Age: Infants

How to avoid gender stereotypes

In a speech to elementary school children in Florida, NFL star quarterback Jameis Winston advised boys in the audience to be “strong, ” and the girls “are supposed to be silent, polite, gentle.” These gender stereotypes begin before birth and … Continue reading

Beware of burns

Toddlers love to be where mom is. So that means all too often they are right underfoot while you are curling your hair, cooking or even running on the treadmill.  Unfortunately these become likely scenarios for your child to end … Continue reading

The happiest kids in the world

Children living in the Netherlands are the happiest kids in the world according to a 2013 UNICEF report, with American kids ranking 26th out of the 29 industrialized countries in the study. This conclusion is based upon UNICEF’s evaluation of … Continue reading

Near mom, but not with mom

The American Academy recently released new recommendations for safe sleep for babies and the headlines may have moms a bit confused.  It all boils down to this – keep baby close, but not in the same bed. “The basic recommendation … Continue reading

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