Health & Wellness

Nightmares No More!

As children's imaginations blossom, so may their nighttime dreams, both good and bad. Photo by Lawrence Sawyer

It’s the wee hours of the morning, and your child is standing at your bedside, tugging at your arm, wide-awake and scared: She’s had a nightmare. While witnessing it can tug at your heartstrings, know that it’s also quite typical for children. “Dreams, even disturbing ones, are a part of normal development,” says Dr. Elizabeth

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Just Brreeeeaathe. 5 Calming Yoga Poses for Kids

Yoga for little people is all about learning to be calm, cool, and collected. Photo by Lawrence del Mundo/Stocksy United

Let’s face it. Sometimes our little darlings are the human equivalent of a Champagne bottle that’s been shaken—and uncorked. Before their energy or emotions spilleth over, it helps to have a few calming techniques in your back pocket. Enter toddler-friendly yoga. “In addition to the physical benefits, yoga teaches patience, focus, concentration, and self-control,” says

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Sure, Everyone Poops—Although My Daughter Tried Really Hard to Game the System.

Stock photo © CareyHope

By Anna Sachse My 2-year-old daughter’s stool withholding began with a single bout of constipation. Stool withholding, for those of you not-in-the-know, is common toilet-learning pitfall. Just as the name implies, it refers to a condition in which, for various reasons like anxiety or pain, a child tries to hold her poop in for a

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The Very Best Baby Gift? A Good Family Meal

Start a meal train and give mom more time to spend with her bundle of joy. Photo © Anthony Asael/Stocksy United

By Alexis Rehrmann When I had my first child, our most welcomed gifts were the visits from friends and neighbors bringing delicious, homemade food. During those first early, blurry months with a newborn, having dinner arrive at our door a few nights a week felt like heaven in a hot dish. All this was organized

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Hair Help: How to Get the Gunk Out Scissors-Free

Soap and water work for some things....but not everything! Photo © Brian Powell/Stocksy United

Like flies to fly paper, at some point gunk will get stuck in your child’s hair. While the web is full of gunk-removal ideas that include products like Goo Gone®, nail polish remover, or WD-40® there are plenty of safe, non-toxic solutions. Here are the gunk-be-gone tips you need to know about. Chewing Gum The

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