Early Years Archive



Growing as Parents

Calming Fussy Babies
Cloth Diapers for the Timid
Don't Take It Personally

How to Survive Baby Boot Camp
My Baby is Better Than Your Baby
New Baby, New Dad
Sleep Cues
Tips for the First Few Weeks
When Parents Compare Kids
Your Child's Snuggle Personality

Bonding and Security

Attention for Two
Child, You Are Loved
Childhood Fears 
Right Shoe, Right Foot
Room To Splash
Routine Reminder
Security Blankets and Stuffed Animals
Sitting Still
Thankful Bites
Thumb Sucking
Toddler-Sized Chores
Training Toddlers to Stay in Bed

Family Dynamics

Be on the Same Team
A Book for Older Siblingss
Clingy Toddler Tips
Long-Distance Family Connections
Toddler-Proof Your Baby
When Siblings Share a Room


Care for the Common Cold
Caring for Your Baby's Teeth
Diaper Rash Solutions
Introducing Solids
Making Fitness Fun
Shots for Tots
Soapy Surprise

Special Diets and Special Occasions
Your Toddler's Teeth

Learning and Play

Back-to-School Toddlers?
Exploring Creativity

Family Music Night
Independent Play
Inside-Play Ideas
It's All Fun and Games
Language Development
Little Adventures for Toddlers
Little Helper in the Kitchen
Making Chores Fun
More Easy Chores for Toddlers
Play Like You Mean It
Restless Afternoon Solution
Springtime Exploration
Story Props
Summer Fun for Young Kids
Tidy Up With Toddlers
When You Just Need a Minute

Moral Development

ABC Bible Verses
Faith to Grow On

Teach Thankfulness
Teaching Consideration for Others
"Thanks for Helping, Buddy"
You Can Teach Them To...
Prayers for Little Ears to Hear
Put Others First

Thanks in Action

Parenting on the go

Baby-Proofing on the Go
Ditch the Diaper Bag
DIY Baby Gear
Flying With Baby
Flying With Toddlers
Happy Campers
Helping Kids Adapt to New Social Settings
Little Ears and Public Praise
On the Go Routines
Prepare Your Kids for Moving
Restaurant Survival Tips
Squirming Kids and Car Seats

Sweet Dreams to Go


Baby Proof Your Pet
Kids and Crowd Safety

Summer Safety

Remembering Cold Weather Gear
Toddlers and Climbing Safety

Seasonal Concerns

5 Ways to Help Your Toddler Enjoy the Season
Advent Treasure Hunt
Christmas and Little Ones

Christmas Breakfast
Costume Precautions
Evenly Matched Egg Hunt
Hands-on Fall Activity
New Year's Eve
Prepare Kids for Holiday Gatherings
A Toddler-Sized Christmas

Social Development

Separation Anxiety
Easing the Goodbye Blues
Nurturing Friendships
Preschool Playdates
Preparing Kids for Babysitter
Your Social Baby

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Embracing the Differences in Your Adoptive Family

Embracing the Differences in Your Adoptive Family

Helping kids develop a healthy identity

Special Needs & the Challenge of Change

Special Needs & the Challenge of Change

Helping kids deal with daily transitions

Book Reviews for Parents

Book Reviews for Parents

Read our teen and tween book reviews for parents.

Thriving Family Archives

Thriving Family Archives

Articles from the magazine and the website

Experience the Bible in historical context with Ray Vander Laan


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