Single parenting often comes with extra stressors. As the sole care provider, it’s hard to be available for your child’s physical and emotional needs 100% of the time. And when taking a break is rare to come by, stressors can compound one another. However, there are ways to reduce and manage stress, as well as foster […]
Parenting presents challenges at all stages of the game. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the challenges that come with parenting your school-aged children, you’re not alone. You might think to yourself that because your kids are at an age where they are now fully feeding, dressing, and—GASP—using the bathroom by themselves, that you […]
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 […]
Having children brings so much enjoyment and fulfillment to our lives. Unfortunately, kids can also leave our bank accounts dwindling. As children get older, new expenses come into play: sports fees, after school care, technology, school supplies, summer camps, and clothes for their rapidly growing bodies. But there are ways to save some coin here […]
In our last post for National Child Safety and Protection Month, we discuss how to recognize the signs of a concussion. Parents of toddlers and young children know how hard it is to protect them 24-hours a day. After a major crash while running too fast after their sibling, you may have wondered how serious […]
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.
New school years can also bring about new challenges. There’s often no one reason why a child may be struggling, but you can work with the teacher to come up with strategies to support your child’s learning.
Does your elementary-school-aged child still wet the bed? If so, you’re not alone. Enuresis (or “bedwetting”) is more common than people realize, with 1 in every 8 children starting elementary school still wetting the bed. Whether bedwetting happens every night or once every couple weeks, it’s normal to be concerned about the behavior and wonder […]