Archives for April2016

Springtime!! Ahhhhhh!! Springtime Allergies!! AhhhhhCHOO!!

There are those of us that have the misfortune to suffer from allergies year round, but for many people, sneezing, congestion, and itchy eyes simply serve as an annual reminder …

The Cold, Hard Truth about Green and Sustainable Practices: 7 Surprising Facts

Your heart is in the right place if you want to reduce your personal impact on the planet– just make sure those changes actually help.   There is no longer …

Warming Up to Words: 9 Ways Small Children Fall in Love with Books

Reading is a lifelong relationship and we can foster that source of enjoyment from the very beginning. Empathy. Emotional Balance. Imagination. Focus. These are just some of the qualities a …

Taken Aback by Your Child Talking Back?

It sounds just as bad, if not worse, when you do it. Like many habits, good or bad, talking back can start at an early age. You may be taken …

Some Needs Are Special: Educating and Socializing your Child to Other Special Needs Children

Physical or behavioral conditions are a social challenge for the children who have them – and sometimes, for the children who do not. One day on their way to preschool …

Fun in the Sun: Important Facts on Children’s Sunscreen

As the days get warmer and the sun is higher in the sky, it’s time to check in with our kids’ exposure and make sure we are taking appropriate measures. …

7 Tricks to Help in Diffusing Power Struggles With Your Child

When kids test the fence, they are also testing your patience. In the martial arts style of aikido, one of the core principles is understanding this truth: when you meet …

Tips on Helping You and Your Children Cope with Aging Grandparents

As the parents, there can come a time when we must attend to both our kids as well as our own parents. It’s a painful part of life that all …

Life Lessons: Quick Hacks for Teaching Basic Skills to Your Kids

Often, we teach our kids how to do stuff using the methods our parents taught us – but that was all before the Internet! Kids these days! They are riding …

The Straight Talk About Dirty Talk: When Your Kids Discover Cursing

Before we get into a laundry list of strategies to get your kids not to talk dirty, why don’t we have a frank conversation about language first? You may never …