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Make Cleaning Fun for Little Ones

Cleaning up teaches kids life skills and a sense of responsibility. Here are some ideas to make it easier and more fun.

When Your Child Says 'I Hate You!'

The first time your toddler blurts the "h" word can be devastating. Here's how to handle it.

7 Games Promote Toddler Behavior

These fun activities can get your child to cooperate with you while having fun.

Nursemaid's Elbow

Recognize and avoid this common toddler pulling injury.

How To Handle Preschool Bullies

Preschool bullying isn't readily noticed. Here's how to recognize it and what you can do.

Help Your Little One To Love Music

It’s easy to encourage a love of music in a young kid. Here are tips from children’s musician Marnie Grey and MetroKids readers.

New Advice: Use Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2, Booster Until Age 8-12

Wait until your child fully outgrows the seat, says the American Academy of Pediatrics, which also advises to keep kids in the back seat until age 13.

How To Slay Monsters and Fears

As their imaginations grow, so can toddlers' fears. Here's how to help, including a book list.

Thumbsucking Past Age 4

If your child is still sucking his thumb at age 5, social consequences and dental problems become concerns.

How To Toddler-Proof Your Home

As natural explorers, toddlers are injury magnets. A recent study found that childhood injuries peak at 15 to 17 months of age. To keep your fearless adventurer safe and sound, use these toddler-proofing tactics.

A Child's Art Gallery

Here's how to appreciate your child's masterpieces without hanging every scribble on the fridge.

Break Free of the Binky

When you decide the time's right, here's a strategy to break a toddler's pacifier habit.
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Cinnamon Stick DIY Christmas Ornament

Savor a seasonal scent with this craft.

Meeting Neighborhood Mom Friends

Friendships as an adult, particularly as a parent, look different from when you were younger and in school.

Rise and Shine

Tips for how one can tame hectic mornings

Fall Tree Button Practice Busy Bag

A fun autumn activity for little ones to take on the go
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