By the time your young child turns three years of age, he may begin asking you “why” in response to nearly everything you tell him. It can be a long phase, and one that is exhausting for many parents. However, these “why” questions often show general interest in topics, and can be a great way to foster stimulating and ongoing conversations that will help
Do you find yourself looking around at your child’s toy collection and becoming stressed out about the amount of toys in your home, and the fact that they are poorly organized? Are your kids constantly losing toys, or making huge messes without any clear idea of how to clean everything up? First, find a special spot for each favorite toy. What are the toys
Resilience does not come easily to very young children. When a toy is unavailable or a difficult task is looming, many toddlers and preschoolers simply collapse. But helping them to build a foundation that will support greater resilience as they get older is invaluable. Resilience is the ability to look at a setback or a difficulty, and to manage one’s emotions so that one
Riding a bicycle is an integral part of childhood for many kids. The feeling of the wind rushing past them, the newfound independence, and the relationship between a child and her bike can be such a positive experience. But the learning process is tough, and these tips can make it a little easier for both parents and kids! Choose a Bike Think twice about
Phobias in young children are incredibly common. Some children can recall slipping too far into the deeper end of the pool and now have a fear of the water. Others have been confronted by overly boisterous dogs and may be wary of going near any dogs at all. And some children may develop a fear of the dark due to a bump in the
Kids love October 31. Every year, it’s a chance to play make believe, to become something else for a night, and to have the great adventure of wandering the neighborhood at night receiving candy and staying out late! But for kids with sensory processing disorder, autism, or other sensory issues, finding a costume that doesn’t itch, rub, or tickle can be very difficult. These
One of the oldest parenting struggles is the battle to get your kids to eat new foods. Whether your little ones turn their noses up at green vegetables or refuse anything with seasoning or sauce, it can be incredibly frustrating to get them to open their minds, try something new, and put down the plain pasta and fish sticks they rely on for sustenance!
A great deal of time and energy is paid to our children’s enrichment and stimulation. From weekend activities to carefully curated educational experiences, we are raising kids who are well-rounded but may not be experiencing the joy and relaxation we wish for them. Focusing on our kids’ happiness is something we can do with a few simple changes to our everyday lives. The Effect
Just when you think you’ve gotten past the frequent wakings and feedings of babyhood, toddlerhood and the preschooler years throw you a few curveballs. Nighttime fears and stalling tactics rear their ugly heads around this time in a child’s development. But there are ways to manage these disruptions so that the whole family can get a good night’s sleep. Down, and Then Up Again!
Moving your family into a new home can be a challenging transition for adults and kids alike. To make the process go smoothly, and help your children through this big change as well, check out our five tips which cover packing, cleaning house, and handling big emotions. 1. Get to the kids’ belongings while they’re asleep. Have you ever tried to pack a child’s personal items