Dealing with a fear of dogs

Sometimes children develop irrational fears that seem to come out of nowhere for seemingly no reason at all. Such is the case for Kelcey Kintner as she describes her daughter’s fear of dogs in this post at Alpha Mom. Kelcey had a dog when her children were very young, but it didn’t fit with her […]

What play dates are really like

Getting kids together for a play date sounds like a great idea. They can have fun interacting with other kids and burn off some energy (while also giving parents a much needed break!), but it won’t be long before someone gets upset. While kids are often unpredictable, it seems like some things are destined to […]

Is your child ready for potty training?

No child potty trains the same way, and you’ll see different time estimates and opinions everywhere you look. However, there are some signs to look for that will let you know your child is ready. If they show curiosity about the bathroom and toilet and are interested in learning how things work, they could be […]