Halloween decorations are in full force in stores and around town. You may notice your preschooler feeling a little more fearful than usual with the spooks and goblins lining store shelves. If your preschooler is on the younger side, this might be the first year they became truly afraid around Halloween. One of the social […]
Children can sometimes believe negative things about themselves. Negative “self-talk” may include thinking they are dumb, ugly, mean, or a bad person. They may say things like “No one likes me,” or “I hate how I look.” It can be hard to hear your child talk this way about themselves, but you can support them […]
After countless hours researching the best car seat for your newborn or high-back booster seat for your toddler, you’ve finally decided on the perfect one. Unboxing it, it is perfectly spotless (that won’t last long) and has that fresh, new car seat smell (again, also won’t last long). It’s perfect. But what do you do […]
Parenting Now! is so fortunate to be selected again as a recipient agency of the Great Rotary Raffle! Now in its 30th year, The Great Rotary Duck Race raises funds to support selected community-based prevention and intervention programs that nurture children and help their parents cope with child rearing. How It Works It’s easy! Purchase $5 […]
Traveling with kids is exciting and has the potential to leave lasting memories, but it can be a lot of work. With some planning and preparation, long car rides can go smoothly. This week, we discuss traveling in cars with children. Bags are packed. Now what? The most common challenge about traveling with children is […]
Parents, teachers and other caregivers can teach and support a child’s social skills during routine activities at home and at school.
Following up on last week’s water safety post, this week we discuss other ways to keep your kids safe in your own backyard. Summer is officially in full swing, which means the sprinklers are flowing and swimsuits have become everyday wear. As toddlers and young children ask to spend more and more time playing outside, […]
Children are naturally drawn to water. Makes sense—they float around in their mama’s fluids for nine months before joining us in the outside world. As infants and toddlers, many children enjoy splashing in the pool or other small bodies of water. Like most other aspects of their lives, water play requires a certain degree of […]
Just like teaching children their letters and numbers, children can be taught to play with friends, express emotions in safe ways, understand emotions in others and solve problems.
Tener peques en la familia sin duda trae gozo y realización a nuestras vidas. Desafortunadamente, al mismo tiempo en que la familia crece, nuestras cuentas bancarias disminuyen. Mientras tus peques crecen, nuevos gastos se avecinan: inscripciones para actividades deportivas, clases extraescolares, tecnología, útiles escolares, campamentos de verano y ropa para un rápido y constante crecimiento. […]