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Should You Get Your Baby’s Ears Pierced?

For many parents, having a baby girl ahs them looking forward to all things girly. Big pink bows, pretty dresses, sparkly shoes, princess outfits and of course, pierced ears. In many parts of the world, ear piercing is done...

Should Parents Be Limited When Naming Their Child

Just recently in the United States a court ordered a couple that was fighting for custody of their son, to change their child’s name from Messiah – to something else. The Tennessee judge handed down a court order that...

Letting a Baby Cry It Out

For new parents, nothing is more frustrating than a baby who will not sleep. The problem is often compounded by other parents who claim that their little darlings slept through the night from the age of six weeks. When...

The Ferber Method – Letting a Baby Cry it Out

New parents confounded by their baby’s sleeplessness are faced with two schools of thought when they seek advice. The first is espoused by Dr. William Sears, among others. It is referred to as co-sleeping, sharing sleep or the family...

Picking Up Baby or Rocking a Baby to Sleep

New parents face many challenges, among them getting a baby to fall asleep and stay asleep. An even greater challenge for some is deciding which advice to follow when well-meaning relatives and friends chime in with their theories about...

Should Children Sleep in Their Parents Bed?

Of all the things for parents to argue or disagree about, whether or not children should sleep in their parent’s bed can be a ‘deal breaker.’ If mom feels like co-sleeping is fine and cozy and dad is spending...

The Family Bed – Should your Baby Sleep with You?

Want to stir the pot with the new parents you know? Tell them you sleep with your baby. The question of how best to get a baby to sleep is foremost in the minds of every new parent, and...

Maternity Leave – Are you Getting Your Fair Share of Time Off?

The amount of time off a woman gets after having a child varies around the world, but by how much? How much time does/should a new mom get off of work to spend with her new child? Is 6...

Teething and Sleep – Are you Babies Gums Sore?

Is your baby breaking from a sound sleep pattern and suddenly starting to wake through the night? If you’ve ruled out other causes, like a cold or flu, teething may be the problem. The discomfort that teething causes can start...

When is the Best Month to Have a Baby?

Is there a better month of the year to have a baby? Sure, some people prefer to have their babies in the spring so they don’t have to endure hot and humid summers pregnant and swollen. Others, think that...

Maintaining the Peace Between Younger and Older Siblings

It's an age old problem. An older sibling who bullies his or her younger siblings. Even if they aren't bigger, the oldest child almost always thinks they're justified in their tyrannical behavior towards their little brothers and sisters. So, is it ever okay for a younger sibling to fight...

Are My Kids Embarrassed By My Weight or Appearance?

Who knew, right? Motherhood tends to go hand in hand with weight gain. Your 127-pound body gets pregnant and you gain some 30 to 40 pounds (or more) with your first baby. You throw caution to the wind and decide that finally, for once in your life – you...

Letting the Kids Sort it Out – Sometimes it’s Best Not to Interfere

The kids are at it for the eighteenth time today. The battle over who gets to play with the Fairy Barbie, and who is forced to play with the one whose feet have been chewed off is one that has occurred time and again in your home. The real...

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