Advantages of Being Older Parents

January 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Parenting

Dear Dr. Vicki: My husband and I want to have a child; I’m 46 and he’s 49.  Could you please tell us some of the advantages of being older parents? Dr. Vicki’s response:   Congratulations on making the decision to have a child!  Being parents is about the  best experience a loving couple can have together.  As for being an older parent, it may surprise you to know that about... 

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Down With Downtime

November 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Child Development

With today’s busy mind-set, many parents are finding themselves over-whelmed with chores, errands, jobs and children. Families have too much to do, too many demands and way too much stimuli over-loading their senses. It can be so overwhelming, it’s nice to take a moment or two to do nothing. And while you’re at it, give your baby or toddler a little down time, too. Although studies say stimulation... 

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