Two-year-old XJ is known as a lovely, introverted and quiet toddler boy who loves to be cuddled. He enjoys playing with toys, listening to music, being outdoors, and finding colorful toys. He is able to walk on his own, say simple words, and follow simple instructions.
When a child begins to question their gender identity or comes out as transgender, the process of growing up can become infinitely more complicated. As the parent of a transgender or gender nonconforming child, you also face a whole new set of struggles. Instead of feeling guilty for not understanding or approving of your child’s gender identity, understand where these feelings come from and how to move forward in a way that is beneficial to the whole family.
What is a Transgender Child?
When your bundle of joy comes along, it is inevitable that a bundle of parenting advice will follow shortly after. While so many opinions and ideologies can be overwhelming, it is worth taking a look at the concept of Attachment Parenting. This theory operates on a framework of six stages for the first six years of life, each based on fulfilling a child’s need for attachment so fully that a preoccupation for this type of intimacy does not form. Renowned author and psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld, PhD.
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It’s a new century, folks, and this one comes with three big R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Chances are that these three words aren’t unfamiliar to you and that you’ve tried to incorporate them into your daily life. To dub yourself a Zero Waste parent, however, you’re going to have to go a little further than remembering to separate the cap from the water bottle before tossing it in the blue bin.
By the age of 19, about 80% of people have had sex for the first time. By the time most parents feel that their kids are old enough to be in a committed relationship and engage in sexual activity, the time for a preparatory conversation may have already passed.
High blood pressure might be an occupational hazard of parenting, but who knew you could be at risk before your child is even born? High blood pressure during pregnancy is known as Preeclampsia, and it is no joke. Kids in the House is here to help pregnant mothers and their families learn the warning signs of preeclampsia so that you can get the help you need to have a happy, healthy pregnancy.
What is Preeclampsia?
The decision to breastfeed will be one of the first major choices you make in planning for the arrival of your new baby. For some new mothers, it can also be the hardest. With so much information out there, it’s not always easy to sort through which voice to listen to. As soon as that baby bump begins to show, everyone from doctors to friends, family, and the grocery store cashier will want to offer their opinions and anecdotes. But deciding to breastfeed is only the first part of the equation.
Because autism is a complex neurological disorder with a full range of variations, it can be a complicated process to diagnose where a child falls on the autism spectrum– if at all. Most doctors agree that a reliable autism diagnosis can be made in children as young as two years of age, but warning signs can be identified much earlier.
It’s early evening and your baby is inconsolable. You’ve checked her diaper, know she’s fed, and made her comfortable, but the tears keep coming. In fact, they haven’t stopped in close to three hours– for the second day in a row. Sound familiar? If so, your baby might be experiencing Colic.
What is Colic?
Colic isn’t a disease, but if your baby has the symptoms it can feel just as serious as one.