When my kids were little, summers were tough enough balancing summer camps and fights over the same toys surrounded by a floor littered with plenty of choices. “Mom, that’s mine.” “Mom, she won’t share.” With the amount of time parents and kids have spent at home over the last year in the midst of pandemic lockdowns, both sides are looking for new ideas to do this … [Read more...] about Feeding Kids’ Curiosity at Home
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If you have upper abdominal pain in pregnancy, it's not necessary to automatically switch into panic mode, according to the March of Dimes. But any severe and long-lasting stomach pain or discomfort accompanied by dizziness or bleeding is considered a medical emergency. Prompt medical help is essential in such circumstances to protect you and your future son or … [Read more...] about Upper Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy
If it's wintertime and you have a child who is 5 years old or younger who has a barking type of cough, she might have a virus called croup. Children older than 5 years can also get croup, and they can get croup in other seasons besides winter, but it's most common in young children and during the winter months. Most times, croup in children is mild enough that you can treat it … [Read more...] about Croup in Children
Many parents wonder what their child is going to be like when he grows up and how tall he will be. Unfortunately, no one can tell you the exact height your little one will reach, but with some knowledge, you can make a reasonable guess. Growth Formula There's a formula you can use to guesstimate your child's height: Add your height with the father's height in inches. Add 5 … [Read more...] about How Tall Will My Child Grow?
How much of a presence should I be at my child’s school? I am a big believer of being a “presence” at my child’s school. I do it for some typical reasons…and for one very specific reason. What are my typical reasons? I believe in volunteering. I have logged many hours volunteering for Aids organizations and, more recently, with autism organizations. It’s just something I enjoy … [Read more...] about Should Parents of Autistic Kids be Involved with the School?