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May 22, 2017     Category: Potty TrainingGoalsBehaviorPreparationStrategiesToddler

Meeting the Challenges of Potty Training Potty training is best achieved when the least amount of stress is present. It is wise not to plan training during any big life events such as a move, major holidays, relationship change or stress, etc. Be sure to have big girl or big boy pants ready and available and already have decided between a potty chair and potty seat. (A potty seat is the child-size toilet seat that attaches to your current toilet seat. A potty chair is a freestanding child-size “toilet”.) And lastly have fortitude ...

April 09, 2017     Category: EasterHolidaysPreparationHoliday IdeasMemoriesFun

A New Look at Colorful Easter EggsWith Easter almost here, chocolate treats and colorful eggs seem to be part of daily family conversation. For the eco-conscious family, here are some fun, natural alternatives to plastic eggs and synthetic dyes for a festive celebration!As an alternative to store-bought dyes, experiment with making your dyes using fruits and vegetables -  they produce beautiful colors! This is not only an all-natural method; it also introduces kiddos to the one of the many useful purposes of organic materials.To get...

April 09, 2017     Category: GoalsValuesPreparationTeachingChoicesLessons

What Really Motivates Kids?More often than not, it is a challenge to motivate our kids? Often we meet defeat in attempting to motivate them. It can be a debilitating process creating push-pull scenario resulting in a power struggle.Before letting it get the best of us as parent, we need to put the brakes on and ask ourselves, “What’s my child’s responsibility here? What is mine?” As a parent, our job is to hold our child accountable when their work isn’t getting done – this will teach him how the real world works. Real world ...

October 02, 2016     Category: BehaviorSleepPreparationCommunication

Fussing Over Your Child's NaptimeEvery parent knows this familiar scenario all too well: Your toddler gives all the signals of being exhausted and needing sleep — she yawns and rubs her eyes, flops on the floor, and bursts into tears of frustration at the slightest thing — but she still won't go down for a nap.There actually is a very simple explanation: Toddlers fight the urge to rest because they are too interested in what's going on around them. Your curious toddler has so much to see and do and is afraid that if she sleeps, she'll be mi...

September 11, 2016     Category: LearningPreparationT's CaresPreschool

Getting ready for preschool can be very exciting for your child and you!So we offer a few helpful suggestions to prepare you and your child for the ‘big day’. Now getting down to the details, let the countdown begin!A Few Weeks Prior to Preschool Starting: Establish a “school bedtime” for your child.Many kids have stepped out of their normal bedtime routine during the summer months. Getting them in the routine of an earlier bedtime at least two weeks prior is a wise plan. Go shopping for school supplies together. Make it a mem...