As mothers, we often teach our young children about Stranger Danger and how to deal with the creepy man down the street. We instruct them on how to react to the man in the car who offers them candy or what to say to the person on the other end of the phone asking if their mommy or daddy is home.
A child who is 4 years old or younger probably doesn’t understand all the rules about stealing, but a child who is 5 years or older does. Kids older than 5 years know when they’ve stolen something, and they know it’s wrong. But, they may do it anyway. It’s your job as a parent to stop this behavior and to teach your child to respect other people’s rights.
Asthma medications often come with risk, and some asthma patients prefer to search for alternative ways to relieve their asthma symptoms. Homeopathic asthma treatments, while not always accepted by mainstream doctors, have been shown in several studies to be effective in reducing asthma symptoms. While it is always important to consult with your doctor before changing the way you treat your asthma, it is smart to be aware of what your treatment options are so you can take charge of your health.
How do you know your childs camp is SAFE? Have you asked the appropriate questions that would give you confidence in the camp? When we questioned friends and family members who were sending their kids to camp, most parents – with a slight blush and timid smile -reported that their main concerns were:
Sleepwalking is a condition also known as somnambulism. For children, it is a condition that occurs most often in the preteen years. According to Dr. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician at the Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, Ga., sleepwalking may affect as many as 15 percent of children. Somnambulism, or sleepwalking, involves more than simply walking while asleep. It can be simply sitting up in bed, or it can involve more inappropriate behaviors, such as opening closet doors and urinating inside. Sleepwalking in children can be frightening for parents, but there are steps that can be taken to help deal with the condition.
Summer is almost upon us which means fun in the sun. But it also means making sure we are keeping our children (and ourselves) protected from the sun. There are so many sunscreens out there and lots of information about what we should and shouldn't be buying. The Environmental Working Group is making it easier for us…
Little boys take longer to potty train than little girls, though doctors still aren’t entirely sure of the reason, reports the Baby Center website. This may make your job more difficult, but you can be sure that one day, your son will get the hang of it. Customize your approach to fit your son’s needs and interests. If he’s excited about using the potty, there’s a better chance that he’ll want to use it. This makes your job a great deal easier.
Staying in a hospital can be scary, even for an adult. When you know a child who is in the hospital, visit as often as you can and bring gifts to brighten the child’s day. Choose gifts he can use while he’s in the hospital to help make the time go by a bit faster.
The Problem: Sitting on my friend’s porch this past weekend, I was thrilled my kids (ages 3.5 and 5) were playing outside soaking it up with a group of new kids. Since mine were the youngest of the bunch, I kept a safe distance until I saw a commotion. When I walked over to see…
Shyness is not always a bad thing. When it crosses over to a social phobia or anxiety, you might want to seek professional help. But simply being shy can be OK. It just may take shy people longer to feel comfortable with new people and new situations. Shy children tend to observe the scene before jumping in. Shyness is a personality trait, not a fault, says Dr. William Sears, author of more than 40 pediatric books.