Becoming a first-time parent can be pretty intimidating! Thankfully, with the right gear and a lifehack or two, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your baby.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
These trendy plus-size maternity clothes will keep you both comfy and stylish throughout your pregnancy.
Winter can feel long and boring for kids and parents alike when the weather prevents outside play. But with these fun board games, there's no need for the winter blues—get the whole family laughing and learning with family game night.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
It can hard for teens (and parents, let's be honest) to know which brands to buy when they start wearing makeup. We've put together a list of great beauty brands and makeup products for teenagers to try.
Babywearing. It's a practice that's been around for centuries, but today's parents have taken the act of hands-free carrying to a whole new level thanks to modern baby carriers. It's handy, and many would say even necessary gear for parents, but knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. Don't let the numerous choices scare you away from taking advantage of the benefits babywearing can offer.
Any parent of girls knows that clothes shopping can often end up as a full-on battle. Why waste time and money on any more clothes she refuses to wear? Instead, take advice from our editors and shop these clothing trends that your daughter will be excited to wear this season.
Learn why the Parenting.com editors (and hundreds of reviewers) can't stop raving about the Molekule air purifier. Spoiler alert: Not only does it clean the air like never before, but it's also off-the-charts stylish. Parents, this is one nursery essential you won't want to miss.
Making memories last is so important when you're a parent, and picking out the perfect camera to preserve each special moment can be a big task. Here are six of our favorite options for parents, from high-quality digital cameras to fun instant-film options.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
Once you determine that your child is ready to begin potty training, it's best to make him or her an equal participant in the planning by letting your little one help to choose important potty training gear, including: a potty or potty chair, a potty training seat, potty training incentives, and a potty training stool. Here's a step-by-step guide to potty training success.
This book breaks down the science behind baby and child parenting approaches to inform and empower readers to adjust their lifesty...les in practical ways that will reduce the impact their family has on the environment, without being judgemental or dogmatic. read more
"100 of the" series books brings you yet another exciting book on the 100 of the Best Baby Boy Names of All Time. Read this book a...nd many other 100 of the Best, Most, Ugliest, Top, Coolest and more books. read more
Every mother-to-be knows how important it is to eat right. But it's challenging to consume the nutrients you need during the diffe...rent phases of pregnancy and motherhood. Luckily, Homemade Smoothies for Mother and Baby makes it easy for you to optimize... read more
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Hilariously awful fatherhood advice from America's Got Talent finalist comedian Tom Cotter. This guide to pitiful parenting is cho...ck full of Bad Dad jokes and one liners that will have you laughing out loud read more
This guidebook provides important information on effective parenting, beginning with a short description of childhood development ...and needs, later moving onto different approaches to parenting, how to identify and deal with risk behavior in children,... read more
The Good Dad Guide was written by Jock McMillan, father of five sons and for the last 40 years, a practising criminal lawyer in th...e UK. He was struck by the ease with which his sons have taken to parenting and the contrast with those clients who had not h read more
Meditations on fatherhood from the author of "Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City" With "A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenti...ng," the trademark dry humor that pervades Guy Delisle's landmark and praised graphic travelogues takes center stage. Quick, light vignettes play on the worries and cares any young parent might have, and offer wry solutions to the petty frustrations of being a dad who works from home. Readers familiar with Delisle's stranger-in-a-strange-land technique for storytelling (employed in "Jerusalem," "Pyongyang," "Burma," and "Shenzhen") will recognize the titular parent in this book; Delisle's travelogues were simultaneously portraits of complex places and times, and portraits of a stay-at-home dad's ever-changing relationship with his children while his wife is out working for Doctors Without Borders. The relationship between young child and all-too-irony-aware parent is beautifully done here, and Delisle's loose flowing style has been set free, creating a wonderful sense of motion throughout. "A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting "is an intimate, offbeat look at the joys of parenting. read more
Paperback, Wilshire Book Company, 1987, ISBN13 9780879804190, ISBN10 087980419X
Learn how your children can benefit from the powerful, compassionate, and effective techniques of Socratic parenting in this guide... that draws from ancient wisdom to create a new paradigm for modern parents. Showing how to apply the Socratic method to parenting, this book focuses on developing a personal parenting philosophy and sharing that philosophy with your child through dialogues, asking open-ended questions, and modeling the behavior you want to see in your child. While traditional punishment and reward techniques may condition desired behaviors, parents who develop their own self-discipline and critical-thinking skills will naturally encourage their children to become self-disciplined, independent thinkers. read more
Postpartum Depression: A Parent's Guide to Postpartum Depression
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Dr. Michael Popkin--one of the nation's foremost experts on parent education--explains positive discipline and communication techn...iques to help your family run more smoothly. This guide shows you why children misbehave and how to redirect them,... read more
"Parenting" supports a mission of thoughtful and goal-oriented practice. Its message of calm, commonsense parenting is accessible ...to everyone. Dr. Anderson writes from more than 30 years' experience as an educational psychologist, professor of early... read more
Covering the most troublesome aspects of parenthood, this book is full of real, sensible, down-to-earth guidance. It restores you ...confidence in yourself so you don't feel undermined by all the self-proclaimed experts and enables you to raise your... read more
Techniques for increasing skills in the step family scenario and true stories of others who have been challenged by difficulties a...s well, decreasing our own anxieties of feeling we are alone. read more
With A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting, the trademark dry humor that pervades Guy Delisle’s landmark and praised graphic trav...elogues takes center stage. Quick, light vignettes play on the worries and cares any young parent might have, and offer... read more
This treasure of practical advice by award-winning author Dr. Roger McIntire provides the help parents need when they are challeng...ed to keep a steady disposition, manage fair discipline, enjoy the parenting job and stay lovingly close to their... read more
This is a book for all parents. It serves as a complete guide for long-term positive parenting of teenagers or even younger childr...en. It is written for parents as users in everyday situations from the perspective of their teenagers' needs. In the book,... read more
Quality parenting doesn't happen easily or by coincidence--it necessitates conscious awareness and intentional effort. Roots and W...ings presents a user-friendly approach based on the principles and practices of mindfulness and twelve-step-oriented... read more
Arm yourself with the tools you need to parent with confidence, raise happy and independent children, and find the fulfillment you... deserve. You re getting divorced; you re angry, afraid, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Stop, stop and breathe. What lies... read more
Hardcover, Nova Science Pub Inc, 2015, ISBN13 9781634820660, ISBN10 1634820665
What's a mom to do when her sweet baby's smiles and snuggles turn to tears and tantrums?This take on everything toddler—from throw...ing food to potty training to massive toddler fits—is filled with sanity-saving advice every mom wants to hear. Helpful... read more