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Exercise for better grades

Want to see better grades from your child? Help her get physically fit!

Exercise scientists have known for a long time that children who are physically fit absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape . . . »

Help your child get the sleep they need

Sleep! Help your child get what they need

Once exercise becomes something that is a fun, routine and fundamental part of our daily lives, it is much easier to sustain . . . »

How moral is your baby?

How Moral is Your Baby?

The presence of these social skills in young infants suggests that these essential skills have evolutionary origins in our genetics . . . »

Fathers raise your child with your own strong hands

Fathers: Use your two hands to raise your child

Just using your two strong hands to help the mother with raising your child can build a brighter future for your little one . . . »

Raising your child to be good and competent

How to raise your child to be good and competent

Since raising a child is highly demanding, parents will need to give up their usual habits and freedom. And it's not a one-man job . . . »

Playing: ages birth through three

Playing: ages birth through three

Between Infancy and age three, playing equals learning. Therefore, it is important to not just make time for play but to schedule various activities in various settings . . . »

Youthful Tendency Disorder

Youthful Tendency Disorder

Spending time with my oldest son seems to elicit spontaneous laughter and random acts of silliness in children and adults alike . . . »

Do you censor your language around your kids?

Do you censor your language around your kids?

In all honesty, my husband and I are both prone to using a good expletive when it’s contextually appropriate. To what lengths should parents go to censor our language around our children? . . . »

The (Toy) Gun Debate

The (Toy) Gun Debate

Despite our unconscious lack of cars in the home, our son still found a way to ‘play cars.' It’s the same with guns . . . »

Lies we tell our kids

Lies we tell our kids

This week it seems that I’ve read at least three different articles about the little white lies that parents tell their children. From Time magazine to parenting blogs, everyone seems to be talking about lying . . . »

Why are we hesitant to consult parenting experts?

Why are we hesitant to consult parenting experts?

Why is it that when we’re struggling with parenting (something that we only get one chance to get right) do we hesitate to consult a specialist? . . . »

“Baby’s First Christmas” Confessions

“Baby’s First Christmas” Confessions

When it comes to our kids and Christmas, we parents can sometimes go overboard. Whether it’s because our own childhood Christmas memories are idyllic or maybe because they’re not . . . »

Expecting - Expats Strangers and Your Baby

Strangers and Your Baby

“Your baby is so ugly!” - and other things to know about going out in public with a baby in Thailand . . . »

Nature vs. Nurture – Love is All You Need

Nature vs. Nurture – Love is All You Need

Neurologists are beginning to understand exactly how a baby’s interaction with their mother determines how whether, the brain grows in the way that it should . . . »