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As any parent will know, whether it’s bed-time, a long car journey or a five-year-old’s birthday party with 20 of their closestfriends, maintaining the peace can often be a little bit tricky.  Which is why Spotifyhas compiled somefavourite go-to tips that may just save the day and your sanity.   On the Road Every good […]

Teaching Kids not to Bully

It can be shocking and upsetting to learn that your child has gotten in trouble for picking on others or been labeled a bully. As difficult as it may be to process this news, it’s important to deal with it right away. Whether the bullying is physical or verbal, if it’s not stopped it can […]

5 things you should know about cot death

Sudden infant death syndrome is the sudden and unexplainable death of an infant younger than 1 year old. Here’s everything you need to know to reduce the risk of it happening to your child. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death, is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant younger than […]

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

A new study explores what happens to students who aren’t allowed to suffer through setbacks. Thirteen years ago, when I was a relatively new teacher, stumbling around my classroom on wobbly legs, I had to call a student’s mother to inform her that I would be initiating disciplinary proceedings against her daughter for plagiarism, and […]

Does having an au pair make you a bad parent?

Gone are the days where all mothers were able to stay at home with their kids and where families could live off of one salary. With many parents choosing to go back to work after the crucial newborn phase, some families choose to hire alternative childcare, if they can afford it. While I was au pairing […]

5 Ways Grandparents Help Grandchildren

Are you currently raising your children’s children, or do you think you might be doing so sometime soon? You’re not alone. More than 3 million households in the United States are “grandfamilies” — homes where grandparents are the primary caregivers for their children’s kids. There are also grandfamilies in Canada, Europe, and many other countries […]

When should my child first see a dentist?

A child’s first trip to the dentist is an important milestone, and regular visits are a crucial part of establishing good dental habits. Parents are less likely to seek early dental care for their children if they don’t receive guidance from a doctor or dentist, a new survey finds. The poll of 790 parents with […]

How to help your child make friends (ages 6 to 8)

By; Kate Rauch Your child is in grade school and out to explore the world. But she is a bit of a loner and seems shy or reluctant to make friends, and this has you worried. Other kids your child’s age seem to have no trouble in the social-life department, easily making and keeping pals. […]