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Colorado Child Care Rules Could Require Racially Diverse Dolls, 'Culturally Sensitive' Activities

Day care providers may be required to have diverse doll collections. Credit: Amazon Want to be a licensed day care provider in Colorado? You could face a mountain of rules if a newly proposed set of regulations from the Department of H...Ninety-eight pages of proposed rules have some crying micro-management.

A Little Time Apart Can Shield Toddlers from Mom's Depression

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If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
Fortunately, research has discovered a way to keep toddler's from getting caught in the fallout of their mother's depression: Stay the bleep out of her way. It's true....
Study recommends formal child care to give mother and child "time out."

Opinion: When Did Day Care Become a Bad Thing?

Do you scoff at summer camp? You obviously don't have four kids. Credit: Getty
In the five months I have spent as a mom of four kids, I've learned that I'm probably always going to be behind.
I'm regularly late on the payments for m...
A busy mom of four says sending your kids to day care is perfectly OK.

Preschooler, 3, Suspended for Potty Mishaps

Many schools enforce potty training policies -- but are they fair? Credit: Corbis Parents typically have a checklist of questions they want answered when enrolling their toddlers in preschool. Here's a new one to add: "What happens if ...The child's mom wants the school district to change its policy on potty training preschoolers.

Little Kids In Day Care Get Sicker, But Are Healthier Over the Long Haul

Kids who go to day care get sick less in elementary school, a new study shows. Credit: Corbis
Working moms, finally, here's a study to give you fodder on the mommy battle front: Your career can actually make your kids grow up healthier. Well, ...
Even though babies and tots who go to child care centers get sick more often during their preschool years than kids who stay home, they tend to be healthier in grade school, according to a new study.

Crabby Babies Fare Better With Family Over Day Care, Study Shows

Fussy babies are better off with mommy than day care. Credit: Getty Images
If you have a fussy and irritable baby, you might want to leave him at day care. Indefinitely. But, alas, even if you don't want to be around the crabby little so-...
Crabby babies fare better when they are driving you insane instead of a daycare provider.

Dealing With Separation Issues at Daycare Drop-Off

Be strong when your child starts crying. Credit: Getty Images
You're out of the house on time, with the whole family fed and dressed for the day. Now comes the hard part: Saying goodbye at daycare as a tearful toddler begs you not to go. "It's...
You're out of the house on time, with the whole family fed and dressed for the day. Now comes the hard part: Saying goodbye at daycare as a tearful toddler begs you not to go.

Eco-Friendly Mats Make Nap Time Healthier

Cotton beats vinyl every time. Credit: SewnNatural
Say no to PVC, phthalates and any other nasty toxins that may be lurking in your child's vinyl or polyester nap mat. SewnNatural carries a full line of eco-friendly nap mats that are perfect...

Your Day Care Choice May Have an Impact on Your Child's Later Success in School

A study suggests the kind of day care your child receives as an infant or toddler may affect how he does on academics tests as a teenager. Credit: Getty Images
There are obviously many reasons you want to take care when choosing a good day care ...

Day Cares Send Sick Kids Home Too Quickly, Study Says

Too sick for day care? Credit: Getty
You're crashing in on a deadline at work or in the middle of an intense conversation over lunch when the phone rings: It's the day care center calling to say your child is sick and needs to be picked up imme...

Higher Obesity Risk for Children Watched by Grandparents

As busy working parents with two young children, my wife and I have often considered leaving our kids with their grandparents instead of daycare. When they were really young, it seemed like the rational choice. Our kids would be supervised by lovin...

Savvy Mom Minnow Hamilton on Napping, Discipline and Daycare Frustration

Minnow Hamilton is the co-founder of SavvyMom, a website for time-crunched Canadian moms looking for answers to their daily dilemmas, "from diapers to dinner parties and everything in between". Hamilton went from stay-at-home mom to managing editor i...

Children Chubbier When Watched by Grandparents, Study Shows

Should grandparents be more careful about their grandkids' diets? Credit: Getty Images
Young children are more likely to be overweight if they are cared for by their grandparents, a British study concludes. The BBC reports that researchers fro...

It's Toothbrush Time for Toddlers in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has mandated toothbrush time for kids in day care facilities. Credit: Getty Images
Day care providers have an additional brushing activity for youngsters, and it's not using a paint brush. Massachusetts has added dental care to re...

Five Tips for Reducing Your Child's Separation Anxiety

Few things are more heart-wrenching than the sight of two red, scrunched-up little faces covered in tears, four outstretched arms and tandem howls of "Mama! Mama!" just before you say "I love you, have a good time at school!" and duck out the door. T...

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