Toddlers can be so much fun. Spontaneous hugs, easy laughter and endless energy are some of the best parts of this stage in your child’s development. In addition to all of the sweet ways that your toddler already connects with you, he or she may exhibit common baby behavior, such as biting. If this occurs, do not worry; simply use these moments as opportunities to teach boundaries and effective communication to your little one. Explain to your child how to share his or her feelings, and to leave the biting for food.
Health & Safety
Tips to keep your family healthy and safe
When days get hectic it's hard to find time to prepare healthy meals or stay active as a family. Gerber Life puts quick, healthy recipes and workout routines for you and your family right at your fingertips. We also share tips for helping to keep your family safe, such as how to avoid everyday dangers. Because it's so important to take good care of your family, we hope that our tips for raising healthy families will give you the kind of practical information that can help you do just that.
For some children, Halloween is the most enjoyable night of the year. For others, whether toddlers or older children, the holiday creates fear not fun, and its sights and sounds can stir feelings of anxiety and apprehension.
One study has found that most parents underestimate how frightening the holiday can be for children.
A study in 2005 of 6- and 7-year-olds in Philadelphia by Cindy Dell Clark, a psychologist at Pennsylvania State University found that some children are unwilling participants in Halloween rituals and that the key driver of fear is the holiday’s focus on death. For youngsters who haven’t yet been exposed to funerals, Halloween may be their introduction.
Parents have a tremendous amount of influence in the development of a child. Children learn many of their habits by observing their parents’ behavior. Here are 10 ways that you can teach by example and be a positive role model, to benefit your children’s development:
This month you’ll be seeing pink across the country – on lapels, products and even football fields. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Accompanied by that signature color, people are working to raise awareness of this disease. If you’d like to participate, here are ten simple ways to get you started.