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Water Play STEAM Activities

  Summer is great for using your outside space or park to get your kids outside exploring and trying new things. Water play is fun, messy, and full of opportunities to incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) into your play time. Here are some of my favorite water play ideas. Color Mixing Color ...

Tips To Keep Your Child’s Skin Protected

The sun is finally coming out to stay for the summer and with that comes the possibility of sunburns for big kids and even for infants. While we are excited for summer, it is important to keep in mind that there are some aspects of sun exposure that can be unsafe for our skin. Let's ...

Ready For the Open Road

Summer weather beckons us to the open road. Of course, traveling with little ones is no walk in the park. It's not always easy to travel long distances with children in tow, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying summer adventures. With some preparation and planning, your family can have many fun adventures ahead. Boredom ...

Toilet Learning Tactics

Summer is here, and if you have a child who is ready to say goodbye to diapers, this might be the perfect time to try toilet learning! While it's important to have a relaxed approach to toilet learning and to follow your child's cues, it's also important to give yourself a realistic amount of time ...

Team Parenting

As your child grows, it is likely that you and your partner will want to work as a team to most effectively guide your child to adulthood.  You have the common goal of raising your child to be healthy, happy, and successful, and in order to support your child growing to their potential, working together ...

Dads, when does fatherhood begin? A case to be made it’s when you were born

I have a question for all the fathers and father-figures out there: "When do you think fatherhood begins?" Some of you might say it's when you find out your partner is pregnant. Others say, it's when you first see that sonogram or hear Baby's heartbeat for the first time. Still, others say it really hits ...

Water Safety Offers a Variety of Teaching Opportunities

Summer is just around the corner, which means sprinklers, water balloons, backyard swimming pools and other ways to beat the heat. It's important to remember that water accidents can happen quickly-even if the water your child is playing in is only a few inches deep, or your child knows how to swim. Just like it ...

Resources for Navigating Scary Events With Children

During challenging times, we can all use additional support and resources to help us navigate tragedy-especially when it comes to helping our children process what they are hearing and seeing on the news, or from their peers at school. Below are some resources for yourself and your child. Books: What to Do When the News ...

Helping Children Navigate Scary Events

It's not always easy to talk about "scary things" with children. It is important to remember that children of all ages look to their parents to make them feel safe. For this reason, we've compiled some tips from child development experts on how to best approach difficult topics. Talking to your children about their worries ...

Self-Care Benefits Entire Family

As parents, self-care can feel like one more item on our never-ending to-do list. We can even beat ourselves up over it - or feel guilty when we do take time for ourselves. But self-care shouldn't be a cause of stress or worry. Rather, it should replenish your soul and make the challenges of parenting ...

Managing The Stresses of Parenting

If you are a new parent, you know the answer to the redundant question, "Are you stressed?" Parenthood can be incredibly joyful, but it is also demanding and stressful for every parent. The good news is there are ways to help you handle the very real stresses of parenting. New baby, new priorities Maybe you ...

Boost Your Child’s Problem-Solving Skills

At all stages of life, we have challenges and problems we must approach and solve. From the moment babies are born, they learn that when they feel hungry they must use vocal and physical cues to let their caregiver know-that's problem solving! When an infant sees a ball across the room that she wants, she ...
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