Check out these videos with great tips for parents from child development experts and real moms and dads. Whether you're trying to find the best discipline strategy, dealing with picky eaters, or searching for the perfect nighttime routine, our parent guides will help you find the answers to your questions.
Food Allergies: Helping Your Child Cope|
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Family Dinners: 4 Tips To Make Them Better
It's not easy getting everyone to the dinner table at the same time, but more research shows that family meals can help kids do better in school and avoid risky behaviors and prevent obesity and eating disorders. The key according to a recent study in the Journal of Adolescent Health is frequency,do better in school and avoid risky behaviors and prevent obesity and eating disorders . The key according to a recent study in the Journal of Adolescent Health is frequency, the more the better. So how can your busy family get into a routine? Here are a few ideas. Don't stress about cooking something fancy. Let the meal be the easy part. Make double batches of turkey chili on the weekend or pick up a rotisserie chicken and make a salad, even breakfast or dinner. Invite your kids to help plan the menu and maybe even shop or help
Back to School: Advice for Every Grade
You may be wondering what to expect of the new school year. Here's back-to-school advice for grades K to 5 from moms who've been there.but fifth grade is the time when they're really getting ready for middle school . And middle school is all about independence. -I think as a parent, just sort of encourage that they keep their homework together. They don't forget their books at school. You're not supposed to go back after school if they forgotten their science homework. That's their problem. And so it's really hard as a parent 'cause I wanna say in the morning, "All right, you didn't get your library book right back." I zipped my mouth 'cause this is all training for middle school .
Back to School Advice: Nighttime Routine
Getting the kids to bed on time after homework, dinner, and showers can be a challenge. Here are some great tips for a smooth nighttime routine.put the lights down low, a lot of-- not a lot of loud noises , and he watches something that's very mellow like Curious George , not a lot of screaming, loud action cartoons. And he unwinds and mellows out, and then he goes to sleep between 8:30
Back to School Advice
-I think that the best advice I give myself and would give to others is just take a breath and get to know and listen to your own child and take what works and leave the rest. -Don't sweat the small stuff. If they want to wear shirt with stripes and pants with stripes going the opposite way, that'sleave the rest. -Don't sweat the small stuff. If they want to wear shirt with stripes and pants with stripes going the opposite way, that's okay. Just like silly little things like that that they don't
Back to School Advice: Morning Routine
Hoping for seamless mornings this back-to-school season? These parents have some great advice for a stress-free morning routine.night before. Have their snacks prepared and ready in time, set the breakfast table the night before, make their lunch the night before, and have their backpacks ready to go the night before. And no morning TV. -To have a calm routine in the morning, what we try to do is make sure there's plenty of time. Because at that, you know, at 7 or 8 years old, they're kinda slow and distracted easily. So, we try to make sure there's plenty of time, but we kinda set to the same routine. So, it's you know, dressing first, breakfast second, brushing hair , brushing teeth last, and then we're out the door. -My advice is put the responsibility on your third grader. They are old enough
Picky Eaters: 3 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating
Like most households, every family member has a different palate. In fact, some pediatricians say food battles top the list of parental headaches. If you find yourself wrangling with your child over mealtime, here are a few strategies to help. Number 1: Be patient. Kids' tastes change over time.of 2 and 6 can be the most finicky according to the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Eventually, they'll move beyond this stage. Second: Institute the one polite bite rule. She has to take a little taste of food she says she doesn't like, and hopefully they'll grow on her. Also, be a role model . Doctors say fights over food often occur because kids want what mom or dad is having. So if they see you eating
Healthy Snacks: Why Kids Need to Snack
Snacks are not only fun treats, they're also essential for a healthy lifestyle. Find out why your kids need to snack.snacks that taste good so they'll actually eat it. Whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables can be a slam dunk especially if they're cut up in fun shapes. On the go, keep your child's backpack or your purse stocked with apple slices, sugar-free dried fruit or nuts and seeds so they have something to munch on when they need it. And talk to your child about how healthy foods fuel their bodies. One large apple and one kid-size handful of M&M's both have roughly 110 calories. Ask your child which one
Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids
Back to school means back to packing lunches, but this year, it doesn't have to be the same old, same old. Just a few small changes can reap big nutritional benefits. So, let's start with the all-American PB & J, white bread, grape jelly, and peanut butter a classic. Swap in jam made from wholeBack to school means back to packing lunches, but this year, it doesn't have to be the same old, same old. Just a few small changes can reap big nutritional benefits . So, let's start with the all-American PB & J, white bread, grape jelly , and peanut butter a classic. Swap in jam made from whole fruit to cut down on sugar and add fiber. Try a less-processed nut butter
Healthy Breakfast: 3 Quick Meals for Kids
A healthy breakfast is usually sacrificed on an hectic morning. Here are 3 quick and healthy meals for kids.keep them fresh in the fridge by storing them with a damp paper towel in an airtight container . For an alternative to plain old toast, try frozen whole grain waffles. Top them with unsalted nut butters or raisins or low-fat cream cheese . Sliced bananas and blueberries taste good, too. And parfaits always seem fancy. You can make these in advance. Layer non-fat yoghurt with