Archives for March2016

Starting Kids on an Allowance: What the Latest Parenting Wisdom Recommends

Disappointingly, recent evidence suggests that we are not doing nearly enough to teach our children about money. Studies have revealed that children who had a weekly allowance from a young …

No Biting, No Fighting! Lessons To Help Your Young Child With Gentle Play

Playground kerfuffles are a natural stage, but from the very beginning, we have to model friendly play. It can be so vexing when the little person you love the most …

Moms Discuss the Difficult Process of Breaking the Binky Habit

Is your little one having trouble letting go of the pacifier? Pacifiers are fine in the beginning, even desirable for infants who have difficulty self-soothing. For babies who have trouble …

Taking Care of Business: Age Appropriate Chores for Young Children

From the moment they can handle a simple task, kids can start learning the skill of responsibility. When our children are just babies, we have to do everything for them …

You’re in Luck! Play True or False with these St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Everything’s coming up clover with the March holiday right around the corner. How did we come to celebrate this holiday by wearing green and making corned beef and cabbage? The …

5 Ways to Get Colorful and Creative this Easter

The holiday comes on the early side this year; prep yourself with hands-on family activities to make the most of an upcoming spring break. For many of us across the …

Big Sister, Big Brother: Making Room for Everyone When a New Baby Arrives

Here are some ways to facilitate the rainbow of emotions for your kids when you are expecting a new one. A new baby’s pending arrival can be earth-shattering news, especially …

There is No Accounting for Taste: Some Fun Facts About Your Picky Eater and 7 Cheats so They Eat Their Beets

Point of fact: Telling picky eaters that veggies will help them grow big and strong doesn’t work. They don’t care! There really is nothing more exhausting than waging daily war …

Power Up Outside: 7 Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Relationship to Nature

It’s a big, vibrant world out there; modeling a relationship to nature is an essential part of good parenting. We all use it everyday, but in conversation we all complain …

Power On: Top 10 Educational TV Shows For Kids That Will Lessen the Guilt

There are more screens than ever out there, so while you still control what they watch, put them in front of these fantastic learning shows. Everyone watches TV, but everyone …