Moms.com - toddlers https://www.moms.com Information and support for moms and parents to help them lead their best life and raise successful, healthy kids. Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:00:12 GMT en-US hourly 60 <![CDATA[How To Toddler-Proof A Christmas Tree]]> https://www.moms.com/how-to-toddler-proof-a-christmas-tree/ It is Christmastime again, and that means that families are making plans, and the Christmas trees are coming back out. Whether mom has a fake or a real tree, she needs a way to make sure it stays protected. This can be challenging when mom has a toddler running around. A few safety tips for the Christmas season are always good to read just in case.

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Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-to-toddler-proof-a-christmas-tree/
<![CDATA[Why Your Child Keeps Chewing On Their Shirt]]> https://www.moms.com/why-child-chews-on-shirt/ Kids do a lot of weird things, and while many of their habits and behaviors can be deemed “normal,” there are some that are more worrying to mom than others. Some kids bite their nails, some scratch their skin, and some tend to rock back and forth. While some of these are nothing to be worried about, they can indicate something else that is going on.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/why-child-chews-on-shirt/
<![CDATA[Tips For Teaching Your Kids How To Bathe Themselves ]]> https://www.moms.com/teaching-kids-how-to-bathe-themselves/ There are always tasks that mom has to do to make sure that her children are taken care of. They have to make sure they have food to eat, that they have clean clothes, and that they are clean themselves.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/teaching-kids-how-to-bathe-themselves/
<![CDATA[Valid Reasons Your Child Should Cry When They Get Hurt]]> https://www.moms.com/valid-reasons-children-should-cry-when-get-hurt/ When we have children, we know they are going to cry. There are going to be moments that are sad, frustrating and disappointing, and all of these can be worthy of some tears. Even adults cry, and the world is going a long way to normalizing showing emotions and not being ashamed of it.

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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 15:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/valid-reasons-children-should-cry-when-get-hurt/
<![CDATA[Things Toddlers Say That Are So Pointless (But Not Really)]]> https://www.moms.com/things-toddlers-say-that-seem-pointless/ Toddlers can be little philosophers, and they can certainly push moms’ buttons. Their tantrums are completely normal, although we wish they wouldn’t throw them. Tantrums are toddlers’ ways of asserting their individuality and breaking free from any restraints they think the world (parents) has on them. Toddlers are like the prerequisite to teenagers (and they both start with the letter ‘T,’ just like the word tantrums; it all makes sense now!)

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Fri, 11 Nov 2022 14:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/things-toddlers-say-that-seem-pointless/
<![CDATA[How Scaffolding May Help Kids Self-Regulate]]> https://www.moms.com/how-scaffolding-may-help-kids-self-regulate/ It seems more common these days or maybe more noticeable, when children have a possible learning disability. Psychological issues, ADHD, or even trauma can affect their executive functioning and ability to self-regulate. They may not necessarily have the tools needed to focus and pay attention. For others, it may be hard to keep their emotions in check or adjust to change.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:01:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-scaffolding-may-help-kids-self-regulate/
<![CDATA[Less Toys, More Imagination: Kids Are Naturally Creative]]> https://www.moms.com/less-toys-more-imagination-kids-naturally-creative/ Playing is how kids learn. They can explore and discover the world around them, with their imagination and their own two hands. Toys are fun, and they do serve a purpose; but equally important is being intentional about the number of toys our children have.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2022 14:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/less-toys-more-imagination-kids-naturally-creative/
<![CDATA[How To Help Kids Break Free From Instant Gratification]]> https://www.moms.com/how-to-help-kids-break-free-from-instant-gratification/ Today's kids and teens are commonly criticized for wanting instant gratification. But what exactly is instant gratification? This term refers to the tendency to give in to a tempting, short-term reward that typically jeopardizes a long-term goal. A few examples of what instant gratification might look like:

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Mon, 07 Nov 2022 15:01:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-to-help-kids-break-free-from-instant-gratification/
<![CDATA[Why Attachment Toys Are Serious To Toddlers]]> https://www.moms.com/why-attachment-toys-are-serious-to-toddlers/ Have you ever temporarily lost your child's favorite toy or blanket and panicked until you could find it? If you answered "yes", chances are your child has an attachment toy or comfort item. These are the can't-live-without stuffed animals and loveys that steal our little ones' affection. Witnessing the strength of a child's attachment to an object can be might become worrisome for parents. At times, it might even feel like a hassle if your little one refuses to leave the house until they find their favorite toy to bring along. It might leave a parent wondering:

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Sat, 05 Nov 2022 00:05:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/why-attachment-toys-are-serious-to-toddlers/
<![CDATA[Why Your Child's Secure Attachment Is More Important Than A Clean House]]> https://www.moms.com/why-childs-secure-attachment-more-important-than-clean-house/ Attachment Parenting is certainly a buzz phrase these days. But honestly, what exactly does it mean to ensure a secure attachment between you and your child? Attachment parenting, in essence, is a parenting style that aims at creating a strong, stable, confident bond between caretaker and child.

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Fri, 04 Nov 2022 17:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/why-childs-secure-attachment-more-important-than-clean-house/
<![CDATA[How Kids Can Learn Social Skills From Screen Time]]> https://www.moms.com/how-kids-can-learn-social-skills-from-screen-time/ This may seem surprising to most, but a new study published by The University of Chicago found that despite the time spent on smartphones, today's young people are as socially skilled as those of the previous generation. For this study, researchers compared numerous evaluations of children who entered kindergarten in 1998 [long before social media], with children who entered kindergarten in 2010. Both groups of children were ones who had received heavy amounts of screen time. Both groups had similar development in social skills compared to those with little exposure.

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Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-kids-can-learn-social-skills-from-screen-time/
<![CDATA[School Start Times Have Little Impact On Younger Children]]> https://www.moms.com/school-start-times-little-impact-on-younger-children/ A new study has found that school start times have little impact on younger children. There have been many studies done lately on school start times, and the impact it has on the learning of children and youth. They have found that it can have an impact on high school students, and that extra sleep in the morning can help them learn better.

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Tue, 01 Nov 2022 15:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/school-start-times-little-impact-on-younger-children/
<![CDATA[Halloween YouTube Clips From Preschoolers' Favorite Shows]]> https://www.moms.com/halloween-youtube-clips-from-preschoolers-favorite-shows/ For parents looking for some cute Halloween clips including their preschoolers' favorite characters, look no further! This list is compiled of some of the best Halloween YouTube clips for little ones. Video Clips on YouTube are a new way for content creators and viewers to share bite-sized Clips of longer videos and live streams.

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Mon, 31 Oct 2022 16:00:14 GMT https://www.moms.com/halloween-youtube-clips-from-preschoolers-favorite-shows/
<![CDATA[Time-Outs Explained By Experts]]> https://www.moms.com/time-outs-explained-by-experts/ Some parents use time-outs when their child does something they shouldn't or says something they shouldn't. Likewise, some parents don't use them. These parents often think time-outs are too severe a punishment. They don't think children should be left alone to handle their hard emotions. Instead, these parents may use "time ins." Time-in is when the parent shows love and understanding for the child as they calm down.

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Mon, 31 Oct 2022 13:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/time-outs-explained-by-experts/
<![CDATA[Best Blippi Videos Your Toddler Will Love To Watch Again]]> https://www.moms.com/best-blippi-videos-your-toddler-will-love-to-watch-again/ Steven John's Blippi character first came on to the youtube scene in 2014. Since then, he has made countless educational videos for kids on a vast variety of subjects. They are so entertaining, that Blippi can now be streamed on Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max and Amazon Prime Video. Blippi also has offline videos on the Blippi website for a charge.

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Sun, 30 Oct 2022 16:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/best-blippi-videos-your-toddler-will-love-to-watch-again/
<![CDATA[Catchy Clean-Up Songs For Preschoolers]]> https://www.moms.com/catchy-clean-up-songs-for-preschoolers/ There are many skills that parents would like their preschoolers to know. They want them to be kind and caring, and to share their toys. They also want them to clean up their messes. They want them to learn how to take responsibility for the messes they make, and this happens slowly.

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Sat, 29 Oct 2022 17:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/catchy-clean-up-songs-for-preschoolers/
<![CDATA[Three-Year-Olds: Everything You Need To Know From Behavior To Developmental Needs]]> https://www.moms.com/three-year-olds-behavior-to-developmental-needs/ It can be hard to look at our child and see anything other than the cute and adorable bundle of joy they are. However, if we peel back the layers, we can see that there is a lot of development that is going on beneath the surface.

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Sat, 29 Oct 2022 12:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/three-year-olds-behavior-to-developmental-needs/
<![CDATA[Cooking Games To Keep Kids Entertained]]> https://www.moms.com/cooking-games-to-keep-kids-entertained/ Children love to help in the kitchen, whether it's cracking eggs or licking the beaters. Parents who are letting kids take part in cooking may not realize this, but they are opening the door to a lot of benefits for their children. Cooking games, online and off, are both useful in child development.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2022 14:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/cooking-games-to-keep-kids-entertained/
<![CDATA[Birthday Party Ideas For A Child Who Has No Friends Because They Haven't Started School Yet]]> https://www.moms.com/birthday-party-ideas-for-a-child-who-has-no-friends-because-they-havent-started-school-yet/ Planning a birthday party for a child who hasn't started school yet might seem strange because they haven't had an opportunity to meet any classmates or make any real connections yet. It's ok. Actually, according to PBS, for a four-year-old, a friend may be a regular playmate or a child they just met at the park. At this age, kids may be able to engage in cooperative play, but they are still developing the ability to understand other perspectives. So, having friends at their party, or a lack of them, isn't that big of a deal.

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Wed, 26 Oct 2022 17:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/birthday-party-ideas-for-a-child-who-has-no-friends-because-they-havent-started-school-yet/
<![CDATA[How To Help Your Toddler Resist Future Peer Pressure]]> https://www.moms.com/how-to-help-toddler-resist-future-peer-pressure/ Toddlers are their own breed of human, and they can be balls of energy and also sweet little cuddle monsters. Parents are always trying to figure out their toddlers, and they are not always successful. All they know is that they want to raise their child to be kind, empathetic, and strong.

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Wed, 26 Oct 2022 13:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-to-help-toddler-resist-future-peer-pressure/
<![CDATA[How Teachers Can Support Kids' Mental Health This 2022-2023 School Year]]> https://www.moms.com/how-teachers-can-support-kids-mental-health-2022-2023-school-year/ Teachers are some of the most amazing individuals out there. It used to be that all a teacher did was teach. They had a subject and kids learned about it. That was it. Most didn't mess around with behavior issues, tears, or someone not having anything for lunch that day. It just wasn't what the school was capable of handling.

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Tue, 25 Oct 2022 15:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-teachers-can-support-kids-mental-health-2022-2023-school-year/
<![CDATA[What Children Need To Live A Happy Childhood]]> https://www.moms.com/what-children-need-for-happy-childhood/ There is a lot of information out there on what children need most as they grow, how to raise smart kids, even how to raise successful kids. What about raising happy kids? Happier kids, after all, are more likely to turn into successful, accomplished adults.

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Tue, 25 Oct 2022 14:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/what-children-need-for-happy-childhood/
<![CDATA[How Socioeconomic Status Affects Parenting & Child Development]]> https://www.moms.com/how-socioeconomic-status-affects-parenting-child-development/ Socioeconomic status (SES) is defined by the American Psychological Association as the social standing or class of an individual or group. It is often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation. Examinations of socioeconomic status often reveal inequities in access to resources, plus issues related to privilege, power and control.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2022 15:00:14 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-socioeconomic-status-affects-parenting-child-development/
<![CDATA[Tips For Preschoolers To Sit Still During Time-Out]]> https://www.moms.com/tips-for-preschoolers-to-sit-still-during-time-out/ Decades of research show that using time-outs the correct way is a proven way to help correct behaviors. Yes, they sometimes get a bad rap, usually because parents are using them for punishment, which isn't the intended purpose. Some parents see no difference in behavior, so they don't believe it works. But, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), times-outs are still one of the most highly recommended forms of discipline, not punishment.

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Sun, 23 Oct 2022 14:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/tips-for-preschoolers-to-sit-still-during-time-out/
<![CDATA[Halloween Party Games For Kids]]> https://www.moms.com/halloween-party-games-for-kids/ It's pumpkin spice season, aka Halloween season! Halloween is making its mark on being a favorite holiday of not just kids, but adults too. Between costumes, scary movies, haunted houses, and candy, what's not to love? With Halloween comes, Halloween parties as well! And no party is complete without some fun kids games.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2022 17:01:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/halloween-party-games-for-kids/
<![CDATA[Birthday Party Ideas For Kids Born Near Halloween (That Aren't Holiday-Themed)]]> https://www.moms.com/birthday-party-ideas-for-kids-born-near-halloween-not-holiday-themed/ Trick or Treat! It's my birthday, what did you get for me? If you have a child born on or near Halloween, you might be wondering how you can throw a birthday party that's not spooky, creepy, or scary. Many parents face this dilemma when they have children born on or near any holiday. Not to mention, a lot of children feel like they are getting "ripped off" having their birthday on or near a holiday. It might be a good idea to steer clear of holiday themes for that reason alone.

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Wed, 19 Oct 2022 11:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/birthday-party-ideas-for-kids-born-near-halloween-not-holiday-themed/
<![CDATA[What To Do On A Fall Nature Hike With Children 10 & Under]]> https://www.moms.com/what-to-do-on-a-fall-nature-hike-with-children-10-under/ While there are always a million reasons to get outside as a family, doing so in the fall may be a bit more special. Fall is one of the most popular seasons, and it could be due to the pumpkins, the colors of the leaves changing, or the crisp chill in the air that requires a nice, comfy sweater.

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Tue, 18 Oct 2022 16:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/what-to-do-on-a-fall-nature-hike-with-children-10-under/
<![CDATA[Non-Competitive Sports For Kids Under 10]]> https://www.moms.com/non-competitive-sports-kids-under-10/ For some kids, the pressure of competitive sports is just too much, and they don't really enjoy it. When there are yelling parents, harsh coaches, and the pressure to win, it may just be too much. Kids with anxiety can even become stressed out when it's their turn to play. Other kids may struggle to play well on a team, or maybe they have a hard time cooperating and sharing as they play.

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Tue, 18 Oct 2022 12:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/non-competitive-sports-kids-under-10/
<![CDATA[Calming Activities For An Angry Preschooler]]> https://www.moms.com/calming-activities-for-angry-preschooler/ Preschoolers are at an age where they are going through a lot, and that can be challenging for them. What makes this even more of a challenge for them is that they might not understand some of the things they're going through at that point in their lives, and they also might not be able to communicate about these things with their parents. One thing younger children have a tough time doing is understanding and expressing their emotions in a healthy way, which can often lead to them getting angry. Fortunately, there are some calming activities that angry preschoolers can engage in.

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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:01:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/calming-activities-for-angry-preschooler/
<![CDATA[Phenomenal Facts About A Mother & Son Bond]]> https://www.moms.com/mother-son-bond-facts/ The relationship between any child and their mother is so special and so important. However, with a son, things are a bit different. The bond mothers tend to grow with their sons is something that cannot be explained by those who have it, and cannot be understood by those who haven't.

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Mon, 03 Oct 2022 17:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/mother-son-bond-facts/
<![CDATA[Sibling-Fun Ideas For October]]> https://www.moms.com/sibling-fun-ideas-for-october/ Siblings are going to fight; it's just human nature. In fact, Mark Ethan Feinberg, a research professor of health and human development at Pennsylvania State University says, sibling conflict may happen up to eight times an hour. Early and middle childhood are particularly difficult times for sibling aggression. Conflict doesn't seem to decrease with adolescence; it just levels off.

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Mon, 03 Oct 2022 16:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/sibling-fun-ideas-for-october/
<![CDATA[Cute & Easy Halloween Costume Ideas For Twins]]> https://www.moms.com/cute-easy-halloween-costume-ideas-for-twins/ Twin moms tend to go one way or the other when it comes to dressing their twins. Dress them alike or don't. However, when it comes to Halloween costumes, how fun would it be to be a twin? There are so many fun ideas to pick from for dashing duos!

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Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/cute-easy-halloween-costume-ideas-for-twins/
<![CDATA[If You've Failed At Preventing A Tantrum Try This]]> https://www.moms.com/if-parents-failed-at-preventing-tantrum-try-this/ Tantrums are a part of life for just about every young child. It is the rare few that make it through their toddler years and even in the years beyond unscathed. As such, parents have to determine what works for their children to help prevent emotional explosions before they happen. Something that is successful at times and crashes and burns at others. But it is when failure happens more often than not that new tactics need to be taken. And the hope with doing this is that parents will no longer fail at preventing tantrums.

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Mon, 26 Sep 2022 17:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/if-parents-failed-at-preventing-tantrum-try-this/
<![CDATA[Daily Preschool Activities]]> https://www.moms.com/daily-preschool-activities/ Following a routine is good for people of all ages, including preschoolers. What moms should know is that there are plenty of simple activities that can keep a preschooler busy, and some of those activities are ones that should be done every day.

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Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/daily-preschool-activities/
<![CDATA[Potty Training Tips For Mom With Autistic Children]]> https://www.moms.com/potty-training-tips-for-mom-with-autistic-children/ The viewpoints on when kids should start to go on the potty have fluctuated a great deal in recent years. These days, many parents aren't sure when to start "potty training." For parents of children with autism, it can be an even harder decision.

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Sat, 10 Sep 2022 17:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/potty-training-tips-for-mom-with-autistic-children/
<![CDATA[Examples Of "Murphy's Law" In Motherhood]]> https://www.moms.com/examples-of-murphys-law-in-motherhood/ The original backstory of Murphy's Law, oddly, is the opposite of the meaning it has taken on today. According to Improbable Research, it's supposed to be, "If it can happen, it will," not "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." It was meant in a motivational sense. Not assuming everything will go wrong but planning in advance for all the things that could go wrong, so they don't.

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Fri, 09 Sep 2022 14:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/examples-of-murphys-law-in-motherhood/
<![CDATA[Why A Sensory Diet Is Not Only For Kids With Special Needs]]> https://www.moms.com/why-sensory-diet-not-only-for-special-needs-kids/ The first time people hear, "sensory diet", they might think food is involved; it's not. Diet has four different meanings, according to Merriam-Webster. In the sense it is used here, diet means, something provided or experienced repeatedly.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2022 15:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/why-sensory-diet-not-only-for-special-needs-kids/
<![CDATA[Teaching Children Assertiveness Using Color]]> https://www.moms.com/teaching-children-assertiveness-using-color/ Parents can be a big help in teaching their child to be more assertive. Assertiveness can help children to feel more in control, maneuver more smoothly through adolescent challenges, and adapt in social situations.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2022 14:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/teaching-children-assertiveness-using-color/
<![CDATA[Who Needs You More, Your Toddler Or Your Teen?]]> https://www.moms.com/who-needs-you-more-your-toddler-or-your-teen/ Parents often hash it out over what age is the hardest; regarding children. It seems that it always leans towards the age that a particular parent is dealing with at the moment. One thing that can always be agreed on is: parenting is hard.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2022 13:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/who-needs-you-more-your-toddler-or-your-teen/
<![CDATA[How A Child's Immune System Is "Taught" To Decipher Good From Bad]]> https://www.moms.com/how-childs-immune-system-taught-to-decipher-good-from-bad/ The amount that kids' immune systems are paid attention to depends on whether it is cold or flu season. This is because, during the summer, kids are healthy and full of life. It is the wintertime when they can be struck down and contagious with an illness and parents wonder what it is that they can do to strengthen the immune system.

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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 17:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-childs-immune-system-taught-to-decipher-good-from-bad/
<![CDATA[What Moms Need To Know About Empathy When It Comes To Their Child]]> https://www.moms.com/what-moms-need-to-know-about-empathy-when-it-comes-to-their-child/ Empathy is often thought of as being able to love and care about other people. When someone has the ability to connect with someone emotionally, understanding why a person may feel hurt by seeing things from their point of view. While that is part of empathy, there are other levels of empathy that a lot of people may not even realize exist.

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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/what-moms-need-to-know-about-empathy-when-it-comes-to-their-child/
<![CDATA[Yes, You Will Miss The Toddler Stage, Mom (& Here Is Why)]]> https://www.moms.com/yes-you-will-miss-the-toddler-stage-mom-here-is-why/ What is the worst age? The terrible Twos? Threenagers? Feisty Four? It's all still up for debate, and most likely always will be. (It's three; the worst age is three) Most moms cannot believe their toddlers can level up as they do, but surprise! They do.

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Wed, 07 Sep 2022 13:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/yes-you-will-miss-the-toddler-stage-mom-here-is-why/
<![CDATA[Why Do Little Kids Need To Touch Everything?]]> https://www.moms.com/why-little-kids-need-to-touch-everything/ Have you ever been in the store with your child and had to tell them several times to stop touching everything? If you haven't, you should know it can be very frustrating for parents. It's the lack of understanding of how a child's brain develops. A lot of times kids are viewed as miniature adults. You tell them something once, and they should know the rules and listen.

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Sat, 03 Sep 2022 16:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/why-little-kids-need-to-touch-everything/
<![CDATA[How Families Use Technology To Improve Children’s Communication]]> https://www.moms.com/how-families-use-technology-to-improve-childrens-communication/ We live in an age of technology that is busting at the seams. Communication has never been easier. When it comes to children who are learning and developing communication, technology steps in and has a big influence on that as well.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2022 17:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-families-use-technology-to-improve-childrens-communication/
<![CDATA[What To Do After Validating Your Child & They Just Scream Louder]]> https://www.moms.com/what-to-do-after-validating-child-they-just-scream-louder/ When parents acknowledge or validate their child's feelings, they attempt to calm them and let them know that they are being heard. This sometimes helps to regulate emotions. It may let the child know that they are safe, and it's ok to feel how they feel.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2022 14:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/what-to-do-after-validating-child-they-just-scream-louder/
<![CDATA["Crossing The Midline" Helps Physical & Emotional Development]]> https://www.moms.com/crossing-the-midline-helps-physical-and-emotional-development/ There is always so much to learn about child development, and researchers are always looking into why children act the way they do, and how this can help parenting. There is no guide book on how to be a parent, and this means that parents are left to go with studies and research done by these experts.

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022 16:00:14 GMT https://www.moms.com/crossing-the-midline-helps-physical-and-emotional-development/
<![CDATA[When To Be Concerned About Child Head Banging]]> https://www.moms.com/when-to-be-concerned-about-child-head-banging/ Some parents may have witnessed their toddler bang their head against the mattress or on the couch. While this can be very unsettling to see, parents should know that in most cases mild head banging is nothing to worry about. Often times it's a form of release, or it can actually comfort a toddler to bang their head. It's self-soothing.

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Mon, 22 Aug 2022 15:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/when-to-be-concerned-about-child-head-banging/
<![CDATA[How To Teach Toddlers To Follow Rules]]> https://www.moms.com/how-to-teach-toddlers-to-follow-rules/ Rules are taught to children from a young age. This is done initially to keep them from getting hurt. But, as babies age into toddlers, more rules are put into place so that toddlers know the behaviors that are acceptable and those that are not. It is through rules that right and wrong are learned, according to Be Strong International. This is why at this age toddlers push the boundaries by not following rules constantly to see just how far they can go before consequences are received. That is something that parents do not really want to give to toddlers. This is why parents work to help toddlers to follow the rules.

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Fri, 19 Aug 2022 14:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-to-teach-toddlers-to-follow-rules/
<![CDATA[Why Parents Should Focus On Executive Function]]> https://www.moms.com/executive-function-explained-why-parents-need-to-focus-with-children/ The learning processes a child goes through from birth, to toddlerhood, adolescence, all the way to adulthood is called development. Skills are learned and then combined to develop more complex tasks such as walking, talking and playing.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/executive-function-explained-why-parents-need-to-focus-with-children/
<![CDATA[What To Pack When Leaving Toddler At A Babysitter's House]]> https://www.moms.com/what-pack-leaving-toddler-babysitters-house/ Moms of toddlers know that they need a break. Raising a toddler is not always easy, and that is because of the developmental stage toddlers are at. They have a hard time expressing their emotions, and this can lead to tantrums and outbursts. While mom may be the most patient in the world, it can still get to be a bit much.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2022 14:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/what-pack-leaving-toddler-babysitters-house/
<![CDATA[Preschoolers Ate More Vegetables If Rewarded]]> https://www.moms.com/preschoolers-ate-more-vegetables-if-rewarded/ A study has found that preschoolers will eat more vegetables when they are rewarded. Mealtime can be one of the most stressful times for mom, as she wants to make sure that her children get all the foods that they need to grow, thrive and develop. However, mom can also be dealing with some picky eaters who may not be keen on the idea of eating vegetables and fruits. They may not like the way they look, smell or the way they taste because they are not used to it, and mom is always on the hunt for ways to get her preschoolers to eat the foods that are good for them.

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Wed, 25 May 2022 11:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/preschoolers-ate-more-vegetables-if-rewarded/
<![CDATA[Mom & Toddler Relationship Impacts Kids In Teen Years]]> https://www.moms.com/mom-toddler-relationship-impacts-kids-teen-years/

A new study has found that the relationship between a mother and her toddler will continue to aid her child when they become an adolescent. Motherhood is not easy, and every mom is just trying to do their best, and make sure that their child is taken care of, healthy and happy. It is becoming clear that the parenting we do when our children are small continues to follow them and can even play a part in whom they become as they go through the stages of childhood and development. Making it even more important that moms pay attention to the relationship they have with their young children.According to Medical Xpress, a study was done that looked at how toddler-mother attachment can impact the brain and behavior of that child when they are an adolescent. The study was done by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and it can be read in full here.RELATED: What Is Attachment Theory & How Does It Apply To ParentingThe study looked at interpersonal trust and how that is a crucial part of healthy relationships at any stage of life. When adults interact with strangers, they quickly engage if they can trust this person. This skill is one of the first developed, and it is through the relationship a mother has with her toddler.The researchers found that those who had an insecure attachment with their mothers when they were toddlers, were more likely to “overestimate” how trustworthy a stranger was. One of the lead researchers stated that they wanted to understand how the early attachment relationships with mothers predicted how the brain would respond to cues when it came to trusting strangers. The study started with 128 toddlers and their mothers, and they were watched and evaluated on their attachment style. They came back 10 years later.

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Sun, 20 Mar 2022 12:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/mom-toddler-relationship-impacts-kids-teen-years/
<![CDATA[Why Kids Can't Calm Down During A Tantrum]]> https://www.moms.com/why-child-cannot-calm-down-during-tantrum/ There are a lot of parts of motherhood that are not easy, and that parents can really struggle with, and they come at all different stages of development. A mom of a newborn has to deal with restless sleep and sleep deprivation, a mom of a toddler has to deal with constant questions and tantrums. Just when mom things the tantrums are over, though, she can find even her older children having them. Tantrums are usually linked with 2-year-olds, and even 3-year-olds, but they can continue on for a few more years, and it can be frustrating.

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Fri, 04 Mar 2022 15:00:13 GMT https://www.moms.com/why-child-cannot-calm-down-during-tantrum/
<![CDATA[Montessori-Friendly Items To Buy At Ikea]]> https://www.moms.com/montessori-friendly-items-buy-at-ikea/ To set up a home that follows the Montessori educational method, Ikea has a variety of Montessori-friendly items that can help parents do just that. With everything being at the height of kids to help them to become independent at an early age when it comes to basic needs and care, entire playrooms and bedrooms can be set up to satisfy even the most discerning of customers. And once the Montessori-friendly items are in place, there is no telling just how much kids will be able to accomplish on their own.

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Tue, 22 Feb 2022 15:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/montessori-friendly-items-buy-at-ikea/
<![CDATA[This Parents' Desk Goes Viral For Creativity & Our New Reality ]]> https://www.moms.com/desk-parents-with-toddler-goes-viral/ A desk made for working parents went unexpectedly viral after a working dad visiting Fairfield Area Library in Richmond, Virginia took a picture of the unique design. The desk has a workspace with a computer for parents to do what they need to along with an attached crib/play area intended for babies and toddlers. At first glance, the desk looks awkward and clunky, but at a closer glance, any mom who has ever tried to do any desk work with a baby in hand knows it has a clear purpose and how necessary this desk really is.

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Tue, 15 Feb 2022 15:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/desk-parents-with-toddler-goes-viral/
<![CDATA[Parents Agree That (In Retrospect) This Was Most Rewarding Milestone]]> https://www.moms.com/parents-agree-retrospect-teaching-child-walk-most-rewarding-milestone/ A new survey has found that when parents look back, teaching their child to walk was their most memorable milestone. A large part of motherhood is stepping back and admiring your child. You watch them grow from a newborn, to an infant and then a toddler. Before you know it, they are off to high school, and mom may often sit back and marvel at how far their child has come, and think back to what their favorite milestone was. This could be them saying their first word, crawling or even when they started to sleep through the night. However, it is always interesting to know what a parent’s favorite milestone is.

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Sun, 23 Jan 2022 13:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/parents-agree-retrospect-teaching-child-walk-most-rewarding-milestone/
<![CDATA[Lessons I've Learned Dealing With A Toddler Who Suffered Separation Anxiety]]> https://www.moms.com/lessons-learned-toddler-suffered-separation-anxiety/ There are always things in parenting and motherhood that we don’t always expect, and we know that our children will love us, but we may underestimate how much they love us and how much they want to be near us all the time. When I had my first child, she went through the typical stages of separation anxiety as a baby. The period where I leave a room, so her (developmentally) assumed that I was gone from the world, and then the next stage started. The stage where they know you are still alive, but they don’t understand time so they don’t know when you are going to come back.

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Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/lessons-learned-toddler-suffered-separation-anxiety/
<![CDATA[Best Time To Get Your Toddler In Bed]]> https://www.moms.com/best-bedtime-toddler-bed/ It is no secret that the best part of a lot of parent’s days is when their children go to bed at night. Parents love their children, but it can be hard to find a moment to yourself throughout the day. Children always seem to need something, and they will always find mom if she tries to hide. Understandably, this tends to be worse when children are young. Toddlers can be very clingy, and they have constant needs that seem attending to. If mom ignores them for too long, you can guarantee that they are getting into trouble somewhere in the house.

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Wed, 12 Jan 2022 17:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/best-bedtime-toddler-bed/
<![CDATA[How Often To Change Toddler's Pull-Up]]> https://www.moms.com/how-often-change-toddlers-pull-up/ Once a baby grows into a toddler, a lot of moms start to feel a sense of relief. They know that the days of babies are slowly behind them, and this means diapers. It is now about time to potty train, and this means that the days of diapers, changes, and rashes are almost gone. However, a lot of toddlers don’t always go right from diapers to underwear right away and a lot of them go through a transition phase. This means that moms may rely on pull-ups to help get their children through.

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Sun, 02 Jan 2022 17:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-often-change-toddlers-pull-up/
<![CDATA[Why Toddlers' Hair Gets More Tangled Than Older Kids]]> https://www.moms.com/why-toddlers-hair-gets-more-tangled-than-older-kids/ For those who have toddlers or young kids, daily hair bushing can be a struggle as a result of tangles. It does not matter whether the hair was brushed before bed, there will be tangles in the morning. At the end of the day from playing and having fun, even if the hair is pulled back and braided, there will be tangles in the hair. School-aged kids do not get tangles at this same rapid rate and because of this, it can be perplexing as to why toddlers' hair gets more tangles than older kids do.

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Thu, 30 Dec 2021 16:00:12 GMT https://www.moms.com/why-toddlers-hair-gets-more-tangled-than-older-kids/
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt For Kids 3-5 Years Old]]> https://www.moms.com/how-setup-thanksgiving-scavenger-hunt-kids-3-5-years-old/ The big day is here, and that is Thanksgiving. Families have been waiting for this day for a while now and they are gathering with their friends and family and have a big meal and remind themselves of what they have to be thankful for. While this is a day that a lot of families look forward to, it cannot be denied that it can be a busy day for mom. If mom is the one cooking, she likely has a lot on her plate and this can be challenging to do when she has young children running around.

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Thu, 25 Nov 2021 12:00:24 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-setup-thanksgiving-scavenger-hunt-kids-3-5-years-old/
<![CDATA[How To Raise A Confident Preschooler]]> https://www.moms.com/how-raise-confident-preschooler/ There are so many aspects when it comes to motherhood that it can be hard to keep track of what mom is supposed to be doing, and how she is supposed to do it. The basic elements like feeding, bathing, and caring for are all covered, and they are things that moms take very seriously. However, there are other important aspects that cannot be overlooked, and that is a child’s personality and their mental health and this is something that moms have to help shape and mold.

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Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:00:24 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-raise-confident-preschooler/
<![CDATA[Toys For Toddlers Climb On Everything In Sight]]> https://www.moms.com/toys-toddlers-climb-everything/ By the time toddlers begin climbing, they have hit many developmental milestones, one of which being stability. What they do have is a sense of curiosity coupled with no sense of fear. As such, they want to climb on any and everything that they find. Because of this, parents may find their little ones in strange places like countertops, cat towers, kitchen tables, and even perhaps even dressers. And because none of those are safe options for toddlers to climb on, parents may need to look into purchasing toys when their toddlers want to climb on everything in sight.

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Sun, 15 Aug 2021 17:00:11 GMT https://www.moms.com/toys-toddlers-climb-everything/
<![CDATA[Parents Can Ease Post-Vaccination Distress In Children Like This]]> https://www.moms.com/how-parents-ease-postvaccination-distress-children/ A new study has revealed how parents can help ease distress among their children who have just received a vaccine. The word “vaccine” is one of the most used words right now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, vaccines are routinely administered to adults and children every day, and there are some children who are fearful of getting a needle. It can be a scary experience for a child, but a parent knows that it is important for their health that they receive these vaccines. This means that parents try and make the experience as positive as possible, to make future vaccines a bit easier.

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Sat, 17 Jul 2021 15:00:11 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-parents-ease-postvaccination-distress-children/
<![CDATA[Babies Are Store-Bought, Says One Parent]]> https://www.moms.com/babies-store-bought-according-one-parent/ A new survey is showing that 1 in 10 parents tell their children that babies can be picked up from the store. Part of parenting means having a lot of really difficult and uncomfortable conversations with your children. As your child ages, their curiosity is going to get the better of them, and they are going to begin to realize that there are concepts that they don’t know much about and they want to know more. The question, “where do babies come from?” is one that can catch a lot of parents off-guard, and everyone has their own way of addressing it.

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Mon, 05 Jul 2021 12:00:28 GMT https://www.moms.com/babies-store-bought-according-one-parent/
<![CDATA[Anxiety Signs In School-Aged Children, Per Expert]]> https://www.moms.com/anxiety-signs-school-aged-children/ Experts are addressing the signs of anxiety in children, signs that are often overlooked by parents. Mental health is a serious issue, and it is a growing concern among children. With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting their lives, there have been countless reports of children suffering from their mental health as they try and navigate the many challenges that the pandemic has made them face. This means that anxiety may have affected children everywhere, and parents may be missing the signs. If a mom misses the signs of anxiety in her child, she may be missing opportunities to help and support them.

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Fri, 04 Jun 2021 15:00:18 GMT https://www.moms.com/anxiety-signs-school-aged-children/
<![CDATA[Kids' Academic Performance Suffers When Dad Loses His Job]]> https://www.moms.com/kids-academic-performance-suffers-when-dad-loses-job/ A new study has found that a child’s academic performance in school suffers when their father loses his job. Studies are always being done on almost every aspect of child development, and sometimes they make connections that no one would ever think. School is incredibly important for children, and while some students thrive in school, some don’t. Experts are always looking into possible reasons why this is. Some students also start off the school year really strong, and then slowly fall off and it may be important to find out what happened in order to rectify it.

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Mon, 17 May 2021 13:30:42 GMT https://www.moms.com/kids-academic-performance-suffers-when-dad-loses-job/
<![CDATA[YouTube's Vlad & Niki Debut New Toys]]> https://www.moms.com/youtubes-vlad-niki-debut-new-toys/ The popular YouTube brothers, Vlad and Niki are debuting new toys, and they are sure to be on every child’s wish list. Toys are so important for children, it helps them learn about the world around them, and if they are playing with others, it can teach them some valuable social skills. If there is anything that children love more than toys right now, it is YouTube. Children appear to love YouTube and they spend hours watching other children play with toys, unbox toys and have adventures.

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Thu, 06 May 2021 10:00:06 GMT https://www.moms.com/youtubes-vlad-niki-debut-new-toys/
<![CDATA[How To Avoid Raising An "Entitled" Child]]> https://www.moms.com/how-avoid-raising-entitled-child/ When a woman becomes a mother, the reality hits her pretty quickly that she is molding an individual person. Her little baby, toddler, and/or child is on a journey to become an independent and self-sustaining adult. Who they become may rely a lot on how they were raised and choices that were made by their family and those closest to them. The hard part is that there is no parenting guidebook for motherhood. There is no rule book that lists out what mom should or should not do. There are studies and input from professionals that can help guide mom to the right decisions, but every child and family is different, and not every strategy is going to work for everyone.

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:00:50 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-avoid-raising-entitled-child/
<![CDATA[Kids Potentially Not As Infectious, Claims New Study]]> https://www.moms.com/kids-potentially-not-infectious-claims-study/ A new study is showing that children are not as “infectious” as it was previously thought. One of the biggest problems with COVID-19 is that it is a “novel” virus, meaning that it is brand new. As every day goes on, experts are learning more and more about the virus and how it affects children. When the virus first started, it was thought that children were immune to it. After it became clear that children could in fact contract the virus, it was found that they were likely asymptomatic and/or not showing serious complications from the virus.

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Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:30:52 GMT https://www.moms.com/kids-potentially-not-infectious-claims-study/
<![CDATA[Screaming Shrinks Kids' Brains, Scientist Warns]]> https://www.moms.com/screaming-shrinks-kids-brains-scientist-warns/ A scientist is sending a warning about the relationships between yelling at children and the physical response that may be going on in their brains. While yelling may never be a mother’s chosen way to parent, it does happen. Children are finding their place in the world, and this can mean making mistakes and ‘acting out.’

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021 11:00:06 GMT https://www.moms.com/screaming-shrinks-kids-brains-scientist-warns/
<![CDATA[How To Help An Indecisive Child]]> https://www.moms.com/how-help-indecisive-child/ Even adults can have a hard time making decisions sometimes, so it is reasonable to expect that children would struggle with it as well. When a child has to make a decision, there seems like a million options and they all may appear like the best. Letting our children make choices is important for their development as well. It can help them develop a sense of identity and independence. It doesn’t have to be large life decisions, but small decisions like what they want to wear or what they want in their lunches for school can be incredibly helpful and beneficial.

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Sun, 21 Mar 2021 16:00:25 GMT https://www.moms.com/how-help-indecisive-child/
<![CDATA[Fauci Reminds Kids COVID Vaccines Could Begin In 2022]]> https://www.moms.com/fauci-covid-vaccines-kids-could-begin-2022/ Dr. Fauci has said that young children should be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in early 2022. Families have been waiting for a vaccine to hope that one day life will return to some semblance of normal. While vaccines for adults have been rolling out all across the US, a vaccine for children has just started to be tested. A vaccine for children may mean the return of safe and worry-free school, camps and extracurricular activities, but the trial process needs to take its time to ensure safety.

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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:00:42 GMT https://www.moms.com/fauci-covid-vaccines-kids-could-begin-2022/
<![CDATA[Moderna Chief Claims "No Evidence" Vaccine Is Unsafe For Children]]> https://www.moms.com/moderna-chief-claims-no-evidence-vaccine-unsafe-children/ The chief of Moderna made a statement that said that their vaccine is not expected to be unsafe for children to receive. Vaccines for those over the age of 16 are well underway throughout the world. Older teenagers and adults are rolling up their sleeves to receive a vaccine that is bringing hope to the world. Hope that the world will be returning to normal soon. However, a vaccine for children is not yet here, though we have been told it is coming. A vaccine for children is essential for their health and wellbeing, and tests are currently underway.

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Thu, 18 Mar 2021 11:30:30 GMT https://www.moms.com/moderna-chief-claims-no-evidence-vaccine-unsafe-children/
<![CDATA[Building An Indoor Gym For The Kids]]> https://www.moms.com/building-indoor-kids-gym/ Physical activity is incredibly important for everyone, but it may be even more important to growing bodies. As children go through their stages of development, their bodies rely on activity, both mental and physical, to help get them through. However, there can be barriers when it comes to exercise and daily activity. Children may live in areas where the weather is not that favorable. They could have long and cold winters, or even their summers may be too hot to enjoy the outdoors. They may live in a climate where it rains a lot, making it hard to get outside.

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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 18:00:15 GMT https://www.moms.com/building-indoor-kids-gym/