You can take your baby out of the city, but you can't take the city out of your baby. At least not in just a couple of days on vacation.
In the past year, my two daughters have had seven case workers leave to pursue other jobs, and I've learned to ask 4 questions to smooth the transition.
The American Association of Pediatrics strongly advises that children under age 2 should not be exposed to screen time. My daughters’ pediatrician took it a step further and said no screen time until age 4. At first, I didn’t process the scope of screen time which includes computers, iPads and cell phones in addition to MORE »
I spend way too much mental energy on wishing that all of the toy pieces would be matched correctly. “The farm animals go with the farm, what are they doing in the toy bin under the spaceship?” “Where are the balls that go with the popping lion toy?” “How will my daughters ever learn ’cause MORE »
I started out by just letting them watch one song of other children singing and dancing to "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."
Sandy and Clementine have started playing together, and they’re doing it so nicely and hilariously.
I’ve been following the Huang’s case in Qatar for a while now. After the death of their daughter, reports from police indicated the parents were at fault as they ”could not have had a legitimate reason to adopt children who were not ‘good-looking’ and who did not share their ‘hereditary traits.’” These words have brought shudders to many transracial MORE »
Up until recently, I've believed that who I am and who my children are becoming is based primarily on "nurture."
AdoptUSKids just tweeted 6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to, or in Front of, Your Foster Children, by Tracy Dee Whit. I love her list and I was inspired to add 5 more: 1. Why the child is in foster care It seems obvious but people are curious about the circumstances. It also is a natural introduction to MORE »
In the midst of a measles outbreak, the NYC Health Department advises children to receive their second MMR now instead of waiting until ages 4 to 6.
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