Hot Parenting How-Tos

How To: Keep your kids healthy & avoid Lunchables

Do you feed your kids the yellow box lunch? Sure, it's easier than making a sandwich from scratch - but what's easy is usually not healthy. Check out this clip and learn all about the dangers lurking inside the iconic yellow box. Lunchables are full of chemicals, fats, sodium and calories.. watch this Food Facts clip and keep your family healthy.

How To: Teach children to be gentle

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 ...

How To: Teach your child to swim in the bathtub

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.

How To: Turn baby socks into pretty roses

Baby socks are great gifts to give for baby showers and christenings. But they're not always the prettiest thing to present. This video shows you how to transform baby socks into beautiful roses for a great presentation. Use this technique to adorn existing presents, or to present your baby socks as a bouquet. As we all know, babies definitely need to keep their toes warm!

How To: Prepare yourself for baby labor and delivery

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...

How To: Change a diaper

Attention first time mothers and fathers! One thing you will need to know when your baby comes to town, is how to change a diaper. A lot of them. This instructional how-to video takes you step by step through the process of changing a diaper and reminds us, that diapering your baby is a great time to spend with your baby.

How To: Choose the healthiest cheese puffs for your kids

Kids love Cheetos. There's nothing better than those crispy sticks and the joy of licking your orange fingertips when you finish. Or is there? Watch this Food Facts tutorial and learn why you should keep your family far away from Cheese doodles and other types of puffs. This clip will give you a basic rundown of all the mysterious ingredients inside these snacks and offer advice on finding much healthier alternatives for your family.

How To: Teach kids not to hurt others

In this tutorial, we learn how to teach kids not to hurt others. Tell them if someone were to hurt them or hit them, that would be hurting them on the outside. Tell that that it is not kind to do this sort of thing. Tell them that if someone says something not nice about them, that hurts you on the inside. This hurts their feelings and that is not nice. Let them know to say sorry for hurting someone's feelings or physically hurting them. Make sure the other person says that they forgive them,...

How To: Deal with your child wetting the bed

It's a common problem, but bedwetting can be embarrassing for your child and a hassle for you. In this how to video Parents TV's Anne Ebeling talks to a urologist about why it happens and how to handle it. You can stop your child from wetting the bed with this parenting tutorial.

How To: Teach kids how to tie shoes

The bunny goes over the hill, down the slope, and through the hole...no matter how you taught yourself to tie your shoes, the skill cannot be taught using a one-method-fits-all scheme. In fact, most adults tie their shoelaces using one of several different methods.

How To: Help your child stop stuttering

Stuttering is a communication disorder affecting over 3 million Americans. Stuttering can make school and other social interactions difficult. Although there are no instant cures, these tips will help your progression toward speech fluency.

How To: Take care of a newborn baby

After pregnancy, having a newborn to take care of can be overwhelming. As a new mom, some aspects of baby care will be intuitive to you, but others--like breastfeeding - may feel strange. These video tips for new moms can help!

How To: Change a diaper on a baby

Are you a new parent? Changing a diaper can look a bit complicated- see an experienced mom demonstrate the simple steps required so you'll be an expert in no time. First things first, gather all the items that you need: a diaper, any ointments or creams that your doctor may have recommended, wipes or soft towels a large towel or changing pad and some of you might want to use a changing table if that is your choice.

How To: Read with your pre-teen

The benefits of reading aloud last well into the teen years, so don't stop now. As kids get busy with homework and extracurriculars, it's easy to give up family reading time. Resist. They still gain a lot from your special attention and the sound of your voice.

How To: Teach a baby sign language

Wouldn’t it be great if your baby could just tell you when he was hungry, thirsty, or getting tired? He can, if you teach him to sign. You will need a sign language dictionary, time, and patience. Research shows that a six month or older baby has the ability to use and understand language, although it will be months after that before a baby can learn to speak. Sign language will allow mothers and fathers to communicate with their young baby. Watch this video parenting tutorial and learn how t...

How To: Be a house husband

Learn how to be a stay at home husband. It's not an easy job and as time moves on more and more blokes are making the move to staying at home. It is a hard job as you have to be a psychologist, doctor, nurse, mother, cook, cleaner and teacher to name a few!!!

How To: Encourage dramatic play and imagination

Do you remember playing “dress up” as a kid? or pretending you were “daddy home from work?” As fun as these activites are, they play a more important role than you may think. Dramatic play or “imaginative play” helps children bring the complicated grown-up world down to size and develop important skills for dealing with the outside world. Learn how to encourage these ideas in your child. Encourage dramatic play and imagination.

How To: Change a baby's diaper the right way

This video shows you the proper way to change a baby's diaper. First you will want to gather all of the supplies you will need before you begin. You will need a diaper, some baby wipes and some ointment. Next remove the babies clothes, raise their legs and place the clean diaper underneath your baby before you remove the old one. This is to ensure if your baby urinates or defecates it will go into the new diaper rather than all over your table. Now take the old diaper off, hold the legs up so...

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