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Child Care: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Trick or Treating Time! Halloween Safety for...
Before your kids gleefully go trick or treating this year, here are some safety tips you should know to make sure the occasion is spook-tacular!
How Much Should You Pay Your Babysitter?
How much is the going rate for babysitters?
Is It OK to Discipline Someone Else's Child?
Is it OK to discipline other people's children and how would you react if a stranger disciplined your child?
How to Find Childcare Outside of Working Hours
While jobs are increasingly requiring nontraditional hours and days outside the 9-to-5 schedule, child care centers haven't gotten the message. Very few child care businesses operate on weekends and evenings. So, what are families to do?
What Should You Expect to Pay for Daycare?
Cost is always a factor when choosing childcare, so how much can parents expect to pay if they choose a daycare center?
10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Picking a...
You like the location and accept the established rate. What other questions should you ask before making a decision regarding a child care center for your kid? Here are 10 top questions to ask in determining whether the child care provider choice is right for you and your family.
10 Ways to Strengthen the Relationship Between...
Building a positive relationship between parent and child is one that requires work and effort. Here are 10 simple ways to enhance the bond between parent and child.
Top 12 Trends in Child Care
Child care is changing, and most agree it is for the best. What are some of the latest trends in child care and what should parents be looking for when making an all-important child care decision?
Trick or Treat Tips For Parents
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Effective Ways to Stop Your Child from Hitting
Disciplining a toddler is no easy matter. But certain behaviors have to be stopped at once. Hitting is one such behavior. What can you do to put a stop to a child's hitting before someone gets hurt?
7 Ways to Keep Your Kids in Their Own Bed at...
Your children have their own beds. So, why won't they stay in them all night? Here are some tips for helping the transition to bedtime a more smooth one.
Top 10 Things Child Care Providers Want YOU To...
Child care is a profession, not a babysitting service. And, as a business, there are certain things that
25 Essential Questions to Ask a Babysitter...
Before you choose your child's babysitter, consider these all-important questions to ask to feel comfortable and confident in leaving your youngster under someone else's care.
The Perfect Solution When You Need a Last...
Craving for an evening out with your spouse without kids? Or, did the babysitter call in sick an hour before she's due at your home? More and more families are opting for a guilt-free and cancel-proof option of using drop-in child care. As a result, centers are prospering and may be popping up at a location near you!
Top 6 Child Discipline Techniques to Try
Effective discipline is a constant challenge that all parents and anyone who works around kids face. Figuring out the best tactic for an effective disciplinary approach varies from parent to parent. Every kid also responds differently as well, making discipline in itself difficult! Here are some techniques to help you decide approach and then practice what you pick!
Child Discipline - Is Spanking a Child Ever Okay?
You either favor it, or are very strenuously against it. Deciding whether to spank a child as a form of child discipline creates strong emotional response, with little to no common ground. Your age, whether your parents spanked you, and your sense of control over your kids may factor into your belief system as well.
Top 10 Fun Activities for Teaching Fire Safety...
Fire safety does not necessarily need to be a serious or scary topic for kids. The key is for the kids to learn how to escape from a fire safety; not to become scared of being in a fire. By tailoring activities and lessons to the age of the child, lessons can still be taught...while kids have fun in the process.
When Is My Infant Old Enough To Be Placed In...
How old should your infant be before being placed in daycare or a child care setting?
Will Preschool Education Make A Child Ready for...
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10 Tips to Get Your Kids Up and Ready in the...
Getting kids up and ready for the day is one of the chief laments of stressed parents. Do toddlers dawdling, kids not eating, wardrobe fights, and tears and outbursts sound like your morning routine...at least on occasion? Here are ways to de-stress your start of every day.
Is Cost of Child Care Too High?
Does the cost of child care seem high to you? Often, you get what you pay for, and finding high quality child care that also meets your budget can be found.
Top 10 Questions To Ask Your Caregiver
Parents typically want to know everything about their child while they're away from each other, and a conference provides the ideal opportunity. But, what crucial questions should parents ask to get the information they really seek?
8 Fantastic Ways to Stop Kids Fighting
Kids fighting is a child behavior that is listed at the top of undesirable child behaviors. But the child behavior of fighting is common; the key is to know how to deal with and not let it turn into bullying or something worse.
Has Your Child Care Provider Cleared A...
A background check for a child care provider can help you feel more confident that your child is in safe care. Not all providers are obligated to pass an initial or follow up background check. Here are some tips for finding a child care provider you feel confident your child is safe to be around.
Can Daycare Help Lessen Kids' Cancer Risk?
A new study says that kids in childcare build a stronger immunity system, which can help lessen the likelihood of them developing a common form of childhood cancer.
Child Care Providers on Recommended List for...
Much has been written on the flu shot or flu vaccine sprayed into the nostrils and its benefits. But, if you don't fall into the higher risk categories of those recommended to get the seasonal or H1N1 (swine) vaccines, should you anyway? The answer is definitely yes if you are a child care provider.
Is Your Child Happy At Day Care?
Don't just wait to see if your child is happy and content at daycare...plan a visit and see for yourself!
Halloween Tips For Child Care Providers
Here are some Halloween tips for child care providers. Page 3.
Before You Consider a Career in Child Care
Interested in a career in child care? Is it to remain with your own children while earning an income or because you find being with children all day rewarding and enriching. Keep in mind that child care isn't for everyone!
Find Your Next Babysitter with This Funky New...
Want to find a babysitter? Urbansitter.com is a website and app where parents can book babysitters recommended by people they know through Facebook connections. Search sitters by date & time, book jobs, and even pay online.
Top 10 Tips for Teaching Kids About Fire Safety
Child care providers, teachers and parents alike should partner together to teach children of all ages, and especially youngsters, about fire safety. Here are 10 tips for teaching fire safety for kids.
SIDS and Daycare: Parents Should Be Sure...
You as a parent may know about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) but does your babysitter or care provider? There's only one way to find out for certain: ask.
Teach Kids Drug Awareness Early
Kids as young as preschool can benefit from the annual Red Ribbon Campaign that creates drug prevention
When is my child old enough to stay home alone?
: When is my child old enough to stay home alone? Letting an older child stay home while you run a quick
10 Fun (And Inexpensive) DIY Halloween Costumes...
Do-it-yourself ideas for creative, inexpensive and adorable Halloween costume for your baby or toddler
The Pros and Cons of Using a Nanny Cam
More and more folks are using nanny cams in their homes. While it may give peace of mind, you should know the pros and cons.
Child Behavior and Discipline - Calming Sibling...
It's no surprise that a previously only child may start acting out and sometimes downright ugly to parents who are expecting or have just brough home a new baby. The key is to stop those behaviors with some strong child discipline and lay the anxiety to rest.
Choosing a Nanny
Choosing and hiring a nanny can be an overwhelming and confusing experience. Here are some tips of where to start, what is important and how to find the best fit for your family.
Talking Back: Unacceptable Child Behavior Needs...
Talking back is one of those unacceptable child behaviors that unfortunately seems to becoming more common. How do you get it under control...and fast?
6 Ways to Make Your Kids Want to Get Ready in...
Do you dread getting your kids ready in the morning? Here are 6 fun ideas to improve your morning routine, keep everyone happy and get out the door on time.
8 Warning Signs of a Bad Babysitter
Short of using a monitoring system or nannycam that truly captures all activities throughout the home, how do parents really know if the babysitter they've hired to watch their kid is doing a good job? Here are telltale signs to watch for you need to find someone else to watch your kids.
Potty Training a Child in Daycare Takes...
Potty training a child in daycare requires parents and providers to work together. Here are communication tips to make training a successful team effort.
10 Things About Using Grandparents for Child Care
If you're lucky enough to have your child's grandparents living nearby, chances are you've already used them for child care. But whether it is for occasional babysitting or for full-time care while you work, here are things you should consider first.
Kid Behavior: Teach Kids the Art of Inside Voices
Have you ever noticed how most kids have a voice pitch of "loud" and "louder?" Why is it that kids, especially
Teach Kids About the Reasons Behind Saying Sorry
Child experts agree that kids shouldn't be forced to say "sorry" when they do something wrong. However,
Biting Child: What Can Parents Do To Stop A...
What can a parent do to stop the destructive habit of a biting child?
Taking The Bite Out Of A Biting Child
What can a parent do to stop the destructive, painful and socially unacceptable child behavior of a biting child?
Nanny
Mary Poppins she's not. What exactly is a nanny and what job responsibilities does she perform?
Tipping Your Child's Care Provider or Teacher
The holidays and end-of-year are two standard times that many families show their appreciation of their child's care provider, teacher, and even school bus driver with a tip. Should you, and if so, how much?
Top 8 Ways to Advocate for a Child with Special...
How should parents advocate for their child with special needs? Here are top ways to go to bat for your kid.
Reader Reviews: Read or Write About Child Care...
Choosing child care gets easier when you can read about parent reviews about what they think is good (or not). Read about the opinions of others, or write your own child care review for posting. Early childhood educators can also provide courtesy listings of their facilities for inclusion on a state map for easy reference.
Before You Buy Kid Clothes: Comfort, Practicali...
Before you buy clothes for your youngster for daycare or school, there's more you should know besides whether there is a school dress code. Here are suggestions from care providers and educators to ensure happy and comfortable kids!
Top Reasons to Consider Family Child Care
There are many options to consider when choosing child care and family child care remains a preferred choice for many parents.
Questions To Ask A Potential Child Care Provider
You've decided what your looking for in a daycare or child care setting. Now, ask your potential provider these 12 questions to determine whether it's the right fit for you and your family.
Afterschool Child Care - Number of Kids Home...
Millions of kids go home to an empty house after school, and the number of unsupervised kids after 3 p.m. has risen over the past five years.
Teen Babysitters Wanted
Babysitting can be a good way to make money for teenagers, and offers flexibility in terms of hours of locations. Here are tips on what to do to get the job ... and a return sitting gig as well!
Don't Do It! Never Leave Kids In Car Alone
You're just dashing in to pick up a jug of milk, so there's no harm in leaving your child in the car for a minute...right? Wrong! For various reasons, hundreds of kids each year are involved in potentially fatally accidents when left unattended in a vehicle.
When Your Youngster is Let Go from Child Care
You've spent countless hours researching caregivers and child care options, only to find the perfect fit for your family. But the feeling isn't mutual, it seems, after you receive notice that your child is being terminated due to behavioral, academic or even fundamental philisophical concerns. Child providers are entitled to release kids from care, and more and more centers and even in-home providers are doing it to provide a more successful operation overall.
Is Your Kid Too Sick To Attend School or Daycare?
Your youngster says he doesn't feel good. But is your sick kid well enough to go to school or be around other youngsters? How do you know? What symptoms should you look for in your sick kid?
How Do I Stop A Child From Playing With His...
Most kids at a certain stage of develop discover their penis or vagina, otherwise referred to as
Before You Find a Babysitter: Signs You Have...
How do you know that the caregiver you've picked will provide quality care? Before you leave your kids under someone else's care, review these signs you've got the best babysitter.
Before You Decide to Hold Your Child Back from...
Waiting a year to enter start school can help benefit kids throughout the rest of their school years, right? Experts are mixed and their pros and cons to both decisions. In the end, parents typically know best.
12 Best Personalized Teachers' Gifts Under \$25
You absolutely love your child's caregiver or teacher. Here are 12 inexpensive personalized teacher gifts that will show your gratitude.
What is a Mother's Helper and How Does the Job...
What is a mother's helper and is the job different than that of a babysitter or in-home care provider? The answer is yes. Learn what a Mother's Helper does.
The Economy's Impact on Child Care
Today's tough economic times are taking a toll on family budgets, and as a result, some parents are opting to pull their kids out of organized child care. Instead, they are relying on other options, and hoping for the best.
Have A Kid Sleepover That's Fun and Snooze-Worthy
Slumber parties are a rite of passage for growing up with many kids, and having a successful sleepover requires some preparation and planning on the part of parents.
Do men make good child care providers?
There's no doubt that the child care industry is comprised mostly of women, but does that mean men can't be child care providers? Of course not! With the same training, men can become qualified and highly sought-after care providers as well.
10 Things to Ensure Before a Relative Cares for...
What are the pros and cons of having a relative care for your child?
Before You Hire a Babysitter: Questions to Ask...
Before you tell a babysitter or child care provider she's got the job of watching your precious tot, be sure to take the time to ask for and then check out references. Here are things to consider when interviewing references.
15 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe During School...
School breaks give kids and caregivers much-needed refueling time, with relaxed schedules and more play time. During these breaks, however, children may get the impression that rules also have been relaxed, an assumption that can lead to dangerous situations or even accidents. Child safety is just as important during these breaks as when school is in session.
Child Health: Teach Kids to Help Stop Spread of...
There are many good health habits adults can teach kids to help minimize the spreading of germs. The healthy habits should begin at home and then reinforced at a child's care setting or school.
What is Daycare for Kids?
What exactly is daycare for kids and how is it different than other types of care options?
Teaching Kid Independence
As harsh as it sounds, a parent's job is to ultimately make yourself unnecessary. Parenthood means raising children for a world in which they can succeed independent of mom and dad. What can you do to encourage independence?
How Can I Help My Child to Feel Included at...
Kids often don't want to talk about it, but being excluded at child care or school can have a life-long impact. Parents can help and may need to make some decisions for their child if the problem doesn't get resolved.
Tips For Saving Money On A Daycare Budget
Many care providers charge a supply fee each year for children; others factor in materials into their weekly or monthly costs. But supplies are expensive, and whether it is a separate fee or not, smart shopping is imperative to make those dollars stretch as far as possible. And parents can--and should--help out as well. Here are some tips for saving money on a daycare budget.
Child Discipline - Do Time-Outs Really Work...
Whether time-outs are effective discipline depends on how they are used, who you ask, and how you apply the discipline.
Top 12 Kid Gifts Made Quick and Easy!
Your child's class is exchanging token gifts for a special occasion or holiday, or your kid's care provider, coach or teacher wants each parent to contribute something special to be placed in a goodie bag. What can you do and how much should you spend? With a little creativity, you can create a memorable gift from the heart without spending much dough. Here are gift ideas for under $1 each.
Parent Teacher Conference: Make The Most Of...
Talking with your child's teacher by scheduling a parent teacher conference in a non-threatening, non-hurried setting is the best way to find out information that can enhance your child's learning and growth.
State-Funded Preschool Programs Lacking
A difference of a few miles can mean whether a child has access to a high-quality, state-funded preschool program such as Head Start, according to a new study by the National Institute for Early Education Research. The complete report is available online.
Night Nannies Provide Exhausted New Parents...
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Fire Safety for Kids Should Be A Year-Round...
Fire Safety should be observed year-round and adults should constantly reinforce fire safety lessons to kids. The holidays create increased risk for fires, and children should know what to do in the unlikely event of a fire in their home or child care setting.
Your Child Hates Pre-School: What Can You Do?
Your child hates pre-school. What can a parent do?
Tyrant Toddler Behavior
Toddler behavior like temper tantrums, fits, and all-around bad behavior can make a toddler seem like the boss. Here are ways to help toddlers overcome the terrible terrors of misbehaviors.
Top 10 Tips when Going Public with Kids
The public beastly behavior can start when your child is just under a year or age and continue, well, for what seems like an eternity! Taking your youngsters with you on public outings is as much feared as it is often a necessity. That's because trips to stores, businesses, restaurants, and other public places can bring out unbecoming behavior in your kids. Here are ways to tame that beast-like behavior.
Connect With Kids By Volunteering At School/Day...
Student achievement and confidence are closely tied to positive parental involvement in a student's education. So, how do you get involved? Easily. Here's how.
Toy Donations: Be Sure Items Are Worth Sharing
Kids outgrow toys as they change and grow, but gently-loved toys are always appreciated by those less fortunate. Other key toy donation times include following Christmas and birthdays, when duplicate or unwanted/underappreciated toys and items are sometimes received. But before you send them off to charity, please be sure that the toys are worthy of sharing and are in guarantee of a smile on a child's face.
Book It! Reading Activities Make It A Joy For...
Reading should never be a bore! Reading activities can be built into part of summer's fun activities...parents, child care providers, and day care centers just need to be creative on how reading activities are built into the day!
Before You Hire A Babysitter: What You Should...
Regardless of whether you work inside or outside the home, occasions exist when a babysitter is necessary. The teen down the street is anxious to earn some extra cash, but is she right for your child? Or, is the retiree a better option? Here are some tips to help you choose a sitter that will result in a safe outing for all.
3 Areas Your Child Needs Consistency
Children need routine to develop security and grow. Sleeping, eating and discipline are 3 areas where children need consistency. All caregivers should follow the same routine and remain consistent for the benefit of the child.
Do You Need to Pay Employment Taxes for Your...
Are families accountable for paying in Social Security, Medicare taxes and to file IRS Schedule H for teenage babysitters? The IRS has an answer to that.
Peaceful Images Child Development, Lancaster,...
Parent review of Peaceful Images Child Development
Safety Tips: Parents Should Prepare Kids For...
Not a week goes by when there is not a news report or alert concerning an abducted or missing youngster. What safety tips can parents do to help ensure their loved one is out of danger?
When Kids Fail
No parent likes to see his or her child fail. Failure, however, can be transformed into a learning experience that actually improves your child’s ability to succeed in the future.
What is a Family Care Provider?
What is a family child care provider and how is that different than an au pair or a babysitter?
Quality Family Time: It's All In The Balance!
Enjoy and interact with your child's friends. Yes, really! Letting kids "hang out" at your place gives
Top 10 Considerations When Evaluating Your...
What better time than now to revisit your child's caregiver and child care setting to ensure your choice remains what is best for your child and your family?
Born to Be Bad?
Is your child born to be bad? Research says genes may be a key factor in kids being born to be bad to the bone. But that doesn't mean that kids with a tendancy to be troublesome aren't held to their behavior; parents are still responsible for modeling and instilling good behavior.
How Can I Get My Employer to Offer Child Care...
Employers CAN help support the cost of child care, and often it doesn't cost them a dime. Here are ways to ask your employer to help.
Parenting Tip: Use Caution When Labeling Kid's...
Writing your child's name on personal items and clothing helps return the commonly left possessions back to your often forgetful kid. But, use caution when labeling these items; prominent identification could make your child a target.
What Is Fifth Disease?
: What Is Fifth Disease? : Fifth Disease is a contagious viral illness commonly spread among children,
More School Districts Offering Child Care as...
More school districts are beginning to offer child care as a perk to keep teachers of young children working and happy.
When Drop and Go Becomes Drop and Run
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Can a Child Care Provider be Exempt from Being...
Not all providers are required to have child care licensing. Child care providers who are not licensed, however, do not receive inspections for health and safety and may have different staffing and ratios, training, and experience. But, child care licensing may not be needed in all cases.
Top 10 Tips for Keeping Toddlers Safe and Sound
They're everywhere and into everything, and toddlers are injury prone and adventure bound. So, how do you keep your fearless adventurers out of harm's away during these curiosity-driven, no-bounds times on the go? Here are top tips for keeping toddlers safe and sound.
Teaching Our Youth to be Environmentally...
Earth Day isn't the only day kids should learn about environmental awareness and conservation practices. With frightening news like global warming occurring more quickly than anyone initially thought, the time to get young kids to develop a social conscious is now. Hurry!
Consider Options, Priorities Before Selecting...
Nobody said finding a child care provider who is right for your family would be easy. But with so many choices out there, there is bound to be an child care provider option that is right for you and your family. Here are quality child care options to consider and considerations to narrow the search.
Top 10 Tips To Make Potty-Training A Success!
Reaching the decision to begin potty training is the easy part. The tougher one is tackling it successfully so the end result pleases both parent and child. Here are some tried-and-true tips.
Head Lice and School Means It's Nitpicking Time
Head lice - Schools and child care settings are prime opportunities for head lice. And while head lice sound disgusting, the probably is high that a great majority of kids will have the unfortunate experience of being infested with them at least during their school years. Luckily, they are pretty easy to treat.
Montessori Education
What is the difference between traditional education and Montessori practice?
Check Your Childcare's License
Does your daycare have the state-required child care license? Is it current? Check and be sure.
Child Behavior: Writing Thank-You Notes
Good manners is something that should be emphasized by parents and child care providers alike, and it's never too soon to start. Teaching kids to give thanks by writing thank you notes is a gesture that should be taught, and kids should understand that expressing gratitude is a part of opening presents.
Payment Systems May Mean More Timely Pay, Less...
Writing checks to pay for child care is quickly becoming a thing of the past at many daycare centers. Problems with bounced checks coupled with the hassle of weekly payments has led many family and day care providers to go to systems like debit cards or even recurring charge agreements. For subsidized child care, laborious paperwork and tracking may also be a thing of the past, as some states are taking it a step further by instituting a new e-childcare solution.
Kid Play Date Protocol
Having a successful play date for all kids and parents involved can require planning and communication. Here are important protocols to note to help everyone leaves happy!
Career in Child Care - Loving Kids Isn't Enough...
Tough economic times often lead to an increase in the number of people opting to become child care providers. Sometimes, it is due to a parent losing a job; othertimes, it is because the cost of daycare is too much on an already-stretched household budget. But a career in child care involves much more than simply loving kids!
Amazing Grace: Tips For Teaching Child Manners
Children today are generally less respectful and demonstrate less good manners than children of previous generations. Teaching a child manners is important so that kids learn respect and tolerance in a diverse world, while at the same time able to succeed socially in any situation. Here are tips for getting started.
Top 10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing Child Care
Many parents pick the wrong child care, or even type of care, and then wonder why their child is unhappy. Avoid these pitfalls when choosing care for your child, and everyone in the family will be happier because of it.
Child Health - Germiest Places Your Kids Visit
Of course, you know germs lurk about everywhere, but did you know that the playground is among the top offenders? It's true! Here are top places with lots of germs that your child is exposed to. The answer, of course, is careful hand washing and using hand sanitizer.
Top 10 Ways Care Providers Can Express That...
Special occasions are not the only time child providers can utilize to promote their adoration for kids in their care. Caregivers can show their lovin' feeling toward their charges through special notes, attaboys (and attagirls), photo creations, and other memorable keepsakes. Here are top ways to show kids you care. And, parents, take note: these ideas work just as great for creative ways to tell your own kids you love 'em!
Learn the Signs of Special Needs and Act Early
A chubby-cheeked cherub doesn't mean parents shouldn't watch for slow development or special needs. Many developmental delays can be recognized early to allow children to begin receiving therapy/treatment prior to entering school, and parents should learn the signs and act early.
How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?
Children with asthma need proper support in child-care settings to keep their asthma under control and be fully active. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has developed a checklist for parents to use to find out how well their child's care setting assists children with asthma.
Killer Bug: Staph Outbreaks Prompt More...
A number of deadly cases from MRSA (commonly known as staph) infections is changing the ways schools,
Online Babysitting Services Can Be A Click Away
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Do You Do Your Child's Homework?
So much for teaching kids responsibility and learning reinforcement. A new survey says that more than 40 percent of parents nationwide do their child's homework.
Discipline - Is it Okay to Discipline Another...
Who hasn't witnessed an out-of-control child whose parents are nowhere in sight? When should you discpline other people's children and when should you stay silent? The answer can be complex and stressful.
Top 10 Tips to Find Quality Child Care: Parents...
Quality child care abounds in most areas: the key is knowing where to look and what to look for. An important first step is determining what type of child care is right for your family. Quality child care options can include day care, in-home child care, nannies, au pairs, pre-school, and even you as the provider. Check out these options!
Can We Talk? Tips on How to Talk to Kids &...
Seemingly overnight, your kids who previously were NEVER quiet suddenly have nothing to say. Consider these parenting tips on how to talk to kids to keep the lines of communication open and to know what's going on in your child's world.
The Great Day Care Debate
Does day care make kids behave badly? Are their social skills more advanced, or are they just more mean? Do kids in day care have great vocaulary scores? Does the quality of child care make a difference when kids enter school? Welcome to the great day care debate.
What to Ask When Choosing Daycare for Your Child
Whether it's an Parents Day Out offering, a church-based part-time care preschool program, or choosing a full-time daycare for your child, picking the right care setting takes time. Here are some quick questions to ask to get you thinking about the right answer!
Top Kid Behaviors to Stop Now
No kid is a perfect angel all the time, but there are certain behaviors that aren't acceptable or appropriate at child care! Here are behaviors to put a stop to...now!
Which sports are best for my child with asthma?
Are some sports better than others for a child with asthma? Of course, and your child's daycare or school should be aware of asthma triggers when planning physical activities.
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Are today's kids too stressed out?
Are we raising a generation of stressed-out kids? Sadly, the answer seems to be yes. Family dynamics, money concerns, social issues, and academic pressures seem to be the culprits.
Preschools Can Help With Sibling Jealousies
When a new baby enters the scene, older brother or sister may not welcome the new arrival like mom or dad hoped. Preschools/daycares can do lots to help out the situation.
Keeping Kids Safe Around Cars
Protecting kids around cars and while backing out of driveways or parking lots requires full motorist attention. Here are tips to ensure driveway child safety for kids to avoid needless tragedies.
Starting School: Surviving & Thriving Takes...
Whether your child is in pre-school, daycare, or has started school, not only surviving--but thriving--the school year is a one that takes planning and family teamwork.
Limes, Grapefruit and Even Celery Don't Mix...
Many of us enjoy a limeade or lemonade, savoring the last enjoyment of sucking on the fruit slices. But before you head out into the sun, be sure to carefully wash your hands and around your face or else you might end up with what appears to be a case of poison ivy or bad sunburn.
What should you do when uninvited siblings/gues...
You're on a limited budget and pay per child for your youngster's birthday party. Everything is set until some invited guests are accompanied by uninvited siblings. What should you do?
Deaths Rise of Kids Accidentally Left in Car
When temperatures rise, so does the the likelihood of kids accidentally left behind in a carseat and dying from heat exhaustion. Parents and relatives aren't the only ones who forget their youngsters; child care providers have also accidentally left kids behind.
Reclaim Your Family Time for a Happier Home
Are family members becoming like strangers, meeting each other coming and going on a daily basis? Here are ways to reclaim quality family time.
Top 7 Parenting Books: Reading Suggestions...
Parenting books - Looking for some parenting books about raising children and child care services? Here are some suggestions for helpful reads on this subject.
Choose A Daycare That's Right for Your Child
Choosing a quality day care program that is right for your child can be a challenge. There are so many options--each with different philosophies, structure, staffing, programs, costs and hours. How do you make an informed decision?
How Can I Help My Child Adjust To Daycare?
We all feel anxious when put in a new situation, and starting your child in a new daycare is no different. Parents can help alleviate some of the jitters that are normal in a new environment by following these tips.
How Can I Find Good Quality In-Home Child Care?
Finding good quality child care isn't always easy, especially with a parent highly concerned about safety (and who isn't nowadays?). Providers offer suggestions.
Top 10 Tips For A Successful Conference
The parent-caregiver conference is set. What should you as a parent do to ensure the meeting is meaningful and positive?
Should My Child Get The New Meningitis Vaccine?
A new meningitis vaccine is being recommended for preadolescents (ages 11-12) or as students enter high school or head off to college. The newly-approved vaccine helps protect against meningococcal disease.
Child health and safety: What you should know...
If your child hits her head but doesn't lose consciousness and seems okay, is she? Maybe or maybe not. Here's what else to watch for.
Child Safety - Child Suffocation Dangers Aren't...
It's by no means a new health concern, but child suffocation dangers are once again making the headlines. As more individuals downsize their homes or raise a family in cramped quarters, bed safety and the risk of child suffocation may be on the rise.
How Do I Start A Playgroup?
: How Do I Start A Playgroup? I've just moved to a new area and would love to start a neighborhood playgroup.
When a Kid Damages a Tooth
Child care providers, coaches and parents alike: take note! What do you do when a child chips or knocks out a tooth? Here are important steps to take to try and minimize the damage.
Table Manners for Kids
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