I mentioned in a recent post that Lydia has been sick. So has Liam. It’s been a long winter—it seems like one or the other has been sick for the past two months. And invariably, these illnesses have involved the dreaded five letter word: FEVER. For parent, few things seem to cause such worry as fever. And certainly, I have my degree (no pun intended) of concern as I watch the thermometer tick...
Backwards until 2!!!
You may have heard the news last week: the American Academy of Pediatrics officially recommended that children remain backwards facing in their car seats regardless of weight until age 2. Safety experts had previously made this same recommendation, citing data that children are 5 times safter in the backwards facing position between ages 1 and 2 for preventing head and neck injuries without an...
Children and Social Media
Children at younger and younger ages are being exposed to social media. Smart phones and computers permeate our lives, and we often forget the influence they have on children. Please follow this link to a good article about children and social media: http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting-family/story/2011/03/Social-media-websites-can-be-useful-for-kids-but-/45404834/1?loc=interstitialskip
Our daughter decided not to sleep last week. Granted, she was sick when she first made this decision. So Mommy, feeling badly for her, went to her room to comfort her when she started to scream. But five nights later, I was completely exhausted—and Lydia was no longer screaming because she was sick. She was now screaming out of habit. After all, why go back to sleep on your own at night when...