How do you prepare your child for kindergarten? It's such a huge step for them! If you have a child who will be starting school next year, you may already have started to worry about how the transition will unfold (for the both of you, if we’re being entirely honest). You know it will be good for your child to spread her wings, but what if she struggles when she gets to … [Read more...]
Let's face it, when it comes to parenting, no one person has all the answers! Sometimes you need some quick advice on how to deal with potty training, or how to throw an amazing slumber party for your child. Maybe you're wondering how you're going to entertain your child on a long plane trip. Our parenting tips can help!
Looking for simple ways to teach vocabulary to your toddler, especially when you're dealing with a speech delay? We have you covered! As a parent, you wait with baited breath for your baby’s first word. Will it be “Mama,” “Dada,” or something else entirely? Once that first word comes out, for most kiddos, it’s only a matter of time before others will follow. Even if your … [Read more...]
It's extremely important to say positive things to a child on a daily basis. If you don't, that child will start to lose his or her self-worth, which in turn affects school work, home life and interaction with friends. Honestly, there is an unlimited number of wonderful things you can tell children in an effort to make them feel good about themselves and boost their … [Read more...]
You’ve heard it before – no one likes a tattletale. It’s certainly not fun to be the mom of a tattletale. I’d always rather not hear the constant barrage of what my kids did to make each other angry! Unless they’re bleeding, they need to work it out! As you teach your kids the way to behave appropriately and give them a sense of social responsibility, it’s important to help … [Read more...]
One thing about kids (especially young ones), they say what they think. What parent hasn’t cringed in embarrassment when their child has blurted out something true, yet inappropriate? A favorite family story is from several years ago, when my daughter patted her grandpa’s belly, looked up at him sweetly, and said, “Baby?” At least we know she was paying attention when we … [Read more...]