Whether it’s visiting Grandma and Grandpa in a neighboring state or heading to snow fun in the mountains, families of multi-age children are going to have a unique set of preparations to make to ensure that the car, bus, train or plane ride is fun and stress-free. In this post, we offer tips for wintertime […]
The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect back on the gifts you’ve received over your life. We’re not talking about the types of gifts that can be wrapped in a shiny box or fit under a Christmas tree — but the ones that live in your heart and stay with you daily. Parenting Now! […]
My family moves every 3 years. Sound exhausting? It is. As a military family, we have had to remake our home, both literally and figuratively, in such far-reaching places as Hawaii and Japan. We usually do so with little-to-no friends and family near by to help us. “Your holidays must be so glum and lonely,” […]
Shopping with preschoolers has its challenges, but it’s also a teaching opportunity and a chance to bond with your child over every day routines.
On November 5, Parenting Now! and Greenhill Humane Society held a content panel on Pets & Families. PN!’s Anita Huffman, Greenhill’s Sasha Elliott and Cary Lieberman, and retired veterinarian Sandra Smalley answered our burning questions related to kids and family pets. Below are their answers: Q: My two young children play rough with our dogs. Recently, my […]
As school settles in for the fall season, many kindergarteners and elementary school children are heading home with homework packets in their backpacks. Homework needn’t be a time of stress or pressure. Enjoy this opportunity to spend time together and learn about the world again through your child’s eyes.
While it can be hard for kids to share their parents’ attention or let others into their personal space, hosting visitors provides opportunities for young children to practice their social skills.
There are many ways to celebrate Halloween while making sure your young child is safe and having fun.
[Click here to sign up for the Joy of Grandparenting workshop.] One of life’s great pleasures can be in the role of a grandparent. Grandparenting adds richness, depth, sweetness, and just plain fun to life. Grandparents can be a great gift in the lives of our grandchildren and their parents. And grandparenting can be one of […]
On Sunday, September 10th, Parenting Now! is hosting its Grandparent’s Day Celebration at Emerald Park. From 1 pm to 4 pm, join us for family photos, ice cream, an artifact zoo, and more! With Parenting Now!’s Grandparent’s Day Celebration just around the corner, we’ve decided to round up some fun, local activities that both grandparents […]