Archives for February2016

7 Favorite Kid Activities: Inventive Play Date Ideas for Toddlers

Young children need a little guidance when they have their friends over for a visit. Forgive the comparison, but sometimes kids are like puppies: if you don’t find them something …

7 Strategies to Help You and Your Child Deal with Separation Anxiety

Sage advice from those who have been through it can help lessen the blow of letting go. It’s a terrible feeling, seeing your little ones’ faces crumple when you have …

The Power of Positive Discipline: 7 Dos and Don’ts When it Comes to Tantrums

The phrase “terrible twos” isn’t just a cute pun; it actually refers to a significant time in your child’s life where he or she is learning and growing – a …

Be Mine: 5 Great Gifts and Crafts the Whole Family Can Share for Valentine’s Day

Spreading the love around is easy, and making something special for the people you love is even easier. Roses, jewels, chocolate, and candy hearts: Valentine’s Day gives us plenty to …

Ready…Set…Recycle! 5 Ways to Get your Kids Involved Now

Up to 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, yet we only recycle about 30% of it.[1] Those are some disappointing numbers, especially considering how simple recycling can be. …

Family’s Day Out: 5 Ways to Support Good Behavior in Public Places

From the days before parenthood, it’s probably quite easy to recall a time you were out for a quiet dinner, and a table full of rowdy children next to you …

A Collection of Valuable Ideas for the Child Collector

As adults, many of us have had an inner-collector emerge at some point in our lives. For some of us, it may be sentimental holiday ornaments. For others, it could …

Imaginary Friends: A Real Aspect of Development

It is quite common for children who are three or four years old to have an imaginary friend. This may be another child, or a magical person or animal, and …