Thursday, October 28, 2010

What's Worth Worrying About On Halloween

Maybe you’ve heard the urban legends: razor blades in poisoned apples, child abductors that stalk costumed kids, germ-filled trick-or-treat bowls. So which Halloween horror stories should you take seriously, and which should you relax about?

This article presents the scoop.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New from Kissy Kissy - Chocolate Blossoms!

This beautiful print with delicate pink and brown flowers will look great on your little one. Made with 100% soft Pima cotton, some of the pieces feature hand smocking.

Check out this line, along with all of Kissy Kissy's other latest lines at

Friday, October 22, 2010

Children's Fears: Simply Spooked or Serious Phobia?

Halloween tends to bring scary subjects to the surface -- especially for kids. A normal part of life, childhood fears typically arise out of an upsetting experience (like being bitten by a dog), hearing or seeing something disturbing, or they can simply be conjured up in your child’s imagination.

Fears that don’t seriously interfere with your child’s life -- the fears your little one learns to cope with -- can actually be a healthy thing. They cause a child to become more cautious and resilient when dealing with life's difficult situations. But when does a fear become something more? Those that prompt kids to significantly alter their lives are considered phobias. For instance, concerns that make your child want to avoid places (like school) or daily activities (like bathing, sleeping, eating) should be addressed by a mental health professional.

Here, seven common fright-inducers -- and how to help your child overcome them.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stop Fighting with Your Teen

I won't pull any punches: I hate fighting. I'll do anything to avoid confrontation, even if that includes pretending I don't notice the half-eaten bagel with cream cheese that has been sitting on my daughter's nightstand for two weeks. But it turns out I'm not doing my kids any favors. Fighting — done fairly — delivers a huge payoff: a stronger relationship with your child, and the confidence that comes from knowing you've equipped her with emotional survival skills that will last a lifetime.

Read the full article.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New at - The Forest Fun Line from Zutano!

The colorful aesthetic and heartwarming ethic of Zutano was born out of the talent and dedication of one creative new mom and dad. Over the years, Zutano has matured, refining the essentials of its charter mission and blossoming into an extraordinary force in the children's clothing industry.

The Forest Fun line features a variety of fun animals that you would find in the forest. Made with 100% Cotton. View the Forest Fun Long Sleeve Bodysuit.

Monday, October 11, 2010

CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World

Most kids have their first digital experience with e-mail. There isn't an accepted "right" age for a first e-mail account, and there are many variables to consider. For young kids, e-mail accounts can be tricky because they don't always understand the ins and outs of their use.

The anonymity of the online world is where the danger begins and keeps on going. As adults, we usually recognize the dangers of being separated by a computer even when the person on the other end is known to us. At the same time, how tempting it can be to shoot from the hip and just rattle off an unedited, uncensored e-mail! That does occur, doesn't it? If we as adults recognize how tempting it can be to send those sorts of communications and how difficult it can be to tap into the restraint to not respond when we receive an inflammatory communication, imagine how difficult it is for a developing child at any age.

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

New! Kissy Kissy Dino Slide Collection

New from Kissy Kissy, the Dino Slide collection is perfect for your little boy. This line features an adorable bear sliding down the back of a playful dinosaur. Made with 100% soft Pima cotton. features one of the largest selections of Kissy Kissy around. Check out all of the Kissy Kissy lines by clicking here.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Using movement to raise happier kids

A stream of Mozart wafting from your baby’s CD player may be soothing, but the jury’s still out on whether classical music makes babies smarter. You may want to add a bit of BeyoncĂ© to your baby’s playlist, because the latest research shows that it’s the beat, rather than melody, that gets infants going.

Babies coordinate their movement to the tempo and rhythm of music, and they find this even more engaging than hearing people talk.

Read the full article.