Toddlers

Snack Necklace

Great craft for children of all ages!

New childcare facility opens in Bluffton

A former preschool teacher and nanny have recently opened a new childcare facility in Bluffton, and they are taking applications for new families. T'Lene Sanders and her daughter, Sarah Sanders, opened Little Sprouts Christian Childcare Center located in Sheridan Commons near Jim 'N Nicks Barbecue.

Ready to poo poo potty training? Read this first.

From the moment you held your little bundle of joy, you knew this day would come.  You knew it wouldn’t be easy. You knew it would be gross.  Potty. Training. Perhaps the one part of parenting everyone would rather skip. But guess what?

Taming Toddler Tantrums

Picture this.

A mom and her 2-year-old son are at the park. They’ve spent two fun-filled hours at the swing, the slide and the climbing wall.

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids

SOURCE: eatright.org

1. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.

2. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Enjoy your “ants on a log.”

Tackling the Problem of Picky Eaters

The most frustrating time to be a parent can be at the dinner table. We know fruits and vegetables are good for our kids, but can someone clue them in? Getting your kids to eat healthy doesn't have to be difficult. We found some tips that can help.

5 Tips for Creating a Good (Healthy) Eater

Parents are riddled with tips on how to feed their kids. At the base of these suggestions is the specter of the obesity epidemic. It can be easy to believe that a diet of anything other than organically grown, trans-fat-free, gluten-extracted vegetables served with lactose-stripped, vitamin-enhanced-soy-whey will lead to 30-year-old offspring that bankrupt the healthcare system, while being too fat to leave our basements. So, when my 2 year-old screamed “McDonalds!” upon spying the golden arches during a recent car trip, I was understandably panicked.

Ways to entertain children at every stage

What do you do when toys or DVDs don't entertain your baby, toddler or preschooler? You asked. We answered.

Let’s face it. We’re not all super parents. You know, the ones who can make a smiley face mask with a page from an old magazine and a piece of hair? Well, maybe they're not exactly like that, but there always seems to be that special parent who can entertain a child for hours without breaking a sweat (or their partner’s neck at the end of the day). I am not one of those parents. After playing with my son, Cole, for half an hour, I start to wonder, "What now?" 

How to start Thanksgiving traditions

My grandson Max woke up this morning and the first words out of his mouth were, “Are we going to Grandpa and Nana’s house today?” It’s those moments that reinforce why Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday: It’s the one time of the year that my husband and I get to have all of our children and grandchildren together.

Gardening with your kids

Kids of all ages love to get their hands dirty. Why not turn that into a fun and rewarding opportunity to teach them about science and the environment, responsibility and patience?