Nurse, mom, and founder of HiFiveBaby, Nancy Shaw shares doctors’ recommendations for new parents eager to explore the world through their newborn’s eyes.
When we were growing up, we spent summers outside, enjoying the warm sunshine and cool lemonade. Today, on the other hand, more kids are spending summers indoors on sofas, watching TV or playing video games. If your kids prefer having fun that way, rather than playing outside, stay with us. Here are some summer activities […]
Parenting today is not like it was when we were growing up. The world has changed. There’s widespread violence, constant distractions, an overabundance of information and people, and dwindling resources. For our kids to thrive in this world, it’s up to us to make them stronger — intellectually, socially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. As parents, […]
Anxiety disorders can be hard to deal with as an adult, but when your child is diagnosed with one, it can be quite scary. Anxiety symptoms are becoming more and more common in school-aged children, recorded in 10-20% of students and 18% of the general population. While it can take some effort on your part, […]
How many car accidents have affected your commute in your lifetime? How many near misses have you had? Car collisions happen all the time. Traffic accidents claim over a million lives and injure up to 50 million people worldwide every year. And they’re still a leading cause of injury and death among our children. If […]
Music is an art enjoyed by all cultures at all points in life, but it begins before birth. Just as it may take years to understand the nuances of a painting or the flavors of a fine meal, music comprehension takes time to develop. Between birth and ten years of age is the time when […]
As parents, it’s difficult to see our kids struggle, especially with their peers. Here are helpful tips to give our kids the confidence and social skills to make new friends.
For parents, it can seem like time flies by in the blink of an eye. Between the appointments, the school trips, and the electronic distractions, it’s easy to not exactly be “present” as a parent. At times, it can more feel as though you’re juggling constant commitments with your kids, moving from one activity to […]
No two children learn the same way. Parents of more than one child quickly realize this when the tactics that worked to teach the first child sometimes fall flat when implemented on the second. While not all children have the same natural learning strengths as each other, there are ways parents can encourage several types […]
Since sex is a major influence in our culture, children tend to form their own opinions, whether influenced by parents and information OR media, myths, and misinformation. That’s why it’s up to us to step up and start having real talks with our kids about real issues concerning sex, gender identity, body image, and all […]