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Be Careful With Cotton Swabs in Your Child's Ears

Be Careful With Cotton Swabs in Your Child's Ears

06. 3.2014
I always use safety swabs when I clean my daughter's ears -- the ones with the funny shaped tip that can only go a tiny bit into the ear...
We Had No Idea What Was About To Happen When We Posted This Photo On Facebook

We Had No Idea What Was About To Happen When We Posted This Photo On Facebook

06. 2.2014
I was down at the end of the driveway, waving my laptop in the air, when I saw someone had posted on my Facebook page. It was a photo of...
10 Things to Keep Your Toddler Busy This Summer

10 Things to Keep Your Toddler Busy This Summer

05.30.2014
When you're a parent, along with all that summer goodness comes a few other things -- namely, hot, whining kids; boredom; and if you're...
Deploying Jack Bauer Phrases for an Intense, 24-hour Job: Parenting Toddlers

Deploying Jack Bauer Phrases for an Intense, 24-hour Job: Parenting Toddlers

05.30.2014
Bauer and his Counter Terrorist Unit colleagues are great at working together to solve complex problems in real time under pressure --...
This Heroic Bus Driver's Quick-Thinking Move Saved A Lost Toddler In Middle Of Road

This Heroic Bus Driver's Quick-Thinking Move Saved A Lost Toddler In Middle Of Road

Ryan Grenoble  05.30.2014
An Oregon bus driver is being hailed as a hero this week, after picking up an unexpected passenger last Friday: A barefoot toddler who'd...
The Simplicity of Childhood

The Simplicity of Childhood

05.29.2014
I always go back to my checklist of asking if my children are safe, happy, healthy and know how much they are loved. If I am able to check...
Schools in Slums: A Surprising Number of the Poorest Kids Are Enrolled in Private Preschools

Schools in Slums: A Surprising Number of the Poorest Kids Are Enrolled in Private Preschools

05.29.2014
There are many things a person expects to see when walking through Mukuru, a vast expanse of sheet metal and mud located just to the southeast...
Coping With a Toddler Tantrum in a Stressful Situation

Coping With a Toddler Tantrum in a Stressful Situation

05.27.2014
She did not want me near her. She did not want to hear my words of comfort. She just wanted her Daddy back.
10 Valuable Lessons I Learned After Two Weeks With My Grandchild

10 Valuable Lessons I Learned After Two Weeks With My Grandchild

05.26.2014
Two weeks with a two-year-old and I've learned lessons that I never learned in school or from the 20 years I've spent working with families....
11 Great Things About Preschoolers

11 Great Things About Preschoolers

05.26.2014
I wish I had savored my son's preschool years the same way I am enjoying his current tween phase. Ten is great, but he'll never be 3 again,...
4 Steps to Deal With A Tantrum

4 Steps to Deal With A Tantrum

05.23.2014
t the point where your child enters into the stage of tantrums, having a strategy for how to deal with their outbursts will help keep you...
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Not Pictured

05.22.2014
The truth is, while I rationally know that we have made the absolute best decision to send Claire to a developmental preschool, I still...
Where Joy Is Found

Where Joy Is Found

05.22.2014
She doesn't yet know about the enchanted world of Disney, but two months ago she saw Minnie Mouse. She sat propped in a little girl's room...
How To Understand Your Alien Toddler

How To Understand Your Alien Toddler

05.22.2014
I am not suggesting that toddlers have free reign. We adults help socialize our alien toddlers by teaching them, over time, about our earthly...