Parent's swinging a child between them as they walk. Pulling on a child's arm can cause nursemaid's elbow.
    Nursemaid’s Elbow

    Dr. Greene: What an ordeal, indeed. When a joint is out-of-place for that long, it's not unusual for a child to be sore the following day. It's a good sign your son is (thankfully!) again using his ar…

    Toddler playing ball on the grass. Fun springtime outdoor activities for kids.
    Fun Springtime Outdoor Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

    Children are naturally adventurous and love to get out and explore, so you won't have to push and prod them to go outside and engage in some fun activities now that the weather's warming up. While get…

    Two year old boy playing in a cardboard box on a green lawn
    Channeling Energy into Fun with 2 Year Olds

    Oh the 2 year old!  2 year olds are so full of passion that their reputation precedes them.  But when all that curious energy is channeled toward play, the results can be magically fun. Finding activi…

    Red Colander with straws in the holes to show toddler game
    10 Fun Activities for 1 Year Olds

    We love babies!  One of the most rewarding parts of being a mom is watching your baby investigate the world.  They are watching everything and interacting with anything they can get their chubby hands…

    IPAD in Nursery School

    My Kid's Teacher is Using an IPAD in his Nursery School Classroom. Will That Hurt Him? Many early childhood classrooms around the country are beginning to introduce technology into their curriculums. …

    IPAD Tantrum

    My Child Has a Tantrum Whenever I Take The IPAD Away. What can I do to Stop this Behavior? This is a question we hear frequently. In fact, we named our book Toddlers ON Technology to emphasize the add…

    HELP! My Child Wants To Know About Digital Technology – and He’s Only 2!

    As we sat by a computer, my 22 month-old granddaughter uttered her first complete sentence to me. It was: "Grandma, you have to double click." That's when I knew I was in a different universe. And now…

    A MOM’S STORY: Go Ahead, Judge Me

    To say that I was slightly irritated by my under-caffeinated and over-jostled condition that wet winter morning in the overcrowded coffee shop would have been an understatement. Working types elbowed …

    How to turn a Toddler into an Amazing Dinner Guest

    When was the last time you asked your child to dine with you? Probably never if you're like most people. Truth be told, I haven't either. In fact I just had a Mommy/Daughter dinner date with my 7 year…

    Kat Bit Her Tongue

    Kids jump and fall and run and climb and play ? and it's not unusual for me to get called when one of their tongues happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught between chomping teeth. O…

    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones
    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It's becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR's Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and for…

    Surviving Children: Laugh
    Surviving Children: Laugh

    I saved the best post for last! As a mom of a 4 year old, 2 year old and 8 month old, I learned the value of laughter! Laughter is a good medicine. It balms the soul when the waves of anxiety buffet. …

    Young Girl Playing in Outdoors Water
    Skin Damage Starts with Your Child’s First Sun Over-exposure

    It's taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies' skin is softer beca…

    How Green is your Childcare?
    How Green is your Childcare?

    As parents, we consider many factors when selecting a childcare situation for our children ? among them cost, convenience, philosophy, hours and the ratio of caregivers to kids. But how many of us giv…

    Phi Baby Kappa
    Phi Baby Kappa

    We all want our babies to have the best start possible. How much do infant educational videos really help to boost the brain? Each hour of educational baby DVDs or videos that babies watch per day is …

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 3
    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 3

    The Scholar The scholar's story is one of emotional and intellectual growth. Behind the scenes, your baby is gaining, not just strength and coordination, but a deep understanding of the way things wor…

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 1
    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 1

    Introduction The toddler that rushes down the hall calling, "Mommy phone!" is dramatically different from the newborn you held in your arms a moment and an eternity ago. Astonishing and unparalleled g…

    Guess I'll Go Eat Worms
    Guess I’ll Go Eat Worms

    One month after eating an earthworm on a dare, a 16-year-old girl developed a fever and nausea that lasted about 2 or 3 days, along with some mild swelling around her eyes. These symptoms went away, b…

    Where and When Do Children Drown?
    Where and When Do Children Drown?

    Many drowning tragedies are preventable; understanding where and why children drown happens makes it easier to prevent. According to a major study in the July 2001 issue of Pediatrics, infants are mos…

    No More TV?
    No More TV?

    In a startling announcement in August,1999 the American Academy of Pediatrics officially recommended that children under age 2 watch no television at all. They pointed to the importance of face-to-fac…