Planning a Successful Halloween with your Preschooler or School-Age Child

It’s that time of year – again. Did October 31st sneak up on you? We can relate. Are you dreading the mayhem of trick or treating? Have no fear! We have a few suggestions on to plan for an enjoyable Halloween night (and what to do with all of the leftover candy!). First and foremost,Continue reading “Planning a Successful Halloween with your Preschooler or School-Age Child”

Fun Activities to Keep Children Learning This Summer

Parents often ask how us how can we keep our children learning over the summer months. First and foremost, it’s OK to take the foot off the gas petal a bit during the summer. Your children work hard during the school year. They may benefit from a looser schedule and focusing on activities of theirContinue reading “Fun Activities to Keep Children Learning This Summer”

Technology & Your Kids: Managing Screen Time

Parenting in the era of screen addiction is certainly not for the weak! However taking the time to teach your child healthy habits around technology will lead to better habits in the future. Let’s face it, technology is a major part of world and here to stay. There are positive aspects to technology. It allowsContinue reading “Technology & Your Kids: Managing Screen Time”

How to Handle Sibling Conflicts

First and foremost, let’s look at the positive side of sibling conflicts. The sibling relationship is where you learn how to fight and most importantly, a place where you learn how to problem-solve. Your children will have to do it with friends, coworkers and roommates. Their ability to productively handle conflict will set them up forContinue reading “How to Handle Sibling Conflicts”

How Do I Get My Child to Stay in Their Bed?

Mommy, I need a drink of water. Daddy, I need to use the bathroom/want a snack/another story. If you’re having trouble with getting your child to stay in their bed at night here are our suggestions: Set a clear bedtime routine It’s important to set a bedtime routine for your child so it is clearContinue reading “How Do I Get My Child to Stay in Their Bed?”

5 Ways to Help Your Child Become Self-Motivated

This generation of children get a bad wrap for not being intrinsically motivated. Is it necessarily their fault? No. If we are not encouraging or modeling intrinsic motivation ourselves how do we expect children to build their self-motivation muscle? The key component to building your child’s inner-motivation is creating a sense of autonomy. Giving yourContinue reading “5 Ways to Help Your Child Become Self-Motivated”