Parenting

Top 5 Behaviors That Cause Parents to Lose Their Cool: #5 Back Talk

I recently surveyed a group of over 7,000 parents and asked which of their children's behaviors grated on their nerves the most. In this 5-part series, I will discuss these 5 troublesome behaviors individually and offer positive parenting tips to manage them. I will begin at number 5 and work my way up to the behavior most parents deem the worst.

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Making the Decision to Homeschool

Are you thinking about homeschooling your child? If so, I know that making the decision to homeschool can feel overwhelming and even alarming.

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Preschool Must-Haves

Are you ready for Preschool? Here is a list of Must-Haves for every Pre-K student.

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Can’t Get Your Kid To Eat? Make Mealtime a Fun Activity

Make mealtime a fun activity! Get your child involved with stories, activities and simple recipes that will whet their appetite.

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Mean Girls: How to Handle Them

Cynthia is a 9-year-old brunette with wide eyes and a nose that crinkles when she smiles.  She likes to wear headbands and enjoys soccer. There are no marks on her as far as I can see that would make her a target for bullying.

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5 Ways to Encourage Creativity Through Play

Creativity is on the decline, and the reduction of free play is at least partly to blame. According to American psychologist, Peter Gray, free play has declined sharply over the last century, and with it the mental health of children and adolescents has also declined.

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Taming Your Toddler with Chores?

I’ve noticed whenever I’m busy running around making breakfast, lunch or dinner, my toddler seems to be increasingly needy and wants all of my attention. When I explain, “mommy will play after dinner is ready or the kitchen is cleaned up,” she just pleads harder and acts out her frustration. 

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National Day Of Unplugging

Is technology a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to raising our kids?

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How to Get Kids Excited about Reading

Getting Kids Excited About Reading

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Brilliant Parenting: Encouraging Positive Behaviors in Others

Guiding your child to behave in a positive manner is as easy as 1,2,3...

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