Simply the idea of traveling with kids over the holiday break can be enough to make you scream, and the reality can be just as painful. Something that is supposed to be fun and exciting can quickly turn into a Griswold family vacation if you’re not careful. Whether you’re traveling with one child or four, […]
Between television, the Internet, computer games, and afternoons filled with enrichment activities, kids have more reasons than ever to stay indoors. Richard Louv, author and journalist, hypothesizes in his book Last Child in the Woods (2005) that many modern children suffer from “nature deficit disorder”. He posits that constant separation from nature during developmental years leads […]
Card-making is a wonderful activity for children during the Christmas season. It keeps them occupied indoors during bad weather, allows them to explore their creativity and helps them engage with the festive spirit of giving. Aunts, uncles, grandparents and family friends will be pleased to receive handcrafted cards made especially for them. Pre-folded blank cards […]
Relationships are made up of two individuals with different temperaments and personalities. As a result, disagreements are going to occur. It’s not a matter of if a problem will arise but how to solve it together. 1. Take a Break There is great wisdom in the stop and “count to 10″ advice. This time allows […]
In the first years of life, a baby’s changes in behavior are auto-piloted, out of Mom’s control. Watching your baby develop new actions and abilities is only possible through watching her changes in behavior. Nevertheless, these behavioral changes stem from fundamental changes in how your child is able to perceive the world. Understanding the areas […]
I was raised in a family where my mom loved me unconditionally. She listened to me objectively and provided emotional support throughout my life. My dad’s way of showing love was by providing things to me and my siblings. After all, the man’s job was to be the “provider” and there seemed to be a […]
Santa is a tradition that is centuries old in many cultures. Many of us grew up believing in Santa Claus and have passed on the legend to our own children. It brings families together where magical moments are made and stay forever engraved in our hearts. Family dinners and traditions are shared. At some stage […]
Whether your child has been sick or injured, there’s been a family emergency, or an extended vacation, if they’ve missed time away from school it can be difficult to catch up. In fact, many children feel completely overwhelmed and are unable to get back on track. This is an opportunity to help your child learn […]
It seems for every generation there is a parenting trend or approach that is new. In 2009, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, released a revised edition of his book Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, which was co-written with his wife. It was originally released in 1997. However it wasn’t until 2009 that the mindfulness […]
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