More From Lee Murray
How to Get an Older Sibling to Help with a Baby Kindergarteners probably won’t be changing diapers and laundering bedsheets, but their involvement in more manageable baby care tasks can be beneficial for the whole family.
How to Prepare Kids to Spend Time Alone All parents need time to get stuff done, and by leaving a kid alone & engrossed in an activity and writing down expectations they can find that time in a way that benefits everyone.
How to Tell if the Baby is Happy Babies communicate their feelings by crying and fussing. To know what’s going on in their heads requires extensive research in brain science.
How to Chill Out an Injured Child Bumps, bruises, and broken bones are all pretty harrowing the first time they happen. Here’s how parents can coach their kid through the pain.
How to Manage Kids' Weird Obsessions Helping a kid manage childhood fixations begins with understanding whether their behaviors are true obsessions or simply healthy fascination in a loved activity.
How to Protect Toddlers From Obesity With patience, persistence, and tactical timing you can save your toddler from the health risks associated with being overweight.
Health & Science
How to Help a Baby With Gas Fart (If It Comes to That) All babies get gas, but some deliberate movements of the torso and a trip to the breast or the bottle can provide serious relief.
How to Talk to Kids About Their Terrible Relatives With a preparation, coaching, a good strategy and some swallowed pride, parents can turn interactions with difficult relatives into teachable moments.
How to Prepare Kids to Play Alone Outside Kids are surprisingly capable and independent as long as parents are willing to take a step back.
How to Parent a Baby While Wearing a Beard Parenting with a beard means keeping it simple, short, or soft to avoid pain from baby beard pulling or micro abrasions from cuddles.
How to Build 3 Baby Emergency Kits for Car Rides A carefully curated baby emergency kit won’t help parents avoid disaster, but it’ll help them recover from it quickly when away from home and on a road trip.
How To Be Your Baby's Personal Trainer Newborns aren’t really known for their raw, explosive power. But when they hit six months, it’s time for baby exercises so they can get swole.
How to Get a Toddler Engaged in a Playgroup or Playdate Whether or not your two-year-old is a social butterfly has a lot to do with their ability to tolerate other toddlers.
How to Take Your Baby Out of the House During Flu Season Keeping baby safe from influenza means stocking up on hand sanitizer, washing your hands a lot, and avoiding people with symptoms.
How to Help Uncoordinated Preschoolers Frustrated by Their Abilities If preschoolers can’t complete a task, the best thing to do is help them to regulate their emotions until they can.