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Parenting goes beyond providing food, shelter and clothing. Read on to learn more about taking care of yourself while finding ways to connect with, understand, and nurture your child.

Off to a Healthy Start!

You Asked: We Answered We talked to hundreds of parents about what it’s like trying to raise a healthy baby. Parents shared their burning questions, biggest challenges, and best strategies. We know how important the first years are for getting your child off to a...

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Single Parenting

What are some ways to avoid the stress of being a single parent? Single parenthood can bring added pressure and stress to the job of raising children. With no one to share day-to-day responsibilities or decision-making, single parents must provide greater support for...

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Tech Time

With so much access to technology and digital devices (TVs, smart phones, computers, tablets, video games, etc.), parents/caregivers might wonder about the role these tools play in a baby or toddler’s learning and development. Research suggests that when a child uses...

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Don’t Be Afraid

My child seems to be afraid of a lot of things. Should I be worried? From time to time, every child experiences fear. As youngsters explore the world around them, having new experiences and confronting new challenges, anxieties are almost an unavoidable part of...

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Reliving Traumatic Events

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Description: recurrent disturbing memories of a traumatic experience. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) forces people to relive ordeals such as murder, rape, war, accidents and natural disasters. The recollections come in the...

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Babies and toddlers love to play! Sometimes it seems like they want to play all day!  This can be overwhelming and challenging for a parent/caregiver, especially when you many have things to do throughout the day.  So why is it so important for young children to play?...

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Life Isn’t Perfect

We hear that message a lot: "Kids are resilient." We usually hear it when hard things have happened: Divorce Violence in the community Death of a loved one The list goes on… These events can cause a lot of stress for some children, and when kids don't have the right...

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“I’m So Stressed”

In middle childhood, pressures may come from a number of sources-from within the child herself, as well as from parents, teachers, peers and the larger society in which the child lives. Pressure can take many forms that challenge children and to which they must...

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Good Night, Sleep Tight

Babies do not have regular sleep cycles until about 6 months of age. While newborns sleep about 16 to 17 hours per day, they may only sleep 1 or 2 hours at a time. As babies get older, they need less sleep. However, different babies have different sleep needs. It is...

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“Children are supposed to be…”

Watching your child grow and develop new skills is one of the most exciting aspects of being a parent. All parents anticipate and track their child's development, and the majority of the time children meet their milestones on time. However, parents get concerned when...

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Decisions, Decisions…

As pregnancy progresses, you’re confronted with a long list of related decisions, from planning for the delivery to decorating the nursery to choosing a pediatrician. You probably have made many of these decisions already. Perhaps you’ve postponed some others because...

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Goodnight Moon

Infants and young children need 10 to 12 hours of sleep daily in order to support healthy development. Parents also need to feel rested in order to be nurturing and responsive to their growing and active young children. When your child does not get enough sleep,...

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