Being a first-time parent can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Read on to learn tips on diapering and bathing your baby.

You've gone through pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and now you're ready to go home and begin life with your baby. Once home, use these tips to help you, as a first-time parent, feel confident about caring for your newborn.

Did you know that using hands-on activities is one of the best ways for children to learn? Research shows that children who are taught using hands-on teaching methods do better in school than those who are not.

“Among the most sacred gifts you can give your child is the gift of health…”

--- Dr. Rand Olson

Every parent wants a healthy child. Below are some tips to take to insure the health of your child is grand. 

Life passes us by quick enough as it is. Let your child be a child, regardless of how old they are. To help make sure your child isn’t robbed of their youth, here are several tips you can follow, one for each day of the week to think about.

At this time of year we tend to expect “best behavior” from our children.  Instead we get tears and tantrums, sulking and defiance. With friends and relatives around, our parenting is on display and our desire to be seen as good parents with perfectly behaved children makes everything harder.

Here’s a check list to help you avoid your worst Christmas nightmare and fill you and your family with festive cheer instead.

Too often, accidents involving children and toys occur and may result in eye injuries. Each year, thousands of children age 14 and younger suffered serious eye injuries, even blindness, from toys. There are three important ways you can protect your child's eyes from injuries while playing with toys...

Parents, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Use this holiday to talk to children about the importance of giving back and teach social-emotional learning concepts like gratitude and empathy.

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. They learn more from you at home and in their preschool years than they will any other time in their life. How your child grows and develops in these years will affect their later development in life.

Ever had a question or concern about what your child should be doing at a certain age?  See below for developmental milestones that your child should reach at each age.

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