You’ve had a long day. Your nerves are raw. And your child is insisting on pulling out all of the behaviors that grate on you the most. You may be tempted to snap or scold, but responding in a negative manner may only encourage them further. Try ignoring the behavior instead, to put a quick end to the following five toddler and preschooler moments.
As fun as days at the beach and afternoons at the playground can be, many families are in search of outdoor activities with a little something that sets them apart. Whether you love being on the water, enjoy more of an urban flourish, or enjoy some adventure, South Florida has plenty of activities for your entire family. Watersports are a local favorite, of course,
Your child loves to run around in the backyard, scale the jungle gym, ride his scooter, and climb the furniture on a rainy day. Being a kid means that activity is on the menu, every day, without fail. But when your child falls from that jungle gym, or crashes his scooter, broken bones and sprains can occur, and recovery can be tough for active
Does your child carry a tune? Does she seem to remember complex melodies and harmonies? Can she keep a beat? If you suspect that your child may be inclined toward music, read on for five signs of musical talent. You may discover that your child has advanced beyond what is typical for young children. Can she name a tune after hearing the opening notes?
During the summer months, parents try to get their kids to drink more water than usual, especially when their children are playing outside and risking dehydration in the hot sun. But water tastes bland to a lot of kids, and your kids might only take a sip or two at a time when offered. Some parents offer their kids juice instead, but juice contains
You and your partner are trying to catch up after a long day, at the dinner table, but it’s impossible. Your young child is at this table, too, and she has a lot to say! Interruptions every few minutes have you giving up on the conversation. Your mother calls to chat, but you know that the second you begin to talk on the phone,
Toddlers are seemingly infinite sources of energy. They are in constant motion, and demand that you keep up with their activity, their changing focuses, and their numerous questions. When you’re pregnant, you may find that nausea and exhaustion prevent you from being the supermom you were before. Remember to give yourself a break and allow yourself to rest, even with a young child underfoot.
If your toddler or preschooler is staging a protest each morning at the breakfast table, you may need to liven things up in the morning. Not every family has time for elaborate breakfast displays and short order cooking, so take a look at these simple breakfast ideas for inspiration! Make a batch of honey and peach mini muffins on a Sunday night, and you’ll
Kids thrive on a routine. While it may be hard to imagine your changeable, restless newborn adapting to a routine as he grows into an older infant and then a toddler, he’ll benefit from a routine in the long run. From napping and eating to more subtle activities like getting dressed and brushing teeth, your child’s routine will make him feel secure and safe.
Are your go-to outdoor activities becoming a bit stale? If your kids have had enough of the backyard, are a little burned out on beach activities, and your local playground is getting more crowded by the day, try taking your kids out on a hike! Getting a little exercise while checking out the natural beauty and animal habitats which surround us can be a