The Power of Pretend Play

Every day when my two little girls get home from preschool they ask if they can watch their Kindles. Since we recently banned YouTube in our house (thanks Momo), if allowed, they’ll be binge on Netflix kids for an hour or so until it’s time for dinner. It’s one of their favorite pastimes, as well as mine, so I tend to have a harder time saying no than their mother. But I do say no. As often as I’m able. Why? Because I want them to do something else instead. Something I loved doing as a child. I want them to pretend.

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Baby’s first year: How infants develop

Moms are always looking to keep up with the next milestones of their children.To make this a little easier, we have made a guide on what milestones they should reach at different ages, so you can keep a check that they are on the right track developmentally. Of course, not all children are the same, and they might reach a milestone earlier or later than the usual timeline. If your baby takes a little longer to reach a milestone, it shouldn’t cause worry if they seem to be on the right track overall. Some babies just need a little extra time.

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Tricking kids into eating their veggies!

“I don’t like that” screams your child when you put the tiny tree shaped vegetable in front of her on the plate. Sometimes trying to get my children to eat a well-balanced diet to include veggies is a chore in itself. My children range from teenager to toddler and I feel like I have learned a lot about getting my children to eat vegetables between my first and youngest child. I want to share the knowledge I have gained to other parents who may be struggling as well. So here are some tips to help out my fellow parents.

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Is Baby Sleeplessness Linked To Mental Health Issues?

A sleepless baby can lead to immense strain and pressure on parents. Many people might simply pass the comment that sleeplessness in babies is expected and often disappears after a while. However, studies have now shown that severe sleeplessness in babies might actually be a sign of mental health issues to come. Being a parent is stressful, there always seems to be so much that can go wrong, so staying on top of everything, while dealing with extreme tiredness, can almost be impossible at times.

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Screentime for Babies and Toddlers – What You Need To Know

This might seem like a question of our modern times, but people began asking it in the 1950s when TV became a household item in the US. Of course in those days children’s programming was practically non-existent, so the question garnered little traction. Nowadays things have significantly changed with dedicated kiddo channels on TV and on-demand services such as YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon which stream children’s content 24 hours day.

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