If you haven’t heard already, parents all over the country are talking about the new standards and assessments and what they mean for their children. This video below allows you to see how preparing for success in school is a lot like sports – aim high, practice hard, listen to mentors and test your skills. Would you agree?

New moms can feel overwhelmed when it comes to calming down a fussy newborn. There are many things that can cause a baby to be discontented and it is often a tenuous time of trial and error when it comes to getting him settled down. Babies feed off of mom’s emotions so the first step to helping diffuse his discomfort is to stay calm. The next time you feel frazzled; try one of these eight tips:

When it comes to dealing with a cold, tempers and temperatures can reach a fever pitch (pun intended) fast! Your throat feels scratchy, your nose won’t stop running and all you want to do is sleep! To help bring your symptoms down to a manageable level, the staff at Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy put together some great do-it-yourself tips for home cold remedies.

Raising grateful children is not as simple as having them memorize the alphabet. Sure, they can learn it by rote, but genuine appreciation is an ongoing process up until they reach adulthood. Toddlers are expected to be self-centered, but teaching them the value of appreciation at a very young age will keep them from becoming spoiled, entitled people somewhere down the line.