by Dr. Caron Goode

Young parents, especially first-timers, may get upset when they see that their two-year-old wants to keep his toys to himself. What is the appropriate recourse when your young daughter cries and grabs at another’s belonging? At which age does sharing become a socially appropriate behavior and how can you encourage your children to share?READ More on Teaching Children To Share

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AHEAD: Keeping tabs on children 'isn't pestering, it's parenting' – thepaper2…

30 Nov 2006 at 6:09pm

AHEAD: Keeping tabs on children 'isn't pestering, it's parenting ' – 1 hour ago
…. Parenting is not a democracy, and it shouldn't be, according to many parenting experts. In the end, it's not pestering, it's parenting .. ….

In a Day Packed With Spit-Ups, Sippy Cups and Spazz Outs, NYC Parenting Compa…

30 Nov 2006 at 1:08pm

It's a fact: Most parents of kids five andunder are exhausted and not at their best. Perhaps they cruised throughtheir baby's first year on pure adrenaline. But, immediately followingthat first birthday party, utter fatigue sets in. Case in point: Twentypercent of new moms leave the house with mismatched shoes, according to arecent survey conducted by Parenting magazine. So, before Elmo can

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I just read an intersting fact that the US Consumer Product Safety commission estimates that about 165 thousand kids 14 and under will be injured or trearted this year for toy related injuries. As a parent of two young boys, one 4 1/2 and the other 5 months it made me think about the toys we have and are planning on getting our kids this holiday season . will definitely be on my mind this year. In doing a little research here are some quick tips to remember:READ More on Toy Safety this holiday season

I ran across this recipe that is sure to delight with the kids this holiday season. Chocolate covered spoons!

Plastic spoons get dressed up just by adding a little chocolate! Take a bag of chocolate chips and melt it in the microwave cooking at half power in 30 second increments. Add a little bit of shortening (1 teaspoon to each cup of chips) if you want the chocolate to work better. READ More on Umm…Chocolate Spoons

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Parenting Early Intervention Project Manager – Guardian Unlimited

28 Nov 2006 at 6:03am

Parenting Early Intervention Project Manager
Guardian Unlimited, UK – 4 hours ago
…. developing an ambitious strategy for parental engagement, which is designed to ensure that children can benefit from confident, positive parenting from birth ….

Lawyer: Parenting techniques will be issue in caged kids trial today (News Jo…

28 Nov 2006 at 7:05am

NORWALK (AP) – Discipline and parenting techniques will be a key issue in the trial of adoptive parents accused of locking some of their 11 special-needs children in cages, a defense attorney said.

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This weeks Carnival of Family Life is being hosted by First of all, for those that don't know, what exactly is a blog carnival? Basically it is a place where bloggers can get together who same a common interest. We, for example, joined the carnival of family life. Once a week articles relating to families and parenting are submitted and the person hosting the carnival will make a short commatary with a link to the article.

For our readers here at More4kids going to a blog carnival is a great way to get a lot of good information from a variety of people. In this weeks carnival, topics include everthing from  Toddler stocking stuffer ideas to   Crafting for the Anti-Crafter: A Toddler Matching Game

One article we found particulary interesting was Reward Charts for Deserving Children, by Hsien-Hsien Lei, PhD. It is definitely on our 'must read' list for this week.

Finally, here at More4kids we presented our own article Establishing Communication in the Younger Years  which deals with communicating with very young children and the importance of non-verbal communication and cues in the early years when a child is first learning to talk and understand. At this age the child may find it difficult to grasp what we as parents are trying to say. For me, this was the most frustrating time with our first child and this gives some ideas to help us with our second child.

Enjoy the Carnival!

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