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May 2012

Find inspiration in each month of 2012 with a calendar featuring Love Notes for Special Parents, encouraging messages for parents of children with special needs.

How to Switch a Baby Over From Formula to Real Whole Milk

Once your baby turns 12 months old you can start introducing whole milk into his diet. This is the time in his life where you will want to switch from formula to whole milk. The level of difficulty in the transition depends on whether or not your baby likes whole milk or would prefer formula. Other

Teething-Routine Checkups

All children need early and regular dental care. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that a health professional, such as a pediatrician, perform a risk assessment for dental health problems by the time your child is 6 months of age.1 If he or she is considered to be at high risk, a v

How to Help Children Understand Discipline

Disciplining a child is one of the most challenging aspects of parenthood. Correcting wrong behavior is necessary, of course, but helping your child understand what the discipline means and what to learn from the experience can be quite difficult. Clear expectations and consistency are key to helpin

Coping With Your Disrespectful Teen

If you are the parent of a disrespectful teen... and 'disrespectful' is putting it mildly... the first thing that you need to know is you are not alone. As much as you think you have the most disrespectful teen alive, take comfort in the fact that there is probably one out there somewhere

Simple Ways to Select Your New Baby's Name

Picking the name for your new baby can be among the most stressful times in your life. It's your decision, and yours alone, to figure out what this new baby will be named as for the rest of her future.

News on Speech Therapy in 2014

News stories on speech therapy, from around the Web, featured in the daily news folder on About.com Children With Special Needs in 2014.

Tips for Evaluating Daycare Programs

Are you a parent who is thinking about sending your Brookline infant or toddler to a daycare program? If so, here are some tips for evaluating daycare programs in Brookline--whether it's a preschool i

Baby Car Shades - Safety Comes First

Buying baby car shades needs to be a carefully thought out decision. The factors to include are if the shades will get in the way of my child in a dangerous way and will the sun rays actually be blocked out. Babies generally have a weaker skin that adults and are more prone to sunburns and other com

All About Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome is a neuropsychiatric, neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal (phonic) sounds called tics. In some cases, such tics can include inappropriate words and phrases.

Easy-To-Plan Themes For Baby Showers

A lot of people don't bother looking at baby shower themes when planning the event because they think it's just troublesome. These people don't know that by having a theme, planning the baby shower would actually be simpler and faster.

Baby Schedule Basics

Get Some Sleep Tonight, New Moms!Learn the basics of a baby sleep schedule so you can get some well-deserved sleep. Learn the secrets that no one ever tells you whether breast or bottle feeding. Sleep is possible with a newborn.

Best Children Bed Covers For Your Nursery Room

When you have kids, you want their room to be as perfect as ever with the best room decor that your child can have. Also the bed should be extremely comfortable for sleeping so that it makes it easier for your toddler to enjoy being in the room by himself during the night. There are so many small ch

How to Get Your Toddler to Obey

Toddlers are moving through a period of intense development. They are learning to speak, to interact with the world around them, and they are becoming more independent every day. Toddlers are little bundles of emotion, and they respond with this emotion to their environment. When children have probl

Tips on How to Become a Seller of Baby Clothes

Veteran parents know that one of the easiest ways to save money for families that are on a budget is to reuse their children's belongings. What happens to the baby items on wholesale and baby clothes when parents are done having children? Some families can pass them on to other families, friend

Feeding Your Baby Right - Simple Steps Towards the Best Health Possible

Being a new parent is quite an undertaking, especially if you're doing it for the first time. Many of the different activities that occur during a child's formative years will shape him or her for years to come and responsible parents are always trying their best to make sure that their ch

The Power of Choice

Giving your kids choices helps them feel empowered and valued. Learn how to use choices to boost your kids' cooperation.