• Posts tagged with parenting

    Establishing a Sleep Schedule

    Establishing a Sleep Schedule

    A regular sleep schedule is just as important for a developing youngster as proper nutrition and exercise because lack of sleep can affect everything from their physical and emotional health to anxiety to their school performance. So how can you ensure your child is resting up at night and waking up on time in the morning? [...]
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    Halloween Decoration on a Budget

    Halloween Decoration on a Budget

    Halloween Decoration on a Budget Decorating your home for Halloween can cost you next to nothing. Plus, creating some spooky crafts as a family is a sure way to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Check out five of our favorite DIY Halloween decorations – easy to make and guaranteed to scare! Tombstones All you [...]
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    “Stay Home” Sick vs. “Hospital” Sick

    “Stay Home” Sick vs. “Hospital” Sick

    How Sick is Really Sick? If your child is sick, how can you tell if they need to go to the ER or see a pediatrician immediately? The question confounds many parents, especially those with younger children who cannot articulate the severity of their symptoms. Conventional wisdom says to play it safe. A trip to [...]
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    Getting Extracurricular Activities Right

    Getting Extracurricular Activities Right

    Getting Extracurriculars Right Most kids don’t have enough schoolwork to occupy all their afterschool time. This can be great – if they have stuff to do. Most parents don’t want to see their kids come home and sit in front of the TV until bedtime. But with all the options out there, picking the right [...]
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    Preventing Parental Burnout

    Preventing Parental Burnout

    Preventing Parental Burnout When you’re trying to juggle parenting duties, personal concerns, and a career, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. When you subject yourself to this kind of grind week after week, it’s a sure way to get burnt out. And although you may be able to quit your job, you can never quit being [...]
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    Let’s Redecorate!

    Let’s Redecorate!

    Why Kids Redecorate Kids get the impulse to redecorate and rearrange their room for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it’s a way growing youngsters assert their personal taste. There are also practical considerations; a room designed for grade school playtime is probably not conducive to high school studying. Parents often step in to help with [...]
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    Fall Family Fun

    Fall Family Fun

    Great Ideas for Fall Family Fun The arrival of fall can sometimes mean less time to spend together as a family. With kids in school, parents back in work-mode, and the days growing shorter, this time of year can indeed be a lot busier than summer. But that doesn’t mean you should let this magical [...]
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    The Best Ways to Praise

    The Best Ways to Praise

    There’s a lot of information online, in parenting books, and elsewhere about the right way to discipline kids, but what’s the right way to praise them? Meting out praise can be tricky. Check out these guidelines to ensure you praise your child in a way that nurtures their developing talents. Praise the Effort Parenting experts [...]
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    Student-Teacher Conflict: What’s a Parent to Do?

    Student-Teacher Conflict: What’s a Parent to Do?

    With a new school year comes new teachers. Getting to know a new teacher is usually fun and exciting for kids, but every now and then teacher and student clash, and the results can be troubling. What do you do if your child doesn’t get along with their teacher? When and how do you, as [...]
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    Bye, Bye Baby Bed!

    Bye, Bye Baby Bed!

    One of the first milestones of toddlerhood is making the transition from crib to big kid bed. It’s a switch everyone makes, but how do you know when your child is ready? And how do you make it easier for them? Talk to Them First Most kids make the switch between ages 2 and 3, [...]
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