August is National Family Fun Month. Here’s a few ideas to help celebrate it!
New study shows why we must play and read aloud to our children. Doing so, children are better prepared for school, less hyper, more attentive, and less anxious with peers.
Valentine’s Day is a day for love. But when your family receives so much love every other day of the year, how do you make this day – memorable...
Another year! What a blessing to be able to experience it. Helping children set goals for the new year may help them stay focused, and understand that every action, good or bad, has a consequence...
There are many reasons in child development why children’s artwork should be displayed, but the one I treasure the most is…
Some of the most successful people in the world have said that the first hour upon arising, and their breakfast, is the most important hour of their day...
Life is busy. After school is busy. Keeping up with activities after school is busy. Coming home after work is busy...
The unknown of moving for children can be very stressful. Here are ways to help ease that anxiety.
Teachers are wonderful, but sometimes they just can’t say to parents what they may be feeling. If teachers could talk, would they say this?
Traveling with children can be very stressful. Here are a few tips to help relieve some of the stress.
Battling the criticism of stay-at-home parents vs. working parents.
Are we nagging our children, or are we teaching responsibility?
Mommy, what is Thanksgiving?” “Daddy, why did the Pilgrims leave their country?”
“Why do we eat turkey?” A brief and easy read for a Thanksgiving description.
A great Fall recipe! Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies!
Will you seize the moment if it means your child will be embarrassed or even get in trouble at school, or will you not? “Should I get my child to take responsibility for something that was his fault? But he’ll get in trouble at school if he admits to it. He learned from it, so we should just move on. I don’t have the time to deal with it.”
Summer Fun! Keeping children happy, healthy, and challenged during the summer months.
“Okay, how would you like to use your imagination?” In a heartbeat, they all retrieved iPads and/or expensive phones from their backpacks and started playing games – alone. She stated it was as if they were all inside of their own little bubble. They didn’t look at each other. They didn’t laugh with each other. They didn’t want to play together. The only talk around the table was who had the nicest phone and iPad.
Things to do when your child is sick… and how good patience feels!