Sharing Books With Children

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One of my first memories of childhood is that of my mother reading Dr. Seuss books to me in a big brown recliner in our living room. That memory brings with it sounds and smells and a general feeling of safety and comfort that never fades, even after all these years. Naturally, one of the […]


A Mother S Reasons For Choosing Montessori

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This is the time of year when the parents of many preschoolers must decide where their child will attend school in the fall. I wanted to take this opportunity to share my experience with Montessori preschool education. My son is completing his second year in a Montessori preschool program and attended from the age of […]


Your Baby Nursery

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Where you live will probably dictate whether a baby nursery is the norm; and your budget and living accommodation will influence whether you are able to follow that norm or tradition and supply your new baby with their own separate nursery. A baby nursery, or separate bedroom for a new born, is not the usual […]


It Just Takes A Little Creativity

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If you are a parent, particularly of an elementary or junior high aged girl, then you know all about sleepovers. The chances are that your daughter has both attended and hosted many of these blessed events. The problem with sleepovers is that they are mostly the same. Girls gather at a home, pizza and other […]


Make Valentine S With Your Kids

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Homemade Valentine’s are great for your kids to give to the really special people in their lives like Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, Aunt’s and Uncle’s, brothers and sisters, best friends and of course, Daddy! But unless you start them at Halloween, we suggest you stick to boxed cards for all their friends at school! Here are […]


Baby Names Gifting The Cornerstone Of Identity

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The role of parent necessitates the making of many momentous decisions for a beloved person who does not yet have the capability to choose for his or herself. Parenthood is perhaps the most blessed and joyous responsibility of all, as it is fuelled by love and hope for all that may be possible in the […]


A Bedtime Routine For Your Baby

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As soon as possible, you should start a bedtime routine with your baby. You can start when the baby is six to eight weeks old, and your baby will surely reap benefits from the early routine setup. Establishing a stipulated system will make your baby appreciable of the consistent pattern. The baby will be comfortable […]


Help Protect Your Child S Vision From Uv Rays And Eye Injuries

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For children, sunshine and warm weather equal outdoor activity. For parents interested in their children’s eye health, it’s also the right time to get kids sunglasses and protective eyewear. Many parents don’t think about getting sunglasses for their kids, but everyone is at risk for eye damage as a result of exposure to the sun. […]


The Not So Perfect Parent Or Lose The Guilt

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All of us have that guilty feeling from time to time and yet it is the most wasted emotion of all. We can’t take back words or actions, no matter how hard we wish. If you are a parent, this guilt seems to be present even more. This useless feeling is a universal phenomenon. Why […]


Introducing Children To Music Strategies For Success

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I’ve heard a million parents lament the fact that they didn’t get their children interested in music sooner. There are also hundreds of adults out there that wish they had learned how to play an instrument when they were younger. Studies actually support the idea that music stimulates certain brain connections and can actually help […]


View From Another Planet Learning To Talk To Our Children

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Our goal in conscious communication is not to change the other person . . . Our goal is to establish connection. Andrew LeCompte, author, Creating Harmonious Relationships A parent of three attended a workshop I gave on managing conflict. A few days after the workshop, she emailed me to say that she’d had an “opportunity” […]


National Security Expert Offers Tips For After School Safety

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Smart parents know to do their homework today when it comes to home safety and security during the school year, especially if kids are coming home to an empty house. “With more kids today ‘home alone,’ there really are some golden rules parents should follow to make the home a safe and secure place,” said […]


Tv Is A Drug Are Your Kids Addicted

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For most of us, hearing about different types of addiction is a common occurrence. Even more difficult to bear is that most of us are close to someone affected by an addiction. When addictions are related to the abuse of a substance such as alcohol, our understanding that there is a problem may be rooted […]


Back When I Was A Kid

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We must eliminate from our minds a few phrases when we are making decisions about how we will be raising our kids. They are the sayings like: “When I was a kid…” and “If I had done that when I was a kid, my dad would have…” or “Back when we were in school they […]


Kids Internet Safety And Myspace Be Careful

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Kids Internet Safety – Be Careful! The Internet and Computers are becoming a necessity in our homes. Nearly everything we do be it registering a new appliance, paying bills, finding a movie, restaurant or an amusement park for location and hours, is easy online. Why “let your fingers do the walking” in the yellow pages […]


Helping Your Child Stay Fit

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Would your child rather watch television and play video games all day than move an inch? Children are battling obesity and inactivity at alarming rates. It’s time to get our kids in shape now, before they face serious health problems in the future. But how? As you can guess, the plan includes lots of fun. […]


Is My Child A Target For Internet Predators

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Thankfully, the answer is probably not. Most children use the internet to socialize with friends and pursue budding interests. They manage to steer clear of the dangerous predators lurking in chat rooms and other forums who slyly manipulate their way into electronic networks of school-age friends to find and groom the next vulnerable child for […]


Shoe Shopping Tips For Back To School

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As the dog days of summer start to dwindle, parents everywhere will scramble to outfit their children for back-to-school. Stores will be inundated with moms and dads in search of the latest fads and fashions for their little ones, and shoes are sure to top the list. Children’s feet change rapidly as they age, so […]


How To Potty Train In Two Days

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Ah, potty training! Go to a local bookseller and you will find dozens of books on the subject. Search the Net and there are thousands of websites with information on how to do it stress free. There are even people who are capitalizing on a parent’s frustration with potty training by offering to do it […]