelming for new parents—here's how to have a sane season.
The truth about vaccinations for infants, and how to protect your child.
You may want to postpone elective surgery until your child has been home for four to six months.
Overindulging our children works to their detriment. Learn whyand howto set limits for your preteen.
Nurture your child's love of reading with tales that shine a light on diversity and adoption.
When to encourage your child's flights of fancy, and when to insist on truth-telling.
Breastfeeding may be possible, even if you havent given birth.
It's a good idea to ask your pediatrician to make a note of your child's Mongolian spots.