Caregivers’ Tips for Handling Imaginary Friends

Children with imaginary friends are fairly common, and these friends can be as real to them as a flesh-and-blood sibling, often even more beloved, because they are the child’s best friend too. The average age for children to develop imaginary friends is about 3 to4 years of age, once social interaction skills and imagination develop. Many parents find it […]

Parents’ Tips for Teaching about Child Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse in children can be a difficult topic for parents to broach with their children, but it is becoming increasingly important to create open channels of communication about it within families. Many parents feel awkward about discussing child sexual abuse with their children because they feel:   Children should not know about the darker side of human […]

Tips for a Respectful Childcarer-Parent Relationship

Childcare centers provide a service that allows parents to safely leave children to be looked after when they go about their daily work, and continue with careers.Choosing a center is a arduous task for many parents, and most professionals do their best to make parents feel at ease. While the nature of the service goes beyond […]

Cheap Child Care: Affordable Day Care Finding Advice

With daycare costs rising every day, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find affordable care for your child. During this period of recession, parents are becoming increasingly concerned about ways in which they can cut corners yet provide quality care to their children. Child care can be very expensive but with a little planning and […]

Save By Claiming Child And Dependent Care Tax Credit

Providing dependent care for your children can prove to be exceedingly financially burdensome for you. While expenses for child care seem to keep rising, it is important to explore other options to reduce costs. For this purpose, there is a government program known as the Dependent Care Tax Credit which provides you with certain child care financial benefits and […]

Parents’ Tips for Children’s Bedtime Routines

Creating a consistent bedtime routine for your child results in a comfortable, stable child who knows what is expected of him or her. When children are provided with a simple routine, they are able to follow it and structure their days around it. Knowing what comes next, and what to expect every day is a reassuring feeling […]

Helping Sexually Abused Children

Dealing with sexual abuse in children is a difficult task for parents, and often, the help of experts is needed. Those who have experienced child sexual abuse find it hard to trust anyone, will withdraw into themselves, and could become self-injurious, suicidal or depressive.   Creating an Atmosphere of Openness It is always best to discuss the case with […]