How to Help Your Older Child When They Are Afraid of Shots

As parents, we tend to expect our little ones to be scared of immunizations. But what do we do when our older child is afraid of shots? It is completely normal for older kids to be afraid of needles. Especially 11 year olds, they tend to be scared of 11 year vaccines just as much…

Milk and a Meltdown- Toddler Rage Containment the Easy Way

Is your toddler having tantrums and meltdowns? Did you know there is a difference between the two? Read on to find out how to contain your toddler’s rage the easy and loving way.   It started with my head banging toddler When Pubescent Snarky son was a tiny toddler, he developed a habit of smacking…

How to Get Your Child to Take Medicine- Without Vomiting, Tears, or Fighting

Now that cold and flu season is upon us, let’s talk about how to get your child to take medicine. I frequently get calls from parents who say: My toddler won’t take medicine without throwing up. My toddler spits out medicine. How can I disguise the taste of medicine? How can I get a baby…

My Number One Trick for Getting My Toddler to Brush Her Teeth

Toddlers have almost zero control over their lives. We tell them when to eat, when to sleep, and even when to go to the potty (have you seen the potty watch?). It makes sense that they decide to draw the line in the sand somewhere, and that somewhere is tooth brushing (and often taking medication)….

Help Your Child Conquer Bedwetting with the 10 Best Bedwetting Alarms

If you read about how we were able to stop our daughter’s bedwetting in just one week, you know that I am a big proponent of bedwetting alarms. We used the Malem alarm with our daughter and were very happy with it, but there are many more options available now. Here is a round up…