What is positive discipline? Once children hit preschool age, their desire to be independent grows, and they become much more likely to test their parents limits. When this happens, parents should be very careful not to let their emotions get in the way of producing positive outcomes by using these challenging moments as teaching moments. […]
Piles of toys on the floor, untidy sheets on the bed — does this sound like your kids’ bedrooms? Ask parents everywhere, and most of them would admit that their children’s bedrooms are a nightmare. What with all the clutter, it’s almost impossible to clean up the mess and put things back in order. Asking […]
Being a mom is the busiest job in the world – and being healthy is important for you and your little one! Here are some great nutritional tips for young moms.
Creating a successful baby registry can drive you a little crazy. You need the hindsight of a veteran mom to know what you really need—but you’re a rookie! To make the process a little easier, we spoke to moms who have learned the hard way about how to get the job done right.
One of the most important parts of a Special Instructors’ role is to collaborate with a child’s most important people: his parents and caregivers. As educators, the primary goal is to meet your individual child’s developmental needs. We want to help them develop age appropriate play skills and meet milestones.
Our two grandchildren have just – gasp! – entered their teen years. We’re hoping you can give us advice on talking with them about peer pressure and issues involving sex, drugs, and alcohol. We are fortunate in that we are on the same page as their parents in these matters, but we also feel that as their grandparents we might have some different approaches and opportunities than what they have with their parents. And is it even our place to engage on these topics?
Screens and technology are huge aspects of children’s lives nowadays – read up on this informative column from Dr. Gramma Karen about excessive screen time in grandchildren!
In order for a child to make it through the first few years of life with trying new activities and testing limits, there are bound to be bumps and bruises along the way. How does a parent know when to take care of that “boo-boo” with love and when to request a specialist? Parents routinely […]