You've chosen to have one child... only. How do you do this effectively when everyone (especially family and friends) are encouraging the exact opposite? Plus, what do you need to know as a parent of an only child? Is only lonely?
If you're already a twin parent, then you already have plenty of parenting experience. But how do things change when you introduce a new baby into the family? How do you prepare your twins for the arrival of their new sibling? How do you encourage closeness between all your children? And how do you balance everything and everyone when you're out and about?
If having twins seems tough, imagine being pregnant or caring for newborn twins in addition to your other children. How does having singletons prior to your twins help prepare you for your parenting journey? How will your other children react to the new duo in the family?
You dream about your kids loving each other and playing together, completely content. But then reality strikes. Is fighting between siblings at an early age avoidable? And what are some common warning signs to help you manage the situation better?
Breastfeeding your first baby didn’t turn out exactly how you had planned and you ended up formula-feeding your baby. Or perhaps that was the plan all along. But you want things to be different with your second child. This time, your plan is to breastfeed your baby for as long as possible. It’s easy to say, but how difficult is this transition? And what tips can help you along the way?
Fighting among your kids can really frustrating for parents. How do you know where to draw the line? What role should parents have during these disagreements? What are some of the positive and negative consequences of sibling rivalry that can sometimes lead to fights? Plus, we'll discuss some strategies to help you keep the peace!
Parents with more than one child typically try to keep an even playing field with their kids. But there are times when parents may unintentionally show favoritism toward a specific child based on the situation. So, how does this impact your children and the relationship they have with you as well as their siblings?
Another baby is on the way- or perhaps you're just planning for it. What can you do in advance to help ease the transition for both the parents and your other children? And at what age do kids really understand the idea of bringing home a new baby?
Being pregnant with your first child is much different than subsequent pregnancies. Your body tells you to rest, but your kids demand 100% of your attention, not to mention the possibility of jealousy as your belly gets bigger. So, how can you keep the harmony and still make time to enjoy your pregnancy?