Preschooler Nutrition (birth to age 6) - Full of information on serving sizes and number of servings recommended of various foods. Link to other sites offering more in-depth information to keep your family healthy also.
Child Growth Charts (birth to age 20) - Curious or concerned about your child's growth pattern? Plot height and weight on the same growth chart used by your doctor for boys and girls from birth to 20 years of age (separate charts for infants and children) as a fun addition to the baby book.
- Have you heard rumors that one of your baby's items has been recalled? Are you concerned about your houseplants being toxic? Do you know the various features and standards for car seats? Answer your safety questions at the
Child Safety Page.
A work in progress: Toddlers (12-24 months)
Mental Health - Nutrition as a Common Sense Alternative to Medications and Labels - by Scott M. Shannon, MD, author of Please Don't Label My Child: Break the Doctor-Diagnosis-Drug Cycle and Discover Safe, Effective Choices for Your Child's Emotional Health - Dr. Shannon offers intriguing information supporting the use of good nutrition in lieu of potentially harmful medications as a way of treating various child mental health disorders.
New Child Psychiatry: A Vision of Hope - by Scott M. Shannon, MD, author of Please Don't Label My Child: Break the Doctor-Diagnosis-Drug Cycle and Discover Safe, Effective Choices for Your Child's Emotional Health - A more in-depth article with a case study than Nutrition as a Common Sense Alternative (above) illustrating Dr. Shannon's findings of the relationship between nutrition and child mental health.
Bath Time Fun - Creative ideas to entice your little one into the tub
Preschool Craft Recipes - Great preschool craft recipes that are easy to make and non-toxic for your preschooler. Includes a wonderful play dough recipe!
Child Learning Articles:
Preschool Educational Philosophy - by Gina Moore, owner of Mommy Nature's Preschool
Reading with Children - by Gina Moore, ideas to locate quality books for children as well as ideas to keep your reading with your child every day!
Why Mnemonics are so Effective - by Judy Parkinson ~ Using suggestions pulled from her helpful book, i before e (except after c), Judy helps parents help their children remember confusing spellings and decode various other language problems.
Home & Family:
Ten Ways to Green Your Home and Family - Written by Nancy H. Taylor, the author of Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community, gives wonderfully simple ideas to help us all become greener.
Toddler-Proofing Your Computer - These comprehensive tips from Sound Feelings show simple steps to prepare computers for toddlers or young children. This tutorial is for toddlerproofing or childproofing your hardware but at the same time it will give kids an incredible opportunity to develop computer literacy. Some people may want to customize a dedicated PC just for toddlers and this information will show you ways to make this technology baby-safe.
The author of
The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child
helps you grab your parenting tools to empower your child to bust
bullies by understanding their fears and "fighting back".
Controlling Interruptions and Teaching Patience by Elizabeth Pantley - Some great ideas to help your child learn when it's appropriate to interrupt and when it's not.
Five Ways to Develop a Healthy Self Concept in Your Child - Patrysha helps parents follow an easy-to-remember 5 step plan aimed at building up your child's self-concept/self-esteem. Also included on this page is 101 Ways to Praise a Child.
by Mark Penn and
Kinney Zalesne, authors of Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes
of how microtrends
in our society can have huge impacts on our culture.
Positive Discipline & Proactive Measures to Control Tantrums, Fussing,
Whining by Elizabeth Pantley - Author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution
offers thoughtful tips on encouraging positive behavior from your
Setting Limits and Using Consequences by Joe Sky-Tucker - Okay, in Realville, you can't ALWAYS parent with a "yes" face on. Check out this sensible plan for disciplining in a positive way. "There is a rule when working with children called the ‘20 to 1 Rule’. That means 20 positive interactions with a child for every 1 negative one..."
Inspirational/Humorous takes on
Give Children the Gift
of your Time - It's too easy to get
caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Add to that the
holiday season and it's surprising that our lives continue functioning!
For an inspirational view of what is important, read an essay by Gayle
Geisenheimer, the owner of
Mom's Letter to Santa - A humorous, yet humble, request from Mom to the only one that may be able to grant her wishes.
You Know You're a Breastfeeding Mother When...by Lisa Anne Selvidge -- A delightful look at the pros of breastfeeding set in a practical, inspirational tone.
Why God Made Moms - Written by second grade students, this humorous article shares insight from the honesty of children about their mothers.
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