Five Ways to Cope Effectively with Toddlers
Toddlers can be challenging but understanding why they act and react as they do can make the daily interactions with one far more pleasant and productive. Here are five tips to a happier and healthier toddler from author Paul Holinger, MD.
Don't Get Saddled With Periodontal Disease During Pregnancy
A whopping 30% of pregnant women get periodontal disease which has been associated with preterm delivery (before 37 weeks), low birth weight (less than 2500 grams), poor obstetrical outcomes, pregnancy loss, late miscarriage and preeclampsia, especially in populations comprised of people who have very limited access to dental care. Preterm birth rate has been reported to be 11.2% in women without periodontal disease compared to 28.6% in women with moderate to severe disease. Find out what you can do to prevent this disease!
Mothers and PMS
Since becoming a mom, I've begun experiencing more intense PMS. Is this normal? And what can I do? Nurture Mom columnists Rick Hanson, Ph.D., and Jan Hanson, L.Ac. answer this difficult question.
Dating with Children: Are You Ready?
Life as a single parent has trials, but it also provides tremendous opportunities to teach your children important life lessons about communication, healthy relationships, and the power of family. Learn more from author Mary Jayne Rogers Ph.D.
Banish Common Parenting Myths
As if it isn't challenging enough to raise children, most parents believe myths that make them feel confused and inadequate. These horrible myths can spoil the joy of raising your children. By acknowledging that these myths exist in your life, you take the first step towards eliminating them. Here are a few of the most common parenting myths.
Creating a Beautiful Nursery with Hand-Me-Downs
When decorating a baby's nursery, there's no need to spend a lot of money on expensive new furnishings and accessories. Many gently-used baby items can be easily found and utilized, which not only saves money, but can add a unique and one-of-a-kind look to the room. It can also be a great way use family heirlooms and add a personal touch to the room.
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