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What to Do When Your Child Hits You

Andrea Nair | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Andrea Nair

It can be incredibly hard to stay calm when our own children hit us. Both our instinctual physical defense system and intense emotions can get triggered in a flash!

The 13 Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education:
A Teacher's Perspective

Vicki Palmer | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Vicki Palmer

When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behavior they adopt, is an investment in a more fruitful future.

12 Impractical Ways to Break a Cell Phone Addiction

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.26.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

Some people can't just watch one episode of OINTB - they need to see the whole series in one sitting. Others can't enjoy a slice of cake - they must eat the whole thing, and lick the icing off the plate.

Tips to Relieving Colic: The Unexplained Crying Fuss

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

The issue with colic is there is no one magic cure.There has not been much research on it so doctors still do not know exactly what causes it, and it is hard to decipher what the best treatment is for the painful screams.

10 Ways Toddlers Are Like Jurassic World's Indominus Rex

Chris Cate | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

Toddlers can't be contained. The moment you let your guard down, toddlers will do something you didn't think was possible to escape containment.

Heroic Boys Rescue Young Children From Burning Home In Florida

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.19.2015 | Good News

OAKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Typical of their hot summer days free from school, 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes and 10-year-old Isiah Francis were plopped on th...

What Toddler Tantrums Mean

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

What causes toddler emotions to go from zero to 60? While the answer depends on your individual child and circumstances of the moment, his development at different stages also has a lot to do with those tantrums.

16 Common Phrases Lost In Toddler Translation

Chris Cate | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

Parent Says: "This is my food. Eat your own." Toddler Hears: "Consider everything on my plate your own. But don't eat it all. Spit it out in my hand."

When Your Child Calls You 'Stupid'

Sheila Wenger | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Sheila Wenger

I had no idea what to do with my rage at that moment. I didn't want to unleash it on him, but I also didn't want to let him get away with that kind of disrespect.

Potty Training Psychosis

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Melissa Charles

Of all the things I do as a mother, potty training is right up there as one of my least favorite tasks. The whining, the begging, the pleading... and then there's the kid.

Faithful Shopper -- More for Mom

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Flowers, chocolates, perfume -- it's what most of us give the moms in our lives on Mother's Day. But why be conventional? After all, moms have many lives -- they work, they travel, they lead. Get a gift for the woman she is besides a mom.

7 Undeniable Truths About Potty Training

Maureen Shaw | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Maureen Shaw

The thrill of a successful trip to the potty rivals that of your first kiss, getting a work promotion and winning the lottery -- combined.

20 Features Of A Musical About Parenthood

Chris Cate | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

The audience is expected to act, too. Their role is to pretend like they are in charge of the show, but everyone will know they are just acting.

The Traveling Parent Post

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

At first, as parents who apparently live in a bubble we thought it would not affect us to have Hubby traveling long periods of time for his new position at work. Our kids would go about daily business and it would be no big deal. Well, that was the case for about two minutes.

Help From Pinterest For My Daughter's Party? Not This Time

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

This year, I took a different approach. I wanted to have a party that was as stress-free as possible for me. Because when Mommy is stressed, no one has fun, especially Hubby. So, what does one Mommy looking for the easy way out do to throw a fun birthday party? Outsource.

The Scoop on Poop: What to Do About Undigested Food in Your Child's Stool

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Let's just admit it: Most new parents obsess about their babies' diapers. I'm not talking about the type of diaper -- cloth, disposable, designer prints or plain white -- but rather the contents of your baby's diaper.

Why I Love The Secret Language Of Toddlers

Becky Tountas | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

My daughter describes all of her activities and about her favorite part of each day. She fumbles around with words, putting them in the wrong order and using strange descriptors. But I understand. Of course I understand; I'm her mom.

How I Learned Fearlessness From My Daughter

Becky Tountas | Posted 04.12.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

When I watch my daughter strut around the playground, I think: this is how I want to live: fully and boldly. She believes that everything is an adventure. And isn't it? Why should I view living in this beautiful world as anything other than an adventure? So, I find myself most afternoons whizzing down the tallest slide right behind her.

A Parent's Guide To Snacking On The Sly

Jess Ullrich | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Jess Ullrich

Regardless of how or when your young child is exposed to delicious, processed snacks, the moment is pivotal and your life as a parent is forever changed.

20 Things Parents Forget At The Grocery Store

Chris Cate | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

Toddlers can miss their mouth with a chicken nugget four out of five times, but they can throw a sock in the lobster tank from 15 feet away on their first try.

Toddler Finds Gun, Shoots Both Parents

AP | Posted 04.03.2015 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquer...

An Alphabetized List of Sleeping Positions for Parents of Young Children

Chris Cate | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

The "A" position: When a toddler climbs into bed with their parents and wedges them apart at their hips.

Watch Toddler Playing Piano and Singing Disney Frozen 'Let It Go"

Maria Colaco | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Maria Colaco

It's freezing cold in New York and no one ever wants to get out of bed in the mornings, except this 2-year-old! He's up at 6:00 a.m. everyday, which can be just cruel on Saturdays. Lately he's found a great way to wake up the rest of the family. This is the best alarm clock one can ever hope for.

20 Things Your Mall Santa Is Thinking

Chris Cate | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

I thought it was gross when a boy left his candy cane stuck in my beard, but my definition of gross has been redefined by this new kid who is eating it.

'She Can Have Some Of My Hair': After Seeing Girl Without Hair, Toddler Moved To Donate Hers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.03.2014 | Good News

This young girl is truly benevolent beyond her years. Three-year-old Ariana Smith from Winterport, Maine watched a video from Extra Life, a charity...