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Lessons abound when a new baby arrives, whether they come in the form of unexpected good will or hard-earned victories.  Often times, new moms feel anxious and scared on not knowing what to do when the baby arrives. 

To breastfeed or use formula is one of the first decisions you'll make as a parent (but it definitely won't be your last). No matter which choice you decide to make, it's always worth exploring your options, and the purpose of today's post is to help you explore all the amazing benefits of breastfeeding specifically. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding gives newborns the ideal amount of proteins, vitamins, and antibodies that allow them to grow. Keep reading to see the seven top benefits of breastfeeding that every parent should know about. Some may even surprise you.

Throughout childhood, children face changes at home and at school. These changes can be small and go unnoticed, or they can be life-changing. Beginning preschool or kindergarten is a transition that holds many changes for children. The importance of parents' involvement in their child’s transition from home to school cannot be stressed enough. With the support of a caring parent, this transition can be a positive experience for a child, giving him or her a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment.  Here are a few tips on helping your child make a successful transition from home to school:

June is Potty Training Awareness Month. When it’s time to ditch the diapers, we want to help you make it a smooth transition. Check out some potty training tips below:

Here are eight things you can do every day to help your child learn your family’s language and become successful in school:

You can help your child’s language skills by talking, reading, and singing with him or her every day. It’s easy to do and can make a big difference in how your child learns and grows!  It’s never too early to start talking, reading, and singing with your baby. 

When you have bits of cereal in your hair or you’re listening to the wails of a tiny person who refuses to get in the car, the term “Positive Parenting” may make you grit your teeth and roll your eyes.  

Being the parent of a young child is an intensely emotional experience. There is the pure pleasure of cuddling, nuzzling, playing, laughing, exploring, and delighting in your baby’s daily growth and discoveries. And then there are the challenges—the moments of stress, anger, frustration, and resentment—at not knowing what a baby’s cry means and how to calm her, at the totally irrational demands of a toddler, or at the aggressive behavior of an older child toward a new baby. These experiences naturally evoke strong feelings that can be hard to handle. 

Child abuse is more than physically hurting a child.  Be aware of the various forms of child abuse to help keep children safe. Here are the following forms of abuse and examples for each.

If you're trying to teach your child about respect, here are ten suggestions that may prove helpful.

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