In this ever increasing digital age, parents have a tough job navigating it all for the first time. I am often thankful that I didn't grow up in the age of cell phones and tablets. Our kids have so much information available at their fingertips and in a way that is a huge blessing but it is also a huge challenge. As parents we have to make them pull their eyes off the screen … [Read more...] about How To Limit Screen Time For Kids (Without The Whining)
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The warm days of summer certainly encourage us to relax with family and friends and that should be what summer is all about! While you and the kids transition to a less structure filled days, it can still be helpful have a summer schedule so everyone knows what to expect. Whether you are keeping track of summer camps or just wanting to add some learning time into the week, a … [Read more...] about Free Printable Kids Summer Schedule Template
Summer is now upon us and kids will be enjoying a long break away from school. No more early morning starts, pop quizzes or homework assignments – just family vacations to enjoy, playing outside with friends and hours of kid's TV shows to catch up on –absolute bliss! However, as I'm sure a lot of us adults will remember from our school days, returning to school after such a … [Read more...] about Best 10 Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Slide
I think it is easy to forget that knowing what emotion we are experiencing and why we are experiencing it is not a given. As a parent, we often run into sharp reminders of this with toddlers who can seem so unreasonable when they don't manage their emotions. Emotional development in children is a very important aspect to their learning process, but what does it mean and how … [Read more...] about Emotional Development in Children
Being a parent can be hard work- it is so rewarding but sometimes very challenging! You worry about all the things you’re doing wrong and rarely notice the things you’re doing right. Developing good parenting skills isn’t hard and most of they time they come easily right from your heart. Loving your child and acting in a loving manner toward your child is more than half the … [Read more...] about Quick Good Parenting Skills Quiz To Keep You On Track
Yes, like the Fourth of July we can break out the fireworks and celebrate independence when our child learns simple tasks and in turn takes those tasks off our “to do” list! Often times we may miss this celebration because we fail to see that small growing pains now, mean bigger mommy free time rewards later. Teaching kids independence may initially take more work but … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids Independence- Why, When, And How
Divorce is never easy and when there are kids involved you still have to journey on together and learn how to co-parent for the sake of the children. Co-parenting after divorce can be especially hard as new partners enter the mix. As a child of divorced parents, I have my own perspective on how important good co-parenting is and how uncomfortable it can get as new parents … [Read more...] about Co-Parenting After Divorce: First-Hand Stories