When trying to choose the best option for your family, it’s essential to take into account a variety of factors. Lots of moms want to make sure that their little one is getting the best possible experience during their daily schedule. However, not many know the difference between daycare and preschool.
When I first started looking into the idea, I became so overwhelmed with our options and didn’t know where to begin. Some of my friends dropped their kids off at daycare every day while others opted for the preschool option. Most of them were pretty uninformed on the difference, and I imagine you’re also in the same boat.
Well, there is a difference between the two, and knowing what distinguishes them from each other is super important for making the right decision for you and your family.
As parents, the most important thing to us is our children’s health and happiness. These two things are intrinsically tied to each other.
Ever since the first moment I held my babies, I’ve been thinking about how to raise a happy child in the best way. There are numerous factors that contribute to their overall well-being and contentment. Happiness is an indicator of a healthy and vibrant childhood, and will affect them as they grow up and take on the world.
There are a lot of factors that contribute to your children not being able to get along in the beginning. It can be overwhelming and frustrating, but many of these are resolvable and controllable. It also depends on the age of your children and the gap between them.
Firstborn children sense that there will be important significant changes when a new baby is on the way. They usually don’t want to share your attention with a new sibling. It’s important to help them build a meaningful relationship with each other, so they’ll be more willing to compromise. When my daughter was born, I made sure to focus on my son when possible and help him bond with the baby.
Be communicative and reassuring, as they’re going through a big change. Helping your child transition smoothly during this time requires a lot of attention and love from you. It needs to be a slow and gentle process.
We’ve all been there. You’re in a deep sleep and suddenly, you find your child walking into your room and trying to crawl into bed next to you. Though you love them to bits, it can be annoying and it’s also concerning behavior as you want them to get used to sleeping on their own without you.
Of course, you want your child to be able to get a good night’s rest. It’s common for toddlers to wake up in the middle of the night and desire the comfort of their parents. Children experience deep and light sleep throughout the night, and this can cause them to wake up a couple times.
I had the same problem with my son when he was a toddler—he would wake me and my husband up at least twice every night. There’s a few ways you can respond and address this behavior. It does go away as they get older but dealing with it in the moment is the best option for everyone.
Are you seeing a lot of new changes in your baby’s behavior? Do they seem super hungry and ravenous? You finally got the feeding schedule down and all of a sudden your baby wants to eat all the time. These are signs of a growth spurt.
I’ve been there and know how scary it can be. Growth spurts are entirely normal. Understanding why growth spurts happen and what to expect is key to getting through this period. Here’s everything you need to know about growth spurts.
Being a mom, I've experienced firsthand that preparing your child for school can be difficult. Math skills specifically are emphasized when it comes to higher education later on and are essential for everyday life. Some kids enjoy playing and learning with numbers, while for others it’s a chore.
We’ve been looking into fun activities to promote math skills for our children, so they have a head start when going to school.
Pets are like our children. We feed them, potty-train them, buy them toys, and give them all the love and attention they want.
So what happens when a little human is on the way? Chances are that they’ll notice something is changing, and perhaps you’re a bit paranoid about how they’ll react.
We’re going to go over how to prepare your pet for a new baby.
One of the more frightening aspects of being a parent is ensuring your child’s safety.
We all need to have the talk about strangers at some point, and you might think that soon isn’t soon enough. However, what you say to them and how receptive they are about it will depend on their age.
We’re going to discuss how to talk to your kids about strangers, and when it’s the right time to do it.
When you have a toddler running around the house, there is potential for a multitude of accidents.
It can’t always be avoided—they’re curious little humans, keen to explore their surroundings. But you can take safety measures to prevent accidents or be prepared for when it does happen.
Some accidents are more common than you think. I’m going to give you pointers on what to look out for and how to be more cautious.
Adding another chubby-cheeked human to your family can be very exciting, but when is the right time? Many factors will influence this decision, including finances, age, and lifestyle.
For me, another baby was always a matter of when not if. I’ve realized that you’ll never be 100 percent ready, and that’s okay. No one can ever be completely prepared for any life-altering decision.
Here, we’re going to discuss the things that might help you determine whether you are ready for another baby.