As your child develops from a newborn to infant to toddler, it can be difficult and sometimes frustrating to try to communicate with them and understand their needs. Baby sign language is a great way to encourage communication with your little one earlier on, while also potentially helping them develop their social skills faster and stronger. These are some basic signs to teach your little one, and tips on how to keep them interested and focused while learning how to tell you what they need.
It’s flu season! October and November are recognized by the CDC as the best time of year to vaccinate children against the flu, since most outbreaks of the flu occur December-March. Learn the best way to prevent the flu and what to do if your children are showing signs that they’re sick.
All parents eventually face the decision to leave their child home alone for the first time. Whether they are just running to the store for a few minutes or working during after-school hours, parents need to be sure their child has the skills and maturity to handle the situation safely.
As we get our children ready for their summer activities, we know we need to pack certain items for their safety: the bug spray to guard against mosquitoes and other pests, sunscreen to protect against burning, water bottles and snacks to keep them hydrated and fed, and maybe a few band aids for those inevitable bumps and bruises. We think automatically about these things because we want to protect our kids and keep them safe from harm. But, we also need to think about other things that could potentially harm them – other people.