Parents, teachers and other caregivers can teach and support a child’s social skills during routine activities at home and at school.
Before you had children, how did you unwind after a long day at work? Maybe you met up with friends, hit the gym, went for a hike. . .maybe you did nothing at all—how amazing was that?! In that era, laundry could wait until the weekend; groceries could be put off until there was nothing […]
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 […]
The Long Haul You’ve made it through the joys, challenges, and adjustments of having a new baby – the first smile and sleepless nights, the first time they say “mama” and the pain of teething. Now that your child is a pre-schooler or a kindergartener, you can let go of the stress of being a […]
Celebrations give spice to life. It can be especially delicious when our children are with us, enjoying them, as well — until it gets too stimulating or loud or late. Some social events are so adult-oriented that children just don’t fit in. Parents who attend these events need to entertain their children and may need […]
Do you find your day starting off in chaos and stress as you try to get your child to school on time? Would you believe us if we told you, it doesn’t have to be that way? Try these simple strategies for making your morning routine one less thing to worry about. Try the Simple […]
How to Decrease Negative Behaviors Using the 3 “P”s: Prevention, Positive Discipline, and Patience If you have a preschooler, you probably hear the word “no” (or some version of it) pretty regularly. You may even be surprised to hear that your child is delightfully cooperative and always says yes in preschool! Be proud that your […]
It’s not always easy to find a balance when family life and work life are making demands. Here are some tips to help you juggle it all and take care of yourself too. “It’s important to find the proper work-life balance.” Haven’t we all heard that? The reality is, however, it’s not always easy. On […]
Being a single parent can bring special rewards and added stressors. Here are some tips to deal with those extra challenges you may be experiencing as a single parent.