Preparing yourself for emergencies
by Marina Lumsden, Yahoo Contributor
As a parent of a toddler, you probably have already taken all the childproofing precautions you can. Still, accidents and injuries are bound to happen once in a while. Don't feel horrible that you can prevent them all. The important thing is that you are prepared. Preparation for these incidences can make all the difference in the world. Check out this article and learn how to best prepare for emergency situations.
Top Toddler Toys to buy
by Marina Lumsden, Yahoo Contributor
Maybe you were a little stretched for money, or you were waiting to see what all your amazing relatives got your adorable toddler; but now you want to get your little one something new that they may have not received. Your little one is now mobile, curious and imaginative. They're eager to strengthen their new found hand-eye coordination, show off their independence and experiment with art. The following guide includes the perfect holiday gifts that'll encourage creativity, building and lots of action.
Playing is the main way that toddlers learn new skills. While they're having fun, they are also learning important things about objects and other people, too; including the following: the nature of objects, cause and effect, music and rhythm, language, being with others, and body skills.
Check out this Toddler Christmas gift guide for amazing toys that your toddler will love!
Mommy has ADD...now what?
by Marina Lumsden, Yahoo Contributor Network
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder is real. According to AdultADD.Info, Adult ADD is a nervous system disorder characterized by difficulties with "executive" functions. These include attention, planning, concentration, managing time and tasks, maintaining focus, and making thoughtful decisions.
Being a mom is the most amazing job in the world. A mom will sacrifice everything to ensure that her family is safe, happy, and healthy. Everyday mom's are working full-time jobs, picking up the kids at daycare, fixing dinner, helping with homework, and on a good day, getting a full five-and-a-half hours of sleep. These daily tasks are overwhelming for the average person. Now, add ADD in the factor and many mom's can feel a sense of complete "shutdown."
Check out my article "Mommy Has Adult ADD: Real Help for a Real Disorder" to learn about possible strategies and suggestions to help you communicate and positively interact with others.
About the Author
Marina Lumsden is a full-time mother of a 18-month-old son and works for the state of Minnesota as a Guardian Ad Litem. She is very passionate about researching Children's
Social Issues and discovering the most up-to-date news and information regarding this matter. She has published as a Yahoo Contributor and as a Minneapolis Parent and Education Examiner at Examiner.com.
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