The best way to teach your children good manners is to have good manners yourself, and model them in front of your children. This mother of three goes over several of her favorite strategies for raising a well-mannered and polite child.
Cloth diapers save you money and are more environmentally friendly than plastic ones. Despite these benefits, they are scary to use for beginners. This tutorial will show you just how easy it is to change a baby's cloth diaper and avoid a mess. Once you master this technique you will never go back to disposable again!
How to change a baby's cloth diaper is demonstrated in this video.
Have you been noticing a small stench trailing throughout your home? Is you teen going through "changes" and you don't know how to approach them? Follow these tips to keep your home and teen smelling like roses.
In this tutorial, we learn how to use a rectal thermometer with a baby. This is the best to use for an infant six months or younger. Any fever could be serious, especially in the first 3 months. First, apply petroleum jelly to the baby's rectum and lift its legs in the air. Gently slide the thermometer into the rectum and wait until the temperature reads out. This will often stimulate the bowel movements of the baby, so make sure you keep wipes or paper towels near by for when you're finished...
In this vintage clip from the American Red Cross, learn how to teach your little tyke to swim in the bathtub. This clip from 1961 seems pretty hilarious these days but actually includes some useful tips on getting your little guy or gal used to water and the feeling of having it on their face. So, if you don't have access to a pool or ocean or just can't wait for the warm weather to start lessons, check out this video and get your kid started learning in your own tub today.
Kids! They grow up so fast! While parents have traditionally used growth charts to document their children's development, modern moms and dads have a far better tool: YouTube! The process is a simple one: take a snapshot every day—or nearly every day—and then, after a set interval, condense the photos into a time lapse. The end product? "Stop motion human growth."
Money skills are critical for any adult, which means the best time to teach someone financial responsibility is during the teenage years. These parenting tips are meant to teach your child about income and costs. Use allowance as a tool to show your teenager how to manage their own money.
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At one time or another, every parent has thought about taking off the belt, but that's frowned upon in our current society, perhaps even illegal. Even using you hand could be too harsh for the child's sake, but there are ways to get your unruly tot under control. Toddlers are often headed for trouble, but you can steer them in the right direction without spanking.
Worried about your baby or toddler either wrecking or wrecking themselves in your home? Baby proofing time! Make sure your house is safe and secure for your child when they start exploring their turf.
Not exactly enthused about who your daughter chose to marry? Turn lemons into lemonade by getting along with a deadbeat son-in-law – despite how you may feel about him.
Need to carry your baby, but don't have your sling or baby kangaroo handy? Then watch this how to video to learn how to use a just about anything as a baby carrier in an emergency. You can use a towel, t-shirt, or a pair of stretch sweat pants. This particular demonstrations shows how to use a pair of sweatpants to carry your baby on your back in an emergency.
For preschoolers hopping on one leg is not only healthy, but also great for working on body control.
In this video from CullensAbcs we learn a tip for how to children should listen with their "listening ears." This is taught by a girl and a gator puppet. She says to ask children to put on their listening ears so they can hear a story you are going to read to them or if you have something that you are going to say. Children like doing these types of things. It's a great tip to use to get your child to hear what you have to say. They can also make a sound when putting on their listening ears t...
In this video, we learn how to do an Easter basket art activity with your kids. First, grab some white paper bags and have the child cut a line across the top of the bag. You can also use decorative scissors for more of an Easter effect. After this, let the child use paint, cookie cutters, glue, glitter, crayons, and markers to paint all over the bag! Let them make any design that they would like for the upcoming season! Once finished, let these dry and then open them up! These can be used fo...
In this tutorial, we learn how to drop your kids off at preschool. When dropping your kids off, walk them to the front of the gate around the classroom. Give them hugs and kisses and tell them you love them. After this, let them walk into the classroom all by themselves. Kids like to walk in by themselves and feel like a big kid. The classroom isn't big enough for all the mom's and dad's to come in, so just let your child go by themselves. The teacher will take care of them the rest of the day!
In this video, we learn how to make children listen with the marshmallow game. When you are trying to tell a story to children, they can talk and start a conversation without being quiet. To help this out, tell the children to put a pretend marshmallow in their mouth and they will pretend to chew it! Have them put more and more marshmallows into their mouth so it will be filled up and they can't talk. Make sure they continue to breathe while they are doing this, sometimes they hold their brea...
In this tutorial, we learn how to use a Russian doll to teach potty training. First, put your Russian doll with a honey bear plastic bottle on the top of a toilet. Have them talk to each other about going to the potty. After this, give one of the pieces to your child and ask them questions about using the potty. From here, you can have them tell you how to use it, why, and when. Once you do this, you can ensure that your child has a good understanding of the potty and encourage them to use it...
In this video, we learn how to make rock salt animals with your kids. You can use any kind of animal including a snake or alligator. To start, cut out the shape on a piece of white construction paper. After this, you will need to mix up some water color in a shallow dish. You can make this by mixing up water with some food coloring. Now, dissolve the rock salt into it and then let the child brush the mixture onto the top of the piece of paper. Let this dry overnight, then when finished it wil...
In this tutorial, we learn how to teach children to be gentle. If children are in a setting with other kids, arguments will arise. If a child happens to try to harm another, you will need to tell that child that it hurts the other one if you harm them. Tell them that it's not nice and that they need to say they are sorry for not being gentle. Tell them that it is a nice thing to be gentle with other people and they will make friends by doing this. This will help your child be gentle and make ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a gift basket of healthy stuff for a pregnant mom. First, go to Whole Foods Market, which carries everything that you need! First, think about what your mommy needs and what she is going to need after she has a baby! First, place in some books that have to do with pregnancy. Then, stock the basket with some supplements, prenatal vitamins, organic teas, a loofa, ginger pills, and bath salts. Once you give this to your expecting mom, she will thank you and...
In this video, we learn how to prepare yourself for baby labor and delivery. First, make sure you bring change for the vending machines, labor and delivery can take a lot of time. Watching the pain of the delivery process can drive you nuts because you want to rescue your wife. Don't be rude to the caregivers and make sure to help your wife by giving her an amazing foot massage. You will also want to give your wife a gift to show her you love her. Make sure you do NOT faint, this will make th...
In this video, we learn how to save old crayons and make new ones. To do this, you will need to buy a Crayola Crayon Maker. Then, open up the maker and take your old pieces of crayons that you don't have a use for. Break them up and situate them in the tray inside the machine. After this, turn on the power and then the light will come on. The light will start to melt the crayons down and in ten minutes you will pour the wax into the molds. When finished, you will have some cool looking crayon...
Nearly every little girl wants to be one of the Disney princesses, to live in a castle and dance every night with Prince Charming! This video shows you how you can take your child on a trip to a Disney park and turn them into a beautiful Disney princess!
Toddlers can be difficult to manage in a public setting. This mother of three shows how you can get even a very young child to behave and have good manners when you're in a place like a restaurant or other public place.
Children hate going to bed, but they certainly need their sleep. How can you get a toddler to accept that it's bedtime without having to deal with a temper tantrum? Here are a few good stratgies for getting a toddler to go to bed peacefully.
Diapering. It's one of those things which you can't avoid. This video shows you a few useful techniques for changing the diapers for your new baby, including how to avoid things like diaper rash - or how to treat diaper rash if your child develops it.
A little worried about giving your newborn infant a bath? This tutorial shows you how to not only give your baby a bath, but make bathtime a fun time and have your child look forward to the playtime. Also included are some good safety tips for putting your baby in the bath.
Babies sleep best when they have a reliable sleep routine, and this also helps the new parents get enough sleep themselves. This tutorial shows you how to give your baby a good routine to make sure they sleep as much through the night as possible.
Baby hair can usually be extra fine, and baby skin is also sensitive to harsh shampoo. Detangling can also be a challenging. This tutorial shows you how to take care of your child's hair, and still let them express themselves.
Bathing a baby means not only keeping them clean, but also taking care of their skin. This video shows you how to keep your child's skin soft and well moisturized. Make sure your baby doesn't continually suffer from dry skin, and always moisturize after a bath.
What's better than building a fort out of couch cushions, blankets and chairs? Not much, if you're a kid! This tutorial shows you how to build a stable couch fort, that can repel the assault of even the most determined playmate.
Traditionally, cutting the umbilical cord is done by the new father - and while many dads to be might be excited by the opportunity, it can also be a little scary. This video will hopefully assuage your fears and show you the right way to cut the cord.
Teach your children responsibility by having them do chores. But sometimes, the stress of getting your children to do their chores seems more than it's worth. Here's a useful tutorial to set up a chore matrix or chore chart and get your children to do their chores.
Make family movie night extra special by holding it outdoors! If your backyard is big enough and the weather where you live lets you, you can set up your own home theater in the backyard! All you need is a screen, projector, DVD player and a sound system.
Dealing with a teething baby is probably the worst time of raising a child. This video shows parents how to manage teething and help your child through a painful period in their life. A few good strategies involving food and medicine are laid out for desperate parents.
Is your kid begging for a cell phone? Are you worried about giving them that much responsibility? Here's how to decide if your child should have a cell phone, and how to manage talk time and other aspects of kids with cell phones.
When is the right age to teach your child how to swim? How can you teach your child about water safety when they're young? This tutorial shows you how to teach your child, even an infant, how to swim or at least handle themselves in the water.
Keeping your baby on a schedule is important for their development, and also for establishing early on a reliable sleeping pattern. This tutorial shows you how to get a good bedtime or nighttime routine going so you can easily put your child to bed and have them sleep through the night.