Preschoolers may look older than toddlers, but don’t be fooled by their expansive vocabulary and growing independence—they can still feel overwhelmed by strong emotions. Children’s brains grow rapidly and can’t always keep pace, so it’s important that you help your preschooler develop healthy ways to cope with their emotions when they seem overwhelming. In this … Continued
As children learn and grow, they make discoveries about themselves and the world that surrounds them. Childhood is the most critical time for building the physical and mental foundations that will support us for the rest of our lives. As a parent of a small child, you should strive to provide the tools necessary to … Continued
Weather is part of our everyday routine. We wake up and let the weather decide what we’ll wear for the day. In some instances, we let the weather decide what we’ll do for the day, too. Though the weather is a mundane part of our everyday lives, it’s an exciting, unusual concept for children. “Why … Continued
In the event of a meltdown or bad behavior, rewarding your child might be the last thing on your mind. However, studies show that reward systems for kids are effective if you use them wisely. You can use positive reinforcement to encourage good behaviors, like sharing or following instructions or listening. You can also use … Continued
As a parent, when your child hurts, you hurt. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can help turn your child’s frown upside down when they have a bad day.
Connecting with your child can set your children up for success well into adulthood. Here are a few ways to connect with your kids every day.
Snow days are exciting days for both adults and kids alike––no work or school! But harsh weather conditions can make it difficult for kids to get outside and play. Since weather conditions do not permit you to get out on the road for the day, you have to find ways to stay entertained indoors. For … Continued
If your child is in that stage of life where their emotions seem to overwhelm them, it might be a good idea to start thinking of ways to help them cope with their big feelings. As a parent, your job is to support your child through the pitfalls of puberty, friendship drama, and pre-adult stages … Continued
Now that Halloween has officially kicked off the holiday season, it’s time to start planning for Turkey Day. While you’ve got the cooking taken care of (no burnt side dishes, right?) Your kids can take care of the decoration aspect for your guests or just do something to stay occupied while you brave the kitchen. … Continued
Have you ever asked yourself, “why isn’t my child generous to others?” If so, you aren’t alone, nor have you failed as a parent. These days, it seems like generosity is hard to come by––everyone is out for themselves––and no one is looking out for others. However, instead of blaming the world for the way … Continued