TIP! Sensory development is important to the development of your child; therefore provide many different opportunities for them to experience. Allowing him or her to smell spices while you bake, squish around in the mud, or listen to tinkling wind chimes can help your child learn all about the world and interacting with it.
TIP! Every child will pick up an inappropriate word at some point in their life. Let him know beforehand what is and is not acceptable in your home, and if his vocabulary strays into unacceptable territory, tell him so immediately.
TIP! Don't burden your children unnecessarily, but they do need to understand that there are challenges in life. By showing your children what you and your partner do to deal with life's complications, they will learn how to cope with similar situations.
TIP! Children have a natural excess of energy, and playing is the best way for them to use it. More than that, they need time to play.
TIP! An excellent method of doing this is having a yearly savings plan, and sticking with this plan. Above all, you must resist the urge to use money from the college fund for other expenses.
TIP! When your child shares a problem with you, make an effort to view it from his or her point of view. While you may think their problem is unimportant, consider how they might feel about it.
TIP! Good parenting involves giving children positive feedback when they are good. Kids need attention.
TIP! When potty training a toddler, be sure you walk him to the "potty" regularly. Toddlers are still learning how to tell you when they need to go and, unfortunately, they often tell you too late.
TIP! If children live in your house, you should never smoke indoors. In fact, why not quit smoking altogether? Secondhand smoke is equally as harmful as actually smoking.
TIP! When your child is three feet tall or develops the ability to climb out of the crib, it is time to switch to a bed made for toddlers. While some children may find this change frightening, you can make it more enjoyable by indulging him or her with a fun, new set of sheets that features a beloved cartoon character.
TIP! When planning to have an outing with the children, make arrangements well before hand. If you plan this time, your children will understand the importance of playing outdoors.
TIP! One easy way to improve your parenting skills is by truly listening to your children. Listening to them shows them that you respect their thoughts and are there for them.
TIP! Giving into all your child's demands is not a wise idea. Make sure, when responding to children's demands, that you always stay in control of the situation.
TIP! If cutting teeth is painful for your child, put certain foods, such as carrots, cucumbers or pickles into a mesh teething feeder. Other ways of relief might work, but your child will tend to continue chewing on something that has a taste.
TIP! Keep yourself up-to-speed with regard to everything that is transpiring. Most teachers like to keep parents in the loop, and have parents involved in what's happening.
TIP! Use the kitchen sink, so your child has plenty of space to lie down on a towel spread on the counter. You should also place a rolled towel beneath his neck.