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What are Ways to Better the Parent-Grandparent Relationship?

There is no doubt that—in most cases—having an involved grandparent or grandparents is highly beneficial to children. The relationship between a child and grandparent is unique and special. It provides children with an added sense of safety and familial structure and can encourage independence through overnight sleepovers and other get togethers. In general, the greater grandparental involvement in a child’s life, the greater a child’s overall wellbeing.

By ABC Quality Team on June 28, 2022

How Do I Help My Preschooler Understand the Death of a Loved One?

In an ideal world, parents and caregivers wouldn’t have to help their child cope with the death of a loved one at a very young age. But while we may hope the hard conversations about life, death, and grief can wait until children are older, the reality is many parents will have to face this scenario during the preschool years—often with the passing of a grandparent or older relative. The death of a close friend or family member is stressful on both kids and grownups, and the best way to face it is head on and together. Here are some tips for helping your preschooler understand and cope with the death of someone they love.

By ABC Quality Team on June 21, 2022

Are there guides to help me choose safe baby toys and products?

From diapers to formula to bath products and beyond, there is no shortage of baby products marketed to parents worldwide. In fact, according to database company Statista the global market value for baby care products in 2020 was over $67 billion and continues to grow by billions each year! There are literally millions of baby products on the market for parents and caregivers to choose from when it comes to raising children, and with such a massive selection, it can be challenging to know which products are safe and of what dangers parents need to be aware. Here are a few things to keep in mind before nursery or playroom shopping for your little one.

By ABC Quality Team on June 14, 2022

How can I help my child redevelop social skills after the pandemic?

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift following the winter wave of the Omicron variant, parents are faced with the task of easing their child back into pre-pandemic socialization skills. Some children have been fortunate to have been in school most of this past year—which has likely helped with social skills and development—but there are still many students nationwide who have been faced with numerous quarantines, school shut-downs and even illness.

By ABC Quality Team on June 7, 2022

What do Parents and Caregivers Need to Know About the Formula Shortage?

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc in the lives of families with young children in many ways. Over the past two and a half years, childcare centers were closed, family members became sick, and restrictions changed daily, among other things. Though the United States is arguably through the worst of the pandemic, some families are still feeling the impact in surprising ways. One of those ways is the recent baby formula shortage happening across the country.

By ABC Quality Team on May 31, 2022