This picture was taken last month during my daughter’s year end music debut, at a special show just for parents. The childcare program she was enrolled in conveniently partnered with a music school. Knowing that it might be her last music performance (and another last time for me as a parent), I made sure to slip out of the office that day to catch a glimpse.
As a child, discipline for me and my friends usually involved fear based tactics like yelling and spanking. How times have changed!
Shawn and I have had it pretty easy so far with my two elementary school aged children and his older two. They all have their moments but they are generally well behaved, courteous and polite. Rule number one for us as parents in a blended family is to avoid disciplining each other’s children (a topic for another post, coming soon :).
Below are three principles for disciplining children, preschool age and as they get older.
Childhood is one of, if not, the most critical aspect of an individual’s life. It is the starting point that determines a lot of what the future becomes.
All parents want the best for their children, to grow up healthy, happy and successful. When it comes to intellectual development, some say that intelligence is a product of both nature and nurture. Child development is perhaps more straightforward than we think.
Below are 7 parenting tips for raising a smarter child.
I can still remember my three boys were all under the age of 4 and putting them to bed. Developing and following a consistent feeding and sleep routine was an absolute necessity (mostly to preserve my sanity!). Even though my boys are older now, our bedtime schedule hasn’t changed very much. Me being out of […]
Low carbohydrate diets are becoming extremely popular. They use high fat, high protein foods while getting rid of the legumes, grains and excessive fruits and juice that add to the carbohydrate count in more conventional approaches.
Many are wondering whether this approach is safe for the whole family. The views on whether a low carbohydrate diet is safe for kids are mixed.
After a busy day at school, the first thing your kids need (after a hug!) is a little snack… and the last thing you want to do is fix another meal while you are getting dinner together! Here are ideas for of healthy after school snacks the kids (even the young ones) can make for themselves.
Most infants are curious and want to drink from regular cups like those around them. Some parents transition their baby right from breast to cup skipping the bottle phase which is ok as well. It may be easier to wean before…
Sleep is so important but the optimal amount is different for each family member.
It depends on age and other factors.
Find out the healthy sleep ranges by age, for you and your growing family.
Starting with babies (newborn to one year),
toddlers, preschoolers, school aged
children, teens and adults.
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