Travel in Freehold, NJ

By The Goddard School • April 3rd, 2019
The Goddard School® , the nation’s best-in-class preschool system, is proud to showcase the importance of environmental conservation through its month-long Root for Earth event, which is designed to teach children about daily environmental impacts and give busy families realistic tips for making a difference
Preschoolers will participate in a new challenge this year to illustrate the environmental…

There are healthy ways to manage stress to prevent negative impacts on your well-being

By The Goddard School • March 27th, 2019
1. Time it right
Weekend mornings are preferable because you’re not rushing to get everyone out the door and your kids can return to you—and the topic—if they have more questions or fears later in the day. Many kids (and grownups) are grouchy and exhausted by the evening.
“And even if your kids seem to be in a great mood, a drowsy brain can’t take in information as well, and any tears or anxious questions…

By The Goddard School • December 20th, 2018
CHILDREN’S tech obsession can be hard enough for parents to deal with during the day – but new evidence suggests they should be concerned about the effect it’s having on kids at night too
Research shows that the 40% of children aged between six and 11 years who use mobile phones, laptops or tablets in the hours before bedtime are getting around 20 minutes less sleep a night than kids who don’t use tech in…

Siblings play a huge role in each other's lives. Many siblings who are close in age become each other's first friend. You can encourage a strong, long-term bond by letting your older child take care of his new brother or sister as much as possible.

By The Goddard School • August 15th, 2013
Jack Maypole, MD
Infants and toddlers are like wobbly ninjas, focused maniacally on tasting and mouthing items from coins to blocks to the odd flotsam and jetsam that lives on living room floors. Parents know to beware, to police an area well…as you never know what they’ll pop in their mouth next. Infant and toddler oral fixation is…

Not sure how much exercise is safe during pregnancy? Exercise is important to the baby’s health, so you need to keep moving. Here are the latest guidelines.

By The Goddard School • May 10th, 2010
Nutrition comes in many shapes and sizes – and not all of them are solid. A fruit shake is a refreshing way to start your child’s day. Choose your child’s favorite fruits or try a new one from time to time. Add a piece of whole grain toast – and maybe a little peanut butter – and you have a balanced breakfast alternative. Cut and freeze fruits ahead of time to make this breakfast as…

With holiday meals soon to be in full swing, our younger diners may benefit from these simple tips for minding their manners when dining with others. •If the meal is not buffet style, wait until everyone has been seated and has their food before beginning to eat. •Place your napkin in your lap before beginning to eat and use it to dab your mouth, when necessary. •If you have to blow your nose or pick your teeth, excuse yourself to go to another…

'Bring your family down to iPlay America in Freehold for the most fun you can fit into one day, and be sure to bring this deal for two iPA cards, an $80 value, for only $40. Imagine the boardwalk of the Jersey Shore brought inland and blended with a New York City street complete with brownstones and quaint shops, all energized by the excitement of indoor rides and attractions, and you’ll get an idea of all that iPlay America has to offer. With…

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By The Goddard School • January 29th, 2014
By Jack Maypole, MD
Gravity sucks (well, actually, it pulls). If you are an infant or toddler
anyway, it remains one of the greatest challenges you face. One does not need to be a phrenologist to know that the noggins of our littlest children get bumpy as they are knocked and bonked with zillions of pratfalls and tumbles each day. The question is: when is it serious? When should these kids be seen by a…

Putting your baby down to sleep when she shows signs of drowsiness, but is not yet asleep, will help her learn to fall asleep independently. This is

By Dr. Kyle Pruett • May 5th, 2010
Are you planning a summer vacation with your children? Young children are natural explorers and typically adore adventures. But they love them even more when they have been prepared for new experiences. Better-prepared kids are kids who cope better. Here are some suggestions to prepare your children – to get the most educationally and emotionally out of your adventures
Talk about where you are going and why.
Discuss how long you will be there and…

In our increasingly technological world, devices are here to stay. Set boundaries and limits now so devices become teaching tools instead of detracting from

By The Goddard School • May 25th, 2018
It can help them build up their own self-esteem and self-worth
Mentors and role models , we all know, serve great value in our lives. They teach, inspire, excite and support us.
Sometimes, however, our culture’s obsession with celebrity and wealth can create an environment where children are choosing their heroes or role models based on status or power.
That’s why I wrote a book to help children identify positive role models who will empower…

By newscred • May 23rd, 2018
There have been numerous research studies demonstrating that one of the most beneficial activities you can do with your children is consistently eating dinner together. The benefits of eating dinner together as a family are wide-ranging and important
Eating dinner together helps improve the vocabulary of young children because the children are exposed to a wider and more difficult set…

By The Goddard School • May 2nd, 2018
We asked you what product or strategy helps streamline your mornings and get you out the door on time. These ideas are serious game changers
I wait until I’m at work to have my coffee. It motivates me to get ready and keeps me from lingering.
— Libby Cutler, Richmond, Virginia
I keep the kids’ socks, shoes, and hair stuff next to the garage door so we don’t have to run around for the last…

By Dr. Kyle Pruett • March 30th, 2010
Excerpt from Me, Myself and I
At first, it probably appears to the child that it is the toilet that’s being trained (hence the misnomer “toilet training”). After all, she is typically reasonably satisfied to fill her diaper and continue on about her business. It is parents who are so enthusiastic for her to move on to the pot in support of public health
The transition need not be Armageddon if parents remember that a…

By Sue Adair • October 1st, 2009
There comes a day when your child will ask to sleep over at a friend’s house for the very first time. Whether because of homesickness or fear of bedwetting, sleepovers can turn into a nerve-wracking experience for children. As parents, how can you prepare for your child’s first sleepover? What should you expect
Here are some helpful tips to guide parents and children through the first sleepover.
Start somewhere comfortable. Spending the night in a strange…

By The Goddard School • April 26th, 2018
Like when, just for hypothetical example, requests to clean up the Magna-Tiles get tuned out, monologues about the day’s agenda elicit a confused “What?” and efforts to discuss the self-actualizing lessons of The Little Engine That Could are met with knock-knock jokes about butts…
Does anyone else feel like her kids ignore her , oh, 97 percent of the time?
Babies as young as five months old know their names, says Lelonek. Around nine months…

hildproofing your home can be an overwhelming task. The most effective way to start is to evaluate your home, room by room, from your child’s perspective. If

Most of us know the tradition. On the second day of February, every year, we watch the beloved cuddly creature come out from its burrow and predict if spring is

“Long days, short years.” How true these words are for parents. Several years ago, a mom with college age children said those words to me, and they resonate

By The Goddard School • March 19th, 2010
Pets enrich the lives of many children and families. While children raised with pets show many benefits, safety concerns should always be a determining factor when deciding to get or keep a pet in a family with young children
Choose wisely from breeds or species that are a good fit for your family, your home and your lifestyle…

From sugar high's to tantrums, how to have your kids on their best behaviour when visiting family this holiday season.

Anxious about bringing home your baby? Take a moment away from your to-do lists and worries to refocus on what really matters - the sweet bundle of joy waiting for you at the end of your pregnancy journey.

What you need to know to keep your family happy and healthy this winter.

How can you help your whole family rediscover the gratitude attitude on which Thanksgiving is founded?

Mom Wisdom comes in many forms. Mamapedia Voices proudly showcases useful and insightful posts by selected writers, from up-and-coming mom bloggers to well-known mom experts.

Learn about the history of Halloween and amaze your kids with your knowledge of this spooky holiday.

These costumes are faster than the lineup at the party store and easier than one of those fancy pumpkin-carving stencils.

Looking for a spooktacular twist for your child’s Halloween snack? Try these tasty spider snacks!

Chicken soup really works, antibiotics aren't the answer, and other key info you need to survive the coughing and sneezing season.

Sugar hides in some surprising foods. Try these simple changes to avoid excess sweet stuff.

Infant-development experts believe that the first years of a child's life are a prime time for learning, but sometimes it may be hard to think of new

We've rounded up the brands with some of the most stylish wearable tech that will help you sleep, breathe and exercise better.

"You will seriously be spending all waking hours with your child for three days," "3-Day Potty Training" author says.