Melissa Maypole

Melissa Maypole is head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Qustodio, a company that provides free software to help parents manage, monitor, and understand their kids’ online behaviors, as well as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. She holds a Master's degree in Education and lives in Anniston, AL with her husband and four children.

Melissa Maypole is head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Qustodio, a company that provides free software to help parents manage, monitor, and understand their kids’ online behaviors, as well as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. She holds a Master's degree in Education and lives in Anniston, AL with her husband and four children.

How old was your child when he or she first held an iPhone or swiped a sticky finger across your tablet? Kids are embracing technology at earlier and earlier ages, meaning parents need to master the art of digital parenting sooner rather than later. Remember that there will come a time when you won't be ...

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As parents, we cringe when we think of all the germs kids come into contact with on a daily basis. If we had a dollar for every time we reminded our youngsters to clean their hands, we could solve our national debt crisis! Well … maybe not. Nevertheless, there are many benefits to having clean ...

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When should I introduce my toddler to a cup? Parents often wonder when the time is right to introduce their toddler to a cup. Like every other developmental milestone, this, of course, will vary from child to child. Not every toddler will make this transition at the same time. However, there are ...

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Public Place Safety

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 by from Blogs
Ever been in a mall or at the park, happily strolling along with your kiddo, when suddenly you look up and she's nowhere to be found? It's happened to the best of us. Despite how common it is, this occurrence is an extremely dangerous one if you're not prepared. Your child can get lost in ...

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How can you keep your child safe in parking lots? Pay Attention Make sure your child remains with you at all times. This sounds simple, but as parents, we all know how easy it is to become distracted, and within seconds, our child is out of reach. Therefore, whenever you enter a parking lot, ...

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We've all seen young children doing it—pretending that their dolls or stuffed animals are their own little babies and feeding them a bottle or even stuffing play spoons and forks into their mouths. This naturally occurring phenomenon is not just the stuff of play, however; instead, it is actually a very important ...

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Herbal remedies to treat pregnancy ailments can be just as potent and potentially dangerous as over-the-counter and prescription medications. However, holistic remedies including the use of herbals seem to be safe for use. ...

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As your child got older and began to explore your face with his hands as all babies do, it's likely that you instinctively voiced the names for the features he was pointing out, saying things like "Mommy's nose" or "Daddy's eyes." These early interactions may have seemed insignificant at the time; but in reality, they ...

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Once you have kids, Valentine’s Day can sometimes either lose its meaning or take on an entirely different one altogether. Many parents find themselves so caught up in their harried day-to-day schedules of work, picking up kids, throwing supper together, getting baths done, and crashing when the day is finally over that sadly, Valentine’s day ...

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Preeclampsia

Monday, January 30th, 2012 by from Blogs
Although health care providers have long cautioned pregnant women to reduce stress and remain as calm as possible during their pregnancies for the health of the baby, this can often be a difficult order to follow. Let's face it—expectant women have a lot to worry about. In addition to commonplace concerns such as ...

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