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,…

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…

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…

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…