In terms of benefits to the baby, breast-milk is perfect. In terms of convenience for the mother however, it may not always be as perfect. This is especially true for…

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Discipline was easy for our parents because obedience was a quality inculcated from an early age. For defaulters a good spanking or even a beating was considered permissible to bring…

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A child experiencing separation anxiety exhibits extreme distress when one or both parents leave him even if only briefly. This is a normal phase of development and is generally seen…

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Having a new baby is a stressful experience for the existing child. He is going to feel jealous and left out at first. He may even regress to babyhood in…

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Crying babies is a fact of life. Some babies may cry a little more, some cry a little less, but at this stage there is always a reason for crying.…

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Creativity means uniqueness, bringing into being something new. The opposite of creativity is conformity where a child is expected to do things only in the way she has been tonight.…

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Each one of us has different ideas on what kind of books we want our children to read. Based on our own personal preferences and experiences, we choose books for…

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Boosting self-esteem Self-esteem is manifested in many different ways and no one in the world shows self-confidence in all situations, all the time. Having said that however, all parents would…

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Child experts use this chart of child mental and physical development to gauge progress. A word of warning however – each child develops differently and so, while a major deviation should be…

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Colic is a word dreaded by most parents. It is typified by sudden and unexplained outbursts of inconsolable crying. Colic tends to follow the rule of threes, often beginning within…

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