Reading for pleasure is an acquired skill; most children need to be taught to appreciate reading for fun. While some children enjoy reading as soon as they learn how (even before that, if they are read to), others are hesitant. Reluctant readers are typically reluctant because they struggle with the mechanics of decoding and comprehension, […]
A three-hour road trip is a doable distance with kids. Right before the kids reach their breaking point, you arrive at your destination. Three hours is all it takes to drive from NYC to the Berkshires, and when kids realize that the best things to do in the Berkshires include eating ice cream, they will […]
Most kids will have some natural hesitations—about parents going back to work, about the safety of playdates, about returning to camp or school. Talk to your kids about the risks of returning to some places and the rules of your area as you begin to go back out again.
Leadership skills are the most sought after by employers, and certain after-school programs can help prepare your child to be a successful adult. It is essential to teach students how to take the initiative and adapt to new circumstances, how to communicate effectively, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict in a way that builds and bolsters sustainable, stable relationships.
The weeks before baby is due to arrive are usually the busiest, from prepping the nursery to stocking up on all the necessities. But getting ready for your trip to the hospital shouldn’t be overlooked.
Balancing nanny and mom relationships can be tough when both are home full time. It is important to respect one another and remember your individual roles throughout the day. Check out this list of ways to make sure you and your nanny are working together in the best way for your little ones.
Like any outdoor activity, there is a certain amount of risk in swimming in backyard pools due to the coronavirus. Should you choose to take it, here’s how you can do so as safely as possible. While public swimming pools are closed throughout New York State and new restrictions and guidelines were set for visiting beaches during […]
Everybody needs a break sometimes, but that’s become more complicated with social distancing. Most of the time, your family members are home with you, which means you’re always in mom-mode. Being there for your kids sometimes requires putting your needs second, but you don’t have to feel stretched thin much longer. Once your kids are […]
Getting a toddler to sleep can be so tricky! The thing that no one warns us new parents about is – that once we finally get our infants to sleep through the night, that does not mean that our sleepless nights are over.
Whether you’re a working momma looking to make a change, or you’re a SAHM thinking of returning to work, maneuvering the career boards can be daunting. Like close-the-job-boards-tab-and-do-some-Pinterest-instead, kind of daunting. It’s stressful enough trying to find the perfect career choice, but when you add a family to the mix, stress levels can grow monumentally. […]