Responding vs. Reacting

Oh no! Red juice was just spilled all over your brand new white couch. Now, your 5-year-old is staring at you with big puppy dog eyes, bulging with tears. Now what? Do you react or respond? Although we all may want to say we would respond, sometimes its not that easy. When difficult things happen,…

Halloween Safety

Chances are, your child is brimming with excitement at the prospect of trick-or-treating this year. However, it is important to consider safety during this festive time. Below are some great tips from the CDC to help ease your mind this Halloween season, whether you and your children are trick-or-treating or hosting a party. Trick-or-Treating Swords, knives, and…

Extra Candy? Fear not!

Halloween the holiday when fear is fun! But the scariest part of the holiday may be the volume of extra fat and sugar consumed by ourselves, and our children. Don’t get me wrong, having a treat on the holidays is great! After all, treats are what help make special occasions special. But moderation is key. The massive…

Educational Apps for your Kids

While children are having their screen time, encourage their use of educational applications. Below are some of our favorite apps to encourage learning: Animal Pants What’s better than animals wearing clothes? This adorable and free game teaches children how to match, by placing different outfits on animals. In addition to learning matching skills, your child…

Preventing Illness

Schools can be a battleground for germs. Our curious children are constantly exploring lands unknown, and acquiring many germs along the way. Keeping our children clean, and feeding them the right things, can help increase their defense against illness. Below are our tips for keeping your children healthy during cold and flu season. Tips Good Child…

4 Calming Techniques That Actually Work

We’ve all been there. Your child is inconsolable and having a fit. Perhaps your child is prone to anxiety, or maybe they are just having an off-day. Whether it happens in public or at your home, following these calming techniques can help to turn that frown upside down, and get your child back to their selves. Pick…

Popular Bullying Questions Answered

Bullying continues to be a problem affecting our schools and children. Bullying can take many forms: cyber bullying, verbal taunting, emotional and physical abuse. With the prevalence of social media, bullying has become an even bigger challenge. In this article you will: find out how to identify a bully, how to know if your child…

Setting Screen Limits for Children

Recently, the reliance on screens, such as: tablets, mobile phones, TV, and computers, has become an increasing problem. In order to raise children who are not completely dependent on these glowing screens, setting limits is encouraged. Children should not be exposed to more than 2 hours of screen time per day. An excess of 2…