They Grow Up So Fast! What Milestones to Watch For In Your Toddler’s Development

Most children go through the same developmental milestones. Yet, each toddler may do them at their own speed, so be careful not to get too upset if your child seems to be lagging behind a bit or is racing through them quicker than normal. Remember it takes kids at both ends to make the norm. Here are some important milestones your child may pass through. 

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Peace and Quiet: 5 Tips for Getting Your Toddler to Sleep Fast

Toddlers are bundles of joy and boundless energy. However, getting them to bed each evening can be a daily battle for many parents. The more exhausted that they are, the more resistant they are to bedtime. Here are some tried and true methods to test out on your toddler:

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Informed Decisions: 5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Child Care Center

Choosing a child care center that suits you and your child’s needs is a nerve-wracking endeavor. After all, this is your baby we’re talking about. You want to be able to leave him or her with qualified, capable caregivers and trust that they’re safe and adequlately cared for each and every day.

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How to Use Driving as the Ultimate High School Motivator

Attending driving school, earning a driver’s license and getting a first car are rites of passage for most teenagers. A driver’s license and a vehicle provide teens with more freedom and independence. They also enable the teen to get to and from a job more easily, and this leads to greater financial independence. Rather than simply providing driving school and a first car to your teen, use these are rewards to motivate your teen to succeed in various ways.

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Birthday Bashes: Throwing Your Kids the Perfect Party

You want to be the perfect parent, so your child needs the perfect birthday party. The trick is to come up with a unique idea that everyone else has not already done while sticking to a budget. Secondly, you need to find the time to accomplish it all. Here are some tips for throwing the perfect birthday party. 

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Why You Should Try Different Cultural Foods with Your Kids

Most children start off only preferring a few different foods. It can be a fight to expand a child’s menu, but it’s worthwhile. If you really want your child to branch out, you may want to try introducing a few cultural dishes that are outside of your typical comfort zone. Doing so can have major benefits for your child.

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What to Do as a Parent When Your Teenager Wants a Motorcycle

Teenagers often develop pastimes. This is totally natural. It can be intimidating for parents to realize, however, that their young teens are interested in hobbies that can be considered rather dangerous by many. If your teenager wants to purchase a motorcycle, you have to take all of the right precautions.

Learn All about Age Limits

It’s important for parents to learn all about age limits that are associated with riding motorcycles. Teenagers who are not even 18 years of age must receive permits for motorcycle use. People must be anywhere between 15 and 16 years old in order to be eligible for permits. Look into your state’s specific age guidelines.

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Teaching Your Kids to be Responsible: Benefits of Getting a Family Dog

Many parents wonder how they can make their child more responsible. For some, getting a family dog can help. Remember, however, that a pet is a big responsibility that should be considered carefully before any decisions are made as you have to assume responsibility to see that children complete chores, play with the pet appropriately and handle the veterinarian bills. Here are some of the ways that owning a pet can teach responsibility. 

Feeding

Dogs should be fed dog food on a regular basis. This is a task that many children can handle even if you have to help them in the beginning. One way that some people have handled the child who does not remember to feed their dog is to not feed the child. The child learns the responsibility of caring for a pet even when it is not convenient for them when they are denied their own food. Of course, as soon as the pet is fed, you will want to feed the child. 

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Beyond Brushing: 4 Ways to Take Your Family’s Dental Hygiene to the Next Level

You have probably been teaching your children since a young age that the best way to maintain good oral health is by brushing and flossing. If you have found that brushing and flossing just aren’t giving you the standard of hygiene that your family longs for, you are in luck. There are a number of lesser-known things that you can do to improve your overall oral hygiene that extends beyond everyday brushing and flossing. 

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How to Throw the Best Birthday Party for Your Child

Your child looks forward to their birthday every year. Their birthday party will be their fondest memory for the rest of the year, so you should do everything you can to make it the best.

Location

Many restaurants, entertainment places, and parks offer special rooms or areas that can be used to host a birthday party. For a small fee, you can book the room in advance to treat your child to a birthday party they’ll love. Before you confirm your down payment on the special venue, be sure to read over the rules for the venue on what you can and cannot do or bring.
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