Topic: parenting advice

Your Magical Potty Training Trick Will Not ‘Fix’ A Late Trainer

Your Magical Potty Training Trick Will Not 'Fix' A Late Trainer

Imagine if you were reading a parenting article about babies learning to walk, and someone wrote, “Oh, my child walked at 9 months. I don’t know why people make such a big deal about teaching kids to walk. I just stopped holding his hands and walked away from him, and boom, he followed me! I figure if he’s old enough to eat solids, he’s old enough to start walking.”

It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? And yet this is exactly what a lot of parents do when talking about toilet training. More »

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Baby #2

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Baby #2

Let’s imagine that the difficulty of taking care of one kid is represented by the variable X. Having passed high school algebra, you can feel fairly confident that two kids will then turn the difficulty into 2X. But you’ve got a baby genius on your hands (I mean, come on, who doesn’t?), one that prefers calculus. Your baby thinks in logarithms, and so the difficulty level is actually X squared. Have fun! More »