Childhood: 5 yrs+

Making Our Backyards and Parks Safer for Our Kids

Monday, September 24, 2018 By Nina Spears
Making Our Backyards and Playgrounds Safer for Our Kids | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: All images by Creative Clicks Photography. It’s no secret that I try to choose natural options for my child when I can. I do this because I want to do everything in my power to give my son a healthy and safe start at life. This is why I decided to give birth […]


How to Raise a Happy Child

Friday, September 14, 2018 By Rosemary Adkins
How to Raise a Happy Child | Baby Chick

Parenting is one of the most rewarding and, at the same time, one of the most difficult jobs that an adult can have. Raising children is not a precise science (otherwise, we would not be having this discussion), as there are many variables, factors, as well as unprecedented and unforeseeable events that can shape a […]


What is Montessori and Why it Might Work for Your Child

Friday, September 7, 2018 By Bernadetta Pracon
What is Montessori and Why it Might Work for Your Child | Baby Chick

Do you have a dream preschool in mind for your baby? I won’t lie: I didn’t really give preschool much thought until my baby was two years old. In some instances, kids are put on school waiting lists before they turn one. There’s nothing wrong with having priorities, but personally, we just focused on taking […]


6 Mothers Explain How They’re Raising Feminist Sons

Monday, July 16, 2018 By AnnaMarie Houlis
6 Mothers Explain How They’re Raising Feminist Sons | Baby Chick

In her book, Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gives instructions for raising a feminist daughter — but seldom do we talk about raising feminist sons. Rather, we teach our sons that big boys don’t cry and to be aggressive in the pursuit of their goals — and we […]


3 Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy and Safe at the Pool

Saturday, July 7, 2018 By Tessy Kadavil
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How many of you moms out there have to answer your kids questions about when the pool opens . . . year round . . . and not just one or two times but more like 100? As soon as spring starts to fade, the kids get ancy about when they can throw on their […]


Should You Give Your Kids An Allowance?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 By Meredith Rines
Should You Give Your Kids An Allowance? | Baby Chick

When you think of the word allowance, what comes to mind? Many of us were given an allowance when we were younger for keeping our rooms cleaned and helping out, but nowadays it’s hard to know what chores your child should do and how much you should pay them. Should you just give them a […]


14 Ideas for Summer Family Movie Night

Monday, June 25, 2018 By Frannie Ucciferri
14 Ideas for Summer Family Movie Night | Baby Chick

Originally published on: Who doesn’t love family movie night? You can bond, talk about the movies, and, most importantly, have fun. But finding the right movie — something that’s okay for younger kids but that won’t bore older ones — can be a challenge. Sometimes you end up spending more time scrolling through Netflix than actually watching anything. […]


7 Ways to Keep Your Sanity while Kids are Home for the Summer

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 By Hannah Crews
7 Ways to Keep Your Sanity while Kids are Home for the Summer | Baby Chick

Let’s face it. We love our kids. They are smart, funny, loving, beautiful, entertaining, and make life worth living. But, on the same token, it’s so nice to have some time alone — to ourselves — while they are at school. And the moment classes are dismissed and “school’s out for summer,” we quickly realize […]


The Thumb Sucking Habit: How Long Is Too Long?

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 By Ratna Bajpai
The Thumb Sucking Habit: How Long Is Too Long? | Baby Chick

Thumb sucking is a common habit in childhood. Parents usually notice it within the first three months of the child’s life, although there is some evidence that babies can start sucking their thumbs inside the womb. Thumb sucking is one of the things that parents worry about as babies grow and become toddlers. They wonder […]


Stopping Childhood Entitlement In It’s Track

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 By Quinn Kelly
Stopping Childhood Entitlement In It's Track | Baby Chick

Entitlement is the buzz word of this parenting generation. And while most parents know they do not want to raise an entitled child, they also have no idea what is causing this growing problem among youth. No one looks at the face of their precious baby and could ever imagine them being spoiled or bratty. […]