Halloween and Sensory Issues: Costumes That Won’t Irritate

Halloween and Sensory Issues: 8 Halloween Costumes That Won’t Irritate

Kids love October 31. Every year, it’s a chance to play make believe, to become something else for a night, and to have the great adventure of wandering the neighborhood at night receiving candy and staying out late! But for kids with sensory processing disorder, autism, or other sensory issues, finding a costume that doesn’t itch, rub, or tickle can …

7 Tips for Introducing Foods to Your Picky Eater

Seven Tips and Tricks for Introducing New Foods to Your Picky Eater

One of the oldest parenting struggles is the battle to get your kids to eat new foods. Whether your little ones turn their noses up at green vegetables or refuse anything with seasoning or sauce, it can be incredibly frustrating to get them to open their minds, try something new, and put down the plain pasta and fish sticks they …

Moving Your Child’s Bedtime Can Impact Your Family

Moving Your Child’s Bedtime Earlier: How It Can Impact Your Family

Sleep concerns are a part of life for many parents of young children. But there is a simple solution that can reduce the impact of many of these sleep issues. Putting your young child to bed earlier can have a positive effect on his sleep and your wellbeing! Fewer nighttime wake-ups. If your child isn’t overly exhausted because she is …

Toddler and Preschooler Sleep Disruptions

Aggravating Toddler and Preschooler Sleep Disruptions: How to Navigate Them

Just when you think you’ve gotten past the frequent wakings and feedings of babyhood, toddlerhood and the preschooler years throw you a few curveballs. Nighttime fears and stalling tactics rear their ugly heads around this time in a child’s development. But there are ways to manage these disruptions so that the whole family can get a good night’s sleep. Down, …

10 Recipes Combining Seasonal Produce and Kid-Friendly Flavor

10 Recipes that Combine Seasonal Produce with Kid-Friendly Flavor!

From tomatoes and watermelons to asparagus and cucumbers, your local grocery store or farmer’s market is brimming with fresh and delicious produce this time of year. Take advantage of this summer’s crops to make healthy and tasty meals, snacks, and desserts for the whole family. Blackberry Citrus Granola Bowl. Blackberries are a juicy and flavorful summer fruit, and they taste …

Growing a Kid-Friendly Garden: Five Plants

Growing a Kid-Friendly Garden: Five Plants That Will Get Little Ones on Board

Our young children can learn so much by helping to maintain a backyard garden. They’ll learn about soil conditions, sunlight, and the way in which seeds grow into seedlings and then full-fledged plants. They’ll also get some experience caring for a living thing and feeling a sense of accomplishment when they nurture it. These five plants are great for little …

Five Tips for Keeping Children Safe When Enjoying Water

Five Tips for Keeping Children Safe and Sound When Enjoying the Water

Whether you love a beach day, prefer relaxing by the pool, or spend your time on boats with family and friends on the weekends, water safety is incredibly important. Even more important is to educate your young children about water safety and to make sure that they take proper precautions while in or near the water. These five tips will …

Fostering a Love for Animals in Your Young Child

Fostering a Love for Animals in Your Young Child

Young children who develop a loving and positive relationship with animals grow up with a more developed sense of kindness, empathy, and consideration. You don’t necessarily need to have a couple of family dogs or a beloved cat in order for your child to feel positively toward animals. There are many ways to incorporate animals into your child’s life. Here …

Monitoring Your Child’s Speech Development

What Does “Typical” Look Like? Monitoring Your Child’s Speech Development

Many parents wait eagerly for those first words, for more fluid communication with their child, and for those early adorable phrases and mispronunciations. Along with that eagerness can come some concern. Is my child learning to speak and communicate at a typical pace? There are general guidelines that will help you to identify possible concerns, but remember to review your …