There are many ways to celebrate Halloween while making sure your young child is safe and having fun.
Gearing up for preschool can be an exciting time for parents and toddlers. But even with all that excitement, starting preschool can be tough for toddlers who struggle with separation challenges. The good news is there are a number of strategies you can try to help take the edge off of this big transition.
New school years can also bring about new challenges. There’s often no one reason why a child may be struggling, but you can work with the teacher to come up with strategies to support your child’s learning.
As discussed in last week’s blog post, it’s common for many new parents to experience the “Baby Blues” following the birth of their baby. Baby Blues occurs within the first ten days of the birth of the baby. During this time, parents may feel emotionally fragile or numb but gradually return to their normal selves […]
During pregnancy, your friends and family may have shared stories with you about feeling “love at first sight” upon meeting their newborn, or having that “instant connection.” If that isn’t enough, movies and TV shows tend to show new mothers in postpartum bliss—and back to their pre-pregnancy bodies with a clean house to boot! Of […]
[Click here to sign up for the Joy of Grandparenting workshop.] One of life’s great pleasures can be in the role of a grandparent. Grandparenting adds richness, depth, sweetness, and just plain fun to life. Grandparents can be a great gift in the lives of our grandchildren and their parents. And grandparenting can be one of […]
It’s amazing to watch the transformations that our children go through during the infant and toddler years, starting out as seemingly helpless newborns and blossoming into toddlers who can walk, talk, make decisions, and show preferences for certain foods, toys, and company. But with a toddler’s growing independence and curiosity can come some challenging behavior, […]
On Sunday, September 10th, Parenting Now! is hosting its Grandparent’s Day Celebration at Emerald Park. From 1 pm to 4 pm, join us for family photos, ice cream, an artifact zoo, and more! With Parenting Now!’s Grandparent’s Day Celebration just around the corner, we’ve decided to round up some fun, local activities that both grandparents […]
Does your elementary-school-aged child still wet the bed? If so, you’re not alone. Enuresis (or “bedwetting”) is more common than people realize, with 1 in every 8 children starting elementary school still wetting the bed. Whether bedwetting happens every night or once every couple weeks, it’s normal to be concerned about the behavior and wonder […]
The first year of your baby’s life is spent decoding cries: Are they tired? Hungry? Gassy? Need a new diaper? Over time, you get pretty good at reading their cues and meeting their needs before the crying escalates. But at around 12 months you may notice your (now) toddler getting upset over anything from not […]