Character development seems to be a slow burn. No single event or activity seems to make a child honest, or grateful, or compassionate and kind. But these traits are learned over time by watching others and engaging in activities that promote these values. Given that we can’t be with them all the time, it was important to us that […]
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“Instead of focusing on what your child shouldn’t eat, focus on what he or she gets to eat! Encourage your child to be open to trying new food items and different flavor profiles.”
It seems crazy to admit, but without paying attention to where we are focusing our time, we are losing the soft skills — small talk and even basic face-to-face conversation.
The beginning of the school year brings with it a new season of moodiness, and grumpiness, and all around unpleasantness in our once joyful, exuberant kids. The witching hour of babyhood returns with a vengeance once children reach elementary school. What can we we do to ease into evenings and make our afternoons just a […]
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, working mom, or some sort of awesomeness in between, these six tips to keep your weeks efficient and organized are sure to save you time, add structure to your routine, and minimize the chaos!
What do you do when your child gets THE ONE teacher that everybody warns against? Just like that, the tone of the year has the potential to be set: It’s not that your child didn’t get the teacher SHE wanted, she got the teacher no one wanted.
I will sit in the meeting and spend the entire half hour fighting the urge to stand on the table and shout, “Please don’t rush me! This is IMPORTANT! He doesn’t look sick, and he can fly under your radar, and I need you to UNDERSTAND that we can lose him!!!”