What does stress have to do with kids and a messy house? Everything! You have probably seen the television shows with people who hoard things until there is no room left to walk. Well, many of us have messy or cluttered homes now and then and we thank our lucky stars there is … [Read more...] about Two Things Your Kids Don’t Need: Clutter and Stress
One of the major milestones of child development is the appearance of motor skills. Generally large muscle (gross motor) skills develop first with small muscle (fine motor) skills following later. While every child is different here are some milestones in the development of … [Read more...] about When Should Children Develop Motor Skills?
Peer pressure or pack mentality can stir up a lot of trouble for a child who would never think of breaking the law, hurting another person’s feelings or destroying property. A child who obeys parents and respects others may be emboldened to go against everything he knows on a … [Read more...] about Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Cards and Peer Pressure
Sometimes when you have kids the last thing you want to do is add more to your plate by adding a pet to the mix. Sometimes however getting a pet for your child can be one of the best gifts you will ever give to your child. As adults we need to carefully examine the … [Read more...] about Why Pets Can be So Important for Kids
People tend to hear mixed messages about whether or not they should get their children vaccinated. Parents may hear from some sources that it is the best thing to do to keep their children healthy. From other sources they may hear that they should not do it and that they have the … [Read more...] about The Myths and Facts of Childhood Vaccines