There are currently 152 developing countries, a figure provided for by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
These countries are beset by common challenges, such as high levels of poverty, human resource weakness, and economic vulnerability.
To any parent, then, it can feel scary to want to raise a child in a developing country.
One question that gets asked a lot to new moms with toddlers is, “Are they talking yet?”
I especially get this, as I am a mother of twins to an opinionated girl and exuberant boy. When my twins were 2 years old, they had a lot to say, but people just couldn’t understand them.
My daughter would often say “bye” and “baby,” and my son babbled a lot of meaningful sounds like “wah-wah” for the wagon or “bu” for the ball.
I have been a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing for 10 years now.
I am still astonished at the statistic that 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents but most of those parents will never learn to sign.
The last thing parents want to worry about when sending their child to daycare is whether or not the toys they have are potentially harmful.
But too many daycares across the country are letting toys that look fun and harmless into their centers—putting their children at risk of injury or even death.
Sibling conflict, sibling rivalry, sibling fighting – these prickly interactions between siblings are so common there’s more than one way to describe it!
But whatever you call it, every family with more than one child experiences it.
Mood Swings/Tantrums might be one of the toughest things in parenting, whether it’s dealing with a whiny toddler or going for a ride on your teenager’s emotional roller coaster.
I have a 4,6, and 14-year-old, and the whining sounds are like nails on a chalkboard.
Learning a second language is a life skill that improves both cultural awareness and cognitive function.
But how can you effectively teach your kids a second language if you don’t speak it or don’t speak it well?
Sometimes it can feel like life gets so busy I lose track of my daughter in all the chaos.
I am a busy mom but it wasn’t always that way.
It used to be just us all day every day, but then I opened a home daycare and life got exponentially busier. It started to feel like I was disconnected from her, like we lived on different planets.
That feeling was really yucky and I wanted to fix it.
I have an almost 4-year-old and lately it’s been incredibly challenging to handle her big meltdowns.
The ones where she’s wailing non-stop while flailing on the floor, occasionally standing up to hit me on my legs.
The type where I’d be a little bit embarrassed if there were other parents around, witnessing my so-called incompetence as a mother.
It’s very tiring and now that she’s older and bigger, it’s taking a bit longer for her to settle.
Is your child ready for kindergarten? If you are looking for the answer, you have come to the right place!
I have been a pre-k teacher for many years, and I can confidently tell you how to know for sure.