Monthly Archives: May 2022
Posted: May 05, 2022Categories: Mom Tips, Sleep, Parenting, Bringing Home Baby
When your kids have trouble sleeping, it not only can disrupt your own sleep as a parent but also lead to moodiness, clumsiness, and other issues caused by poor sleep. Here are some basic steps to take that should help your child to sleep more soundly.
Examine Your Routine
Bedtime routines are one of the most integral factors in successful sleep for children. You don't have to know how to fold a fitted sheet to know how to have a good bedtime routine. Bedtime routines can be very simple. An effective routine may be as simple as brushing teeth, using the toilet, putting on clean pajamas, and getting tucked into bed. You can always add things such as reading a story, rubbing your child's feet or back, or having a small cup of water. Just make sure to keep activities slow and mellow in order to promote a relaxed brainwave
Posted: May 05, 2022Categories: Family Health, Allergies
The link between moisture/humidity and allergies is well documented. For example, moisture encourages the growth of mold, both indoor and outdoor. Dust mites also love humid air. All these could trigger allergies, and we all know that can make one’s life very difficult.
Transracial adoption is far from a new phenomenon, especially in the United States. However, as transracial adoptions become more mainstream — now making up 44% of all adoptions — parents and social workers are increasingly recognizing the prevalence of racism and microaggressions, even in the most well-meaning families.
Posted: May 04, 2022Categories: Mom Tips, Family Health, Parenting
Iconic children’s show host, Mr. Rogers, said it best: children who are taught kindness in early childhood have tools for healthier relationships and personal success later in life. Rather than focusing solely on getting good grades and doing well in activities/sports, kids from an early age should be taught kindness and compassion.
Posted: May 03, 2022Categories: Parenting, Special Needs
Everyone experiences fatigue, but parents of special needs children often experience this to a greater degree. Caring for these kids can present physical, mental and emotional stresses that can directly cause exhaustion. Admitting that your children’s care can feel burdensome at times doesn’t mean you don’t love your kids; it just means that you are a human with limitations. So use the following information from Woombie to help recognize and treat signs of fatigue that can show up in even the most selfless and dedicated of parents.
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