parenting


How to Teach your Children to Love Reading

Friday, July 20, 2018 By Aimee Ketchum
How to Teach your Children to Love Reading | Baby Chick

Studies show that early reading and language skills are a strong predictor of future literacy and academic skills. To love reading is truly a gift and can be fostered by parents and caregivers! Reading to your baby is a beautiful way to bond with your baby before they even understand language.  Research tells us that […]

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How to Raise Grateful and Responsible Children

Thursday, July 19, 2018 By Quinn Kelly
How to Raise Grateful and Responsible Children | Baby Chick

The movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has always been a favorite of mine. Mainly because a candy factory with a chocolate river is right up my sweet tooth alley of dreams. But Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka is one character in that movie that has always tainted it for me. Who would ever […]

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Ensuring Baby’s First Steps are Successful with Pediped

Monday, July 16, 2018 By Lauren Ramirez
Ensuring Baby's First Steps are Successful with Pediped | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: This post is sponsored by Pediped but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Photos by Tera Jones Photography. Some of your baby’s first experiences as a tiny person are those awe-inspiring, adorable milestone moments. Whether it’s her first smile, that sweet new giggle, or utterance of that long-awaited word, “mama!”. […]

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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 […]

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Tips and Tricks for Helping Your Toddler Stay Seated at the Dinner Table

Thursday, July 5, 2018 By Hannah Southerland
Helping Your Toddler Stay Seated at the Dinner Table

It is dinnertime, and perhaps if you’re like me, you have started to dread dinnertime. It isn’t matching the picture you had in your mind of what it should look like. You’ve had a couple kids and are realizing that the chaos that ensues at dinnertime is leaving you feeling overwhelmed. And tempted to just […]

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Making Bedtime Fun for Strong-Willed Toddlers

Thursday, June 28, 2018 By Hannah Crews
Making Bedtime Fun for Strong-Willed Toddlers | Baby Chick

Our daughter hated bedtime for the first two years of her life. And honestly, it’s still not her most favorite thing in the world. And since she’s so strong-willed, it’s been a challenge trying to figure out how to make bedtime something that is fun and exciting, rather than dreadful and frustrating. Now that we’ve […]

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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 […]

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8 Developmental Milestones the Books Don’t Tell You About

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 By Aimee Ketchum
8 Developmental Milestones the Books Don't Tell You About | Baby Chick

We all know the most common milestones and roughly when they should occur. Rolling, crawling, walking are the easy ones, but what about the more subtle, less-talked-about milestones that are just as important. I like to call some of these milestones mini milestones. Sometimes babies slip them in there without any fanfare. We carefully record […]

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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. […]

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The Time Has Come to Stop Comparing Your Child to Others

Sunday, June 24, 2018 By Quinn Kelly
The Time Has Come to Stop Comparing Your Child to Others | Baby Chick

Don’t Fall Victim to the Social Media Child Comparison Game Social media often gets a bad rap, but it is fair to say it has a lot of positives too. For one, I have lived in eight cities during my thirty-four years of life and am actively connected with friends from at least six of […]

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