More From Matthew Utley
How to Tell the Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and Illness That cough and congestion may not be due to cold and flu at all, but allergies – a distinct problem with its own dangers.
How to Give a Kindergarten Kid Chores Kindergartners clean up at school, so they can do the same at home. Parents need to set firm boundaries about expectations and follow through.
How to Give Young Kids Chores Toddlers can handle having chores – parents just need to start small, be consistent and have low expectations about the finished product.
Important Parenting Tips for Potty Training Girls While some potty training advice and methods are universal for potty training girls and boys, girls may finish potty training earlier and learn to wipe differently.
How to Comfort a Kid Excluded From a Party Kids aren’t going to get an invitation to every birthday party. Since that will be true for the rest of their lives, parents need to model a reasonable response.
Dads Get Bored With Their Kids. That’s Okay. Here’s How to Cope. It’s easy to feel bored with kids in the short term, but raising a healthy, emotionally stable child is a long-term investment.
How to Spot the Signs a Kid is Being Bullied or Becoming a Bully Bullying thrives out of view. In order to learn what's happening in their children’s lives, parents need perception, patience, and presence.
How to Help a Kid Poop Faster Putting pressure on slow pooper doesn't help. There are other strategies that do.
How to Fight Back Against Poop Parents shouldn't wait to act. Errant stool, poop, or feces on a home's surfaces, like carpets and tile floors, should be cleaned up immediately
Health & Science
How to Prepare for a Playdate The biggest thing parents need to be concerned about with playdates is clear communication and household safety.
How to Teach a Potty Training Kid to Wipe Their Ass Properly Kids learn to use the potty before they have the coordination to be any good at wiping, which can be a real mess.
How to Teach Kids to Value What They Have Teaching kids the cost of replacing the toys they neglect can be a lot less painful for parents if they start when the stakes are small.
How to Diagnose and Treat Baby Mucus Problems Boogers are a common symptom of much of cold and flu season, but parents have options for keeping nasal passages clear and children comfortable.
When Should Kids Stop Bathing Together? The long and the short of it is that kids can bath together forever if they're okay with it. That said, they probably won't be.