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December 16, 2018     Category: Parental Expectations

How often do you find yourself giving vague instructions to your kids —  “Stop that”, “Clean this up”, “Be nice to your sister”, “I told you to stop it. ” usually with little effect? It seems children often seek to do exactly the opposite of what their parents tell them, whether because of distractions or just old-fashioned disobedience. But children misbehave for other reasons, too. Their parents may not have expressed their expectations clearly enough — or they’ve fallen into a pattern of in...

November 15, 2018     Category: Gratitude

In November, we often share something we are thankful for as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday. Expressing gratitude makes us feel happier and more aware. The value of gratitude is endless, and if we teach our children the benefits of gratitude while they’re young, they’ are more likely to reap the rewards throughout their lives.Look over these gratitude activities – these will help cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” in your little ones.Create a family gratitude book. Each member of the family should add photos, n...

February 17, 2018     Category: Preschool

Choosing full-time or part-time childcare, preschool or early learning center for your child is both an exciting and scary prospect.Keep in mind that space is often limited with your preschool choices, so it's is wise to start your research early.How can you tell if a preschool is the right one when your child hasn’t been to school before? And what daycare center is good, if your kid can’t really express himself well?Even if you have conflicting opinions about whether you want socialization opportunities, a good educational foundation or si...

December 17, 2017     Category: Holidays

Enjoying Holiday Traditions . . . Old and New! Holiday celebrations are wonderful opportunities to teach young children about traditions that are cherished parts of our lives. However, in today’s fast paced-world, you may be seeking more family joy and deeper meaning to this holiday season!The key is simplifying and focusing on what really matters. Nobody can spread joy and good cheer when they are rushing!First, just say no to everything that seems obligatory and then reflect on what your family loves about the holidays. Consider what tradit...

November 30, 2017     Category: Rivalry Siblings

Sibling rivalry is real, yet can be managed.Whether one child or several - toddler, preschoolers or teens - sometimes it can be more of a competitive atmosphere than a harmonious one.Ever notice that whenever the word, sibling, is mentioned, it is often followed by the word, rivalry? Sibling refers to children who are related and living in the same family and problems with rivalry usually start right after the birth of the second child. This rivalry often continues throughout childhood and it can be very frustrating and stressful for parents. S...