It can be TOUGH – especially when you have to be somewhere – to let kids DO on their own, but making the time for accomplishments in independence is so important. Kids learn by doing, they gain self-esteem by doing, and they become problem solvers by doing.
The holidays can be a fun and festive time. Unfortunately they can also be busy, rushed and stressful, and that can cause your children to be less than festive themselves. Here are some tips to keep your holidays happy. All that you have to do is keep K.I.D.S. in mind. Kisses Respect your child’s wish […]
Look, siblings are like roommates who never chose each other. Sometimes it will be cool, other times not so cool.
As for the “stay-out-of-it-or-get-into-it” – As I always say, you are there to mentor. If your kids are fighting they need help, so help them.
Traveling CAN be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be a horror show. Keep in mind that society lets loud, obnoxious grown ups out and about in public – so KIDS who are loud and… ummm… let’s just say loud – are allowed out there too! And they are KIDS and still learning (so, to the jerk yelling at the line to move faster – what’s your excuse?) What’s a grown up’s excuse? Hmmm? NONE. OK, rant over – let’s get down to biz.
Some kids are particularly loud and it can really be a lot. I DO have some solutions that will feel good for everyone involved and get you a little peace and, well, almost quiet.
This question is a tough one. When a 2, 3, or 4 year old is struggling, our instinct is to jump in and help. Your kids are sad, and they’re tantruming, they’re crying. It can be heart-wrenching. We should help, right? What’s the big deal?
I would love to say no TV time is best, but I know that can be tough. We need time. We want kids to be quiet and sit. We have things to do. There are also some things that we LIKE watching with our kids. So how much TV is the right amount?
I am so mad all of the time, I don’t want to be, but I also don’t want to be a pushover. What do I do?