Parenting Tips

Think your kids have some strange questions? Check out these hilarious parenting tweets with the funniest questions kids have ever asked!

Hilarious Parenting Tweets: Top 10 Funniest Questions Kids Have Ever Asked

Think your kids have some strange questions? Check out these hilarious parenting tweets with the funniest questions kids have ever asked!   Children are inquisitive creatures. They are always learning and are always observing something new. Once the basic  “why” questions wear off, kids go into overdrive mode. They ask about things we as parents …

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Send your kids off to university equipped with all the advice and tools they’ll need to succeed with these tips from our friends at Church & Dwight! Check them out!

3 University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Teens + Giveaway (CAN Only)

No matter how old our kids get, we never stop being their moms. Even when they hit that bittersweet milestone and head off to college, they still need our advice and guidance…although they may not admit it! I know you’ll sleep better at night if you feel like you’ve prepared them for just about every …

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Kids learn through questions, but wow, can they drive you batty with them at times! Here are our favorite parenting tips for how to answer all those “why” questions without going crazy!

The Secret to Answering ALL the “Why?” Questions Without Losing Your Mind

We know that kids learn by asking questions, but wow, can they make you a little crazy with them sometimes! Don’t worry, we’re sharing our number one parenting tip for answering all those “Why?” questions without losing your mind! You’re going to love how easy it is! Before I had kids, when I heard people …

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Being a mom is incredibly rewarding, but it definitely comes with sacrifices. Here are 5 things I sacrifice as a mom. Can you relate?

5 Things I Sacrifice As a Mom

There is nothing more wonderful, joyful, satisfying, amazing, rewarding and as awesome as being a mom.  At the same time, there is nothing quite so emotionally exhausting; physically taxing; and just plain complicated as the feelings that come along with motherhood.  I believe it literally is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and …

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Positive reinforcement charts for kids are a fabulous parenting tool when you use them right! Check out four tips to get the most out of them!

4 Important Tips for Using Positive Reinforcement Charts for Kids

Positive reinforcement charts, or reward charts, are common tools when it comes to positive parenting. They’re also frequently used in schools and child care facilities to motivate kids and encourage good behavior. The chart keeps track of how often kids engage in good behavior. Every time a child successfully completes whatever task is listed on …

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Dealing with feelings of fear and anxiousness when you’re a child isn’t easy. Check out these five great books to read for kids to help cope with anxiety.

5 Fantastic Books to Read to Help Kids Cope with Anxiety

We often think of anxiety as something that only afflicts adults.  However, many children may experience anxiety as well.  Kids worry about all kinds of things, such as starting school; bullying; making friends; difficult familial relationships; and so much more. It’s important to note that anxiety in children is completely normal, and can be alleviated …

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Ever heard the term “Threenage?” If you have a particularly trying 3-year-old, chances are you have! Check out our parenting tips for this challenging year!

The Threenager Years Are Real: Parenting Tips for Making It Out Alive!

Did you know that “Threenager” is a word? That it refers to the difficult phase some children go through when they’re three? It’s a phase when three-year-olds display all of the attitude, mood swings and stubbornness of a teenager, while still only being around three feet tall! Sounds fun, right?!? Well, I’m here to tell …

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Check out our #parenting tips for coming out ahead of #depression & #anxiety while raising your kids.

Tips for Parenting Through The Worst of Your Depression & Anxiety

  A day in the life of a parent can be intense, wonderful, difficult (sometimes downright impossible), awesome and frustrating. All while being sleep deprived! Now imagine everything that typical moms and dads experience daily, and then add depression and/or anxiety to the mix. It can make it all completely and utterly overwhelming. Here are …

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This DIY Googly Eye Finger Puppet craft for kids isn’t just a fun rainy day craft idea, it’s also a great parenting tool to help your kids deal with emotions. Kids are often more willing to discuss their feelings through a “proxy” than directly. Check out how easy it is to make this cute kids’ craft, then read our parenting tips for how to use it to talk about anger, sadness and other feelings.

This Fun Googly Eye Finger Puppet Craft for Kids Helps Deal with Emotions

Today we have a super simple yet fun open-ended craft for kids that really lets your children unleash their creativity. I’ve always loved puppet crafts because they serve three purposes. First, the craft itself gives children something fun to do on a rainy day. Second, when they’re done, they actually have something that they can play with! …

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The Deadly Consequences of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

Sleep deprivation in teens can kill them! That’s a pretty powerful statement, right? Unfortunately, it’s all too true! According to a recent CDC study, there is a link between sleep disorders in teens and unintentional injuries that can lead to serious accidents and death. This study was conducted 50,370 high school students who responded to questions about sleep duration …

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7 Toys & Accessories That Help Overcome the Challenges of Autism

In honor of April’s Autism Awareness Month, we’re sharing a few great accessories and toys that help with autism. Did you know that 1 in 68 kids has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network? Autism can make normal daily activities challenging and stressful for children …

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Your teenager's peers play a major role in helping them make sound decisions. Make sure you are aware of these 5 things you need to know about your teens’ friends!

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Teens’ Friends

How much do you know about your teens’ friends? This question has been on my mind lately, especially with stories of bullying-related suicides, drug overdoses and accidental shootings. Friendships during the formative teen years play a huge part in your child’s development. It’s so important to be involved and mindful of their social circles. Make sure you …

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Teachers Crossing Boundaries: How Much Say Should a Teacher Have in Kids’ Home Lives?

During school hours, teachers are the leaders of our children. Their word is pretty much rule. They decide how each minute of the day will be structured (based on guidelines from the school, of course). They determine when your child gets to go to recess, whether they earn accolades for a job well done and …

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Safe Kids Worldwide Sanus Report: 31% Increase in Injuries from Television Tip-Overs

Every parent wants to know everything they can about kid safety. Toppling TV’s have increased 31% over the past decade, which amounts to 13,000 children being injured every year in the US. To break that up in easier terms, that means that every 45 minutes, a child is rushed to the hospital for injuries from a …

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Coping with the Connecticut School Shooting

Helping Kids Cope with Tragedy After the Connecticut School Shooting

On Friday, December 15th, 2012, a horrible tragedy struck the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. A 20-year-old man entered the building and shot and killed 20 children and six adults. While the details regarding Adam Lanza’s rampage are still sketchy, the one thing that isn’t so sketchy is the fact that this shooting had an …

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Tips To Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety And Stress Before Swimming Competition

Tips To Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety And Stress Before Swimming Competition

No matter how much a child loves swimming, it is very common for him to develop certain degree of stress and anxiety before a swimming competition. Actually, the anxiety your 11 year old feels before a competition is not the fear of participating in the event but the feeling caused by his raised adrenaline levels. …

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Potty Training 101

As a Preschool Teacher I have worked with MANY families and partnered with them to guide their children to this special milestone.  Some parent’s swore that letting their child run around the home naked was working for them.  Others chose to put their children in cotton underpants only from day one.  Most families chose to make the …

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Is Your Child Overscheduled?

Is your child overscheduled and on overload? What is the negative impact on your children when you schedule too many activities? How can a parent balance their child’s schedule?

Legal issues faced by parents

If you’re a parent, especially a new parent, you’re probably aware that there are many, many issues you’re currently facing that you didn’t have to before, including new budgetary concerns, keeping your child healthy, choosing a school, and others. However, what you might not be thinking about is the legal issues that parenting can raise. There …

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