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Helping Hands: Teach Your Preschooler to Help Clean Up

Helping Hands: Teach Your Preschooler to Help Clean Up This scene is all too familiar: You’ve spent the morning cleaning while you’re child is at preschool. But the minute they come home, all your hard work is dismantled within a matter of minutes. This blog post will challenge you to look at an alternative perspective. …

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Risky Business: The Benefits of Letting Children Take Risks

The phrase “Helicopter Parent” gets thrown around a lot these days. It’s used to describe parents who overprotect their children from risk or failure, whether it’s physical or emotional. Most of us are not as extreme as “Helicopter Parents,” but we want to protect our children. Allowing our children to take risks can be challenging …

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Home-Grown Fun

Parenting Now’s July 2017 Register-Guard article in the Healthy Families section: Summer vacation is in full swing, and many families are enjoying more relaxed ­mornings, lazy afternoons, popsicles and sunshine. But along with all that summer fun comes the ­inevitable, “I’m bored.” While we can’t be our children’s 24-hour personal entertainment service, it is important …

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