Being afraid of the doctor is a common fear among young children. According to parenting blog What to Expect, it’s not uncommon for this fear to begin to develop during the second half of a child’s second year, since this is about the time that your toddler’s able to remember previous visits.
What can you do to help your child overcome a fear of doctors? Here are some tips for before, during and after the visit:
You know how important it is for your kids to have a balanced diet. Yet, for some parents, getting a child to eat his or her fruits and vegetables can be challenging.
Telling your child that certain foods contain vitamins that help to keep them healthy can be vague. Try explaining a few key components, such as what some vitamins for kids can do and what types of food contain them.
In honor of National Nutrition Month, we took a simple look at six important vitamins and minerals for growing youngsters, according to WebMD.
Spring has officially sprung. The cold days of winter are hopefully behind us, and with spring comes the promise of warmer weather and new growth. Why not take this opportunity to teach your young children how to plant and care for an herb garden?
Herbs are not only beautiful, coming in a variety of shapes and colors, but they are pretty easy to grow, which makes them ideal for keeping young children from becoming discouraged. Don’t worry if you have limited space outdoors or if the weather isn’t conducive yet to prolonged outdoor activity. All you need is a windowsill that receives plenty of sunlight.
This fun project for indoor herb-gardening with kids can introduce your child to gardening from the comfort of your home.
With a good book and a little imagination, you and your child can travel anywhere! This list of children’s books from the National Education Association can help you and your child “take a trip” across America with a story that takes place in each state.
Life with children is full of memorable moments and milestones. And, if you’re like many parents, you do your best to try and capture photos of everything as keepsakes for the future. But, what do you do with the photos after you’ve taken them?
Maybe you print them or have them printed. Maybe you upload them to social media. Or, maybe they sit on your camera or phone until you can find the time to do something with them. Why not turn these photos into a fun arts and crafts project for the whole family?
Scrapbooking is a fun and budget-friendly way to organize your family photos and create an album that your family is sure to treasure for years to come. Learn how to make a family scrapbook with your kids in seven easy steps.