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May 22, 2017     Category: Parents

There’s a good chance you are reading this and are experiencing ‘parent guilt’ at this exact moment.It’s a feeling felt far too often and not easy to let go of. Guilt gnaws at us during times of quiet and is our unwanted companion as we retire for the night and rise for the day. It confuses and makes us feel insecure as parents, and as people in general. It fosters anger and blame and can cast dark shadows. The moment we become parents we come to the realization that all you do or don’t do, succeed at or fail at with your childre...

January 01, 2017     Category: BabysittingParents

Choosing the Best Babysitter for Your Special Night Out!Ready for an adult only night on the town? Or maybe there is an upcoming dinner party that you just don’t want to miss? Maybe you’re looking for a long-term regular sitter. Regardless, as much as you love your child, sometimes you just need a well-deserved breather.Of course, you aren’t just going to trust the care of your child to the first person you bump into on the street (or maybe you will, maybe you live in a small neighborhood). You should always have a solid, dependable babys...

December 03, 2016     Category: StressKidsParents

Keeping Stress to a Minimum During the HolidaysDo the holidays bring more stress than joy for you and your family at times? Don’t break a sweat. Here some tips to keep the holidays in perspective for you and your child so you aren’t losing sight of what really matters most. Keep It Simple First things first: make a list of your holiday projects and events and then prioritize them. Keep your expectations realistic. It’s absolutely okay to not attend every dang holiday related event or office party. Don’t beat yourself up ...

November 20, 2016     Category: MissingKidsParentsSafety

What to Do if Your Child Gets Lost!Losing a child in a crowd is a parent’s worst nightmare. Most parents or caregivers have experienced the terror of not being able to find their child, whether in a shopping center, at an amusement park, watching a parade, in a store – just about anywhere – often in your own neighborhood. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that about 350,000 children a year become temporarily separated from a parent or a caregiver for at least an hour. Further, these numbers only show reported incidents and doe...

September 11, 2016     Category: First DayParentsPreschool

Getting ready for your child's first day of preschool!Parents of toddlers heading for the first day of preschool and lots of concerns, especially separation anxiety. Making the first day of school a good day often sets the tone for the whole experience. Understanding that you are not alone is key and sticking to a routine is a must.Preparation for PreschoolWith the days getting shorter, classrooms everywhere are being tidied up and the theme décor being decided upon; lesson plans are being created and teachers meetings scheduled.  Pa...