If Your Child Is Sitting Like This, Here's Why You Need to Stop Them Now My daughter's just over a year old, so there's really not much she's doing "wrong" yet. (Trust me, like all of us, she'll get there.) If she smacks our family pet, it's less hostility and more that she doesn't have full control of her arms. If she throws her food, it's not an act of insubordination but just her method of communicating that she's done eating. So, when a family member alerted me to something my child was doing Read more [...]

9 Powerful Ways to Help Your Children Reach Their Goals in the Future

When children grow up they usually begin to make plans for future and choose a profession they would like to get. But at this early age they are not experienced enough to make a good choice and all their dreams may turn out to be futile. Thus, it is important for all parents to respect their children’s decision and direct them onto the right career path. Remember that only your support and involvement will help your child to become successful and happy in their life. Consider the following tips Read more [...]

9 Tips on How to Teach Your Child to Swim

Teaching your child to swim can be really difficult. Children, especially young ones, are known to be impatient and annoying when it comes to learning how to swim. If you have a temperamental child and you want them to learn how to swim this summer, check out a few helpful tips on how to teach your child to swim. 1. Safety first You wouldn’t believe how many parents don’t think about dangerous things that can potentially happen when teaching a child to swim. It’s important that you make Read more [...]

Designing the Best Room for Your Child: How to Do It on a Budget

I think all caring parents should pay more attention to the choice of room design for their children. Your children’s room is the place where your little ones spend the majority of their time, where they grow and develop their individuality, learn new things and play with their favorite toys. That’s why it’s important to design the best and the most comfortable room for your children, taking into consideration their tastes and personality. If they don’t like their room’s furniture, accessories Read more [...]

12 Signs That You’re A NICU Parent

It’s a familiar place for the select few; a quiet atmosphere mixed with the hustle and bustle of doctors and nurses. It’s a place not for the faint of heart, where parents become stronger than they could ever imagine. It’s a place where happiness can turn into heartache in a matter of seconds, and where those tears of sadness can transform back into joy within minutes. For the families who experience the neonatal intensive care unit, a roller coaster of emotions is a guarantee. It’s a place Read more [...]

How to Help Your Child Overcome Shyness

Shy children tend to feel uncomfortable and anxious in most situations. If your child is shy, it’s important to help your little one to overcome it when they are so young. Kids who suffer from shyness may grow up to be shy adults or they may grow out of it. As a mom, you can’t simply sit and wait for your kid to grow out of it. It’s not easy to overcome shyness, but you can do a few things to help your shy child become more comfortable and confident in social situations. 1. Don’t blame Read more [...]

Family Issues: The Burden of Being the Oldest Child

Dealing with unreasonable siblings is one of the hardest things to do while living a family life, especially for the oldest child of the family. Having to take the pressure of keeping everything and everyone in order at home can be a tense and sometimes depressing experience. Here are a few tips on understanding how the oldest child of the family feels while trying to control a situation in which there can be no control without a parent’s help. Responsibility All children, whether alone Read more [...]

5 Reasons Your Child Should Eat an Apple a Day

Whether your little one loves apples or makes faces while eating them, it’s crucial to incorporate at least one apple into your child’s meal plan each day. Not only does an apple a day keeps the doctor away, munching on apples provides a nice boost in child’s energy and gives nutrients they need to get through the day. It may sound ridiculous, since children have tons of energy, but some kids feel low in energy and have many health issues. Keep your little one healthy all year round by adding Read more [...]

How To Raise A Healthy Child Book Review

Several friends recommended How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor and I finally got a chance to read it. Though it was written in the 1970s, much of the information is just as important (if not more so!). Dr. Mendelsohn is a pediatrician who was hoping to change the field from the inside. In this book, he shares his experience from years of practice. While Mendelsohn challenges many of the common procedures of Pediatric medicine, he starts by explaining that he doesn’t Read more [...]

Child living with HIV maintains remission without drugs since 2008

A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists reported today at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. This case appears to be the third reported instance of sustained HIV remission in a child after early, limited anti-HIV treatment. Previously, the "Mississippi Baby," born with HIV in 2010, received anti-HIV Read more [...]