Does your mom constantly harass your and try to nose her way into your business? You don't have to let her, and you also don't have to ruin your relationship. Watch this video for some tips on setting boundaries and living your own life while still loving your mother.
Do your kids blow every problem way out of proportion? Do they need to develop some self-control? Watch this video to learn how you can teach you kids to manage their emotions and put their problems into perspective with discipline and teaching by example.
This video gives you some good advice in encouraging good behavior in your children. You'll have to establish that there are some times when negotation is possible and some times when it is not, and establish consequences for both good and bad behavior.
Reduce the clutter in your home by using this easy paper bag pick up trick. A quick and easy way is to get several paper bags labelled with your child's name, and go from room to room while sorting clutter into the right bag.
A baby's life is full of milestones. If you and your child have reached the point where they need to start weaning off of milk and eating solid food, watch this video for tips on how to make the transition go smoothly.
Would you like it if all of your teeth were coming in at once? Your baby doesn't either, which is why teething is such a painful process for parent and child alike. Watch this video to learn some ways you can make teething easier.
Breastfeeding is the best way to keep most babies healthy. This requires a steady supply of breast milk. If your body doesn't produce enough breast milk to breastfeed your baby, watch this video for tips on increasing your breast milk production and keeping your baby healthy and happy.
Parents want to understand and nurture their children more than ever before in America, generally, and this has led to helicopter parenting. It involves parents hovering around their children catering to their every whim, and this is destructive to their development. Watch this video to learn how to avoid this tendency.
If your baby is particularly strong or crafty (and whose isn't?) or you generally only need your baby gate in one part of the house, a hardware-mounted baby gate may be the right choice for you. Watch this video to learn how to install one.
Baby / pet gates are a fixture of the modern American family, eager to keep it's freer spirits from roaming where they shouldn't. If you want to install a gate in your home but not put big holes in the hallway wall, watch this video to learn why pressure-mounted baby gates may be right for you.
Everyone has wet the bed, we all do it as a child, but as a parent it can be a little frustrating if they continue to do it. But it is possible to stop it and be supportive in the process. In this video you will get some basic tips to help stop the bed wetting and keep them dry!
Bed-wetting is a part of childhood for most children, and cleaning up after it is pain for parents everywhere. Watch this video for tips on how to clean up the stains from a bed-wetting incident, restoring the normal pee-free ambiance of your home.
If your baby falls over or bites something and knocks out one of their baby teeth, it can seem like the end of the world. Watch this video for tips of how to make sure everyone comes through the event healthy and happy.
If your kids have a lot of energy and aren't into sports, it might seem hard to find ways for them to release their energy. This video offers a way. It will teach you how to build an obstacle course in your back yard that will be fun for the kids and keep them healthy and calm.
The death of a pet is often the first really tragic moment in a child's life, and dealing with it properly as a parent is crucial. This video for parents will give you ideas for ways to talk to you child about death and helping them cope with the sadness that ensues.
Choosing a nanny or au pair for your children is a process that should be organized and performed carefully, to ensure you find someone who can be trusted, will contribute significantly to the development of your child and integrate well into your family.
In order to help a bay to fall asleep you will need to establish a routine. The first step of a sleep routine is a warm bath. After you bathe the baby, you'll need to give the child a massage. Massage one body part at a time with baby lotion. To engage the child, you can name the body parts, as you massage them. Next, you should transition into quiet activities. This is a good time to read to the child or discuss the day. Even very young toddlers benefit from being read to. When the child app...
Kids would usually rather play than do their homework, but follow these parenting tips to make studying fun for them. Determine your child's learning style, and tailor homework time specially for them. Remove distractions from the environment so kids can focus on their education and passing the next test.
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.
Dr. Jodi Mindell teaches us how to get infants and toddlers to sleep. Night wakings are normal, all infants and toddlers will wake between 6-10 times at night. Self soothers will put themselves right back to sleeps and the others will wake someone up to put them to bed. To have a child more likely to become a self soother, then have them go to bed by themselves instead of rocking themselves to sleep. Refusal for children to go to bed is normal, but the child needs to learn how to fall asleep ...
Bath time can be a mess with the kiddies. Make sure your children are comfortable when taking a bath. The important thing is to make sure both the room temperature and the bath water temperatures are appropriate. Use your elbow and not your fingers to test the temperature of the water.
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,...
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.
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...
MSG is scary. MSG is often used as a flavor enhancer and is put into your foods to trick your brain into thinking you're happier while you eat them. MSG is very controversial and while it is still FDA approved, is not recommended for consumption. If you would like to get all the facts on MSG and know exactly which foods to look out for, watch this tutorial from Food Facts. You will learn all the secret names that MSG hides under and how to keep your kids away from this evil offender.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, learn all about our most controversial food dye Yellow number 5 is linked to conditions like cancer, ADHD and is believed to actually remove the essential nutrient, Zinc, from our bodies. Get all the facts about Yellow 5 and know which foods it is in. A vast majority of children's snacks contain this ingredient, so watch out! And learn what natural ingredients you can use to substitute for this artificial intruder.
In this tutorial, learn all about the controversial and artificial food dye, Red 40. Red 40 is linked to hyperactivity in kids as well as ADHD, migraines, stomach aches and jitters. The UK is actually banning Red dye 40 this year.
Did you know that the FTC is coming down hard on Kelloggs for making false health claims on popular cereal, Rice Krispies? Check out this tutorial and know what to look for on your box and who to believe. Make sure your kids start out the day on the right foot with a healthy, honest breakfast by following the tips presented in this clip.
In this tutorial, we learn how to care for kid's eyes. First, make sure you get an eye exam for your children at a young age. This should occur while they are in pre-school. This can help track any problems with the eyes and see if they are developing correctly. Make sure to have the eyes checked out by a professional every year after the initial visit to the eye doctor. If you don't have insurance, there are many places out there that participate in programs for free eye exams. Next, make su...
In this tutorial, we learn how to discipline a teen with Dr. Felicia Ferrara. Since teens have always been known to be hard to discipline, it's very important to do this. When you punish a teen, make sure you are giving them a punishment that suits the crime they did. It's very important that you set guidelines with your teen, they will most likely thank you when they become an adult. Always remember, making wrong choices will shape your teen and how they are as an adult. Allow them to make m...
For teens, getting a new car is so much more than passing drivers ed. A car is a chance for parents to teach their teenager responsibility. One of the ways you can do this is to ensure your child takes care of their new vehicle. Teach them how to keep their car running smoothly by checking fluids, tires and various other maintenence areas.
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.
There are a number of diaper rashes that your baby can face. Sometimes a rash can be a great risk and hard to treat. You may need to take your baby to a doctor if you have tried treating their rash with different types of ointments/creams/medication and the rash has not gotten better. It may be more than just a wet diaper causing harm.
You will learn how to cut and peel a sweet potato to prepare it for your baby and another recipe for you to enjoy. You will see the different ingredients for both recipes. You will see how you can save time and energy by preparing your meal and your baby's meal at once.
There comes a time, in every young child's life, in which they need to have "the talk" with their parents... about how to tie their shoes! Learn how to teach your children how to tie their shoes with guidance from this free tutorial! Make your son or daughter an independent shoe tying expert in no time at all!
With all of the new travel laws these days, taking baby formula with you on a long trip can be complicated.
Acid reflux can be painful and irritating, and did you know that toddlers can be affected by it too?
How to Bathe a Newborn Baby Patty Siegrist shares some tips on how to bathe a newborn baby on this BabyCenter video. Set up for the bath by setting the room temperature to 74 degrees 15 minutes before the bath. It is safe to bathe a newborn in a tub after the umbilical cord stump has fallen off.