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Sleepless Nights? Discover the Importance of Establishing a Bedtime Routine for Your Child

Getting enough quality sleep is essential for children and adolescents’ healthy development and well-being. In today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world, many children are not getting ...

Say goodbye to meltdowns! Practical & useful methods to tackle toddler tantrums

Toddlers are notorious for their meltdowns and tantrums, which frustrates many parents. However, understanding and effectively managing these tantrums is crucial for the child’s emotional ...

Is Your Toddler Talking? Nurturing Communication in Toddlers

Language development is a critical milestone in a child’s early years. Communicating and understanding language lays the foundation for future learning and social interactions. Understanding ...

Friend or Foe? Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become deeply ingrained in our everyday lives, and the classroom is no exception. From laptops and tablets to interactive whiteboards and educational apps, ...

Practical Strategies for Nurturing Positive Child Behavior

Parenting is a journey filled with joy, but it can also come with its fair share of challenges. One of the most common struggles parents ...

Nurturing Social Butterflies — Understanding the Stages of Social Development in Children

As children grow and develop, they go through various stages of social development. These stages involve the acquisition and honing of essential social skills that ...

Expert Tips for Navigating Toddler Meltdowns and Surviving the ‘Terrible Twos’

Parenting a toddler can be challenging, especially during the infamous “terrible twos” phase.  This stage is characterized by tantrums, defiance, and seemingly endless energy.  However, ...

Screen Time Guidelines – Screen Overload?

In today’s digital age, screens have become an integral part of our daily lives. From smartphones and tablets to computers and televisions, screens are virtually ...

Parental Anxiety – Parenting Perfection or Progress?

Parenthood is an extraordinary journey filled with love, joy, and endless learning opportunities. Every parent wants what is best for their children and strives to ...

The Back-to-School Countdown — Are You Ready?

Helping Your Child Transition from Summer Vacation to Back-to-School As summer vacation draws to a close, parents and children alike begin to feel a mix ...

Let Them Shine! Promoting Independence through Age-Appropriate Tasks and Routines

Let’s Get Started! Do you want your kids to grow up to be independent and self-sufficient? Of course, you do! But sometimes it can be ...

Is Your Toddler Musical? 5 Tests for Clues

If you’re trying to detect your toddler’s natural gifts, that could be tricky at this stage. But artistic traits, like musicality, can sometimes be picked ...

The Importance of Family Mealtime: Why It Matters and How To Get Started

The family that eats together, stays together – or so the saying goes. There is a lot of truth to this statement.  Family mealtime is a ...

Don’t Let Backtalk Ruin Your Day:  Moving from Conflict to Cooperation

We’ve all been there: trying to have a conversation with our kids and being met with a string of “no’s” and “buts.” It can be ...

Math Homework and Why Parents Should Sometimes Stay Out of It

When it comes to school subjects, mathematics is far from being a crowd favorite. Math can seem complex and intimidating, yet early math education forms ...

Fun Springtime Activities for Toddlers

There are many benefits from engaging in fun and creative activities with toddlers. These activities help build connectedness, promote the development of new interests and ...

The Developmental Benefits of Chores for Kids & Teens

Whether your kids are preschoolers or teenagers, there are benefits to giving them chores to do around the house.  In a May 2022 research article ...

5 Springtime Activities for the Whole Family

It’s finally here! Celebrate Spring with your kids with these five family activities. 1. Take the time to enjoy the outside and have fun at ...

How to Help Your Teenager Improve Their Body Image

Everyday, teenage boys and girls are bombarded by unrealistic portrayals of beauty and masculinity.  These visual assaults come from advertising companies by way of social ...

6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family’s Screen Time

  Kids today spend much of their time in front of a screen, be it on a phone, TV or computer.  Technology has many positive ...

Sled Safety for Children

Remember sledding as a child? Safety was probably the furthest thing from your mind! Over the years, parents have smartened up and know that sledding ...

5 Healthy Homework Habits Recommended by Teachers

Teachers know that the best time to develop healthy homework habits for your family is before homework becomes a problem.  Parents who approach their children’s ...

Can’t Get Your Kids to Sleep? Stop Making These Four Common Bedtime Mistakes

Are your kids wide awake when they should be sleeping? This typical scenario causes misery the following day when everyone’s overtired. If you want your ...

Upgrade Your Hike

How many times has someone told you to “take a hike”? Chances are they weren’t concerned with your cardiovascular health. When it comes to getting ...

10 Tips to Teach Kids to Love Exercise

It seems every day there’s a news story about how children are getting fatter. Too much time spent watching TV or playing computer games, a ...

8 Reasons Why Sharing Family Meals Is Important

You may think that the biggest benefit of eating together as a family is to ensure everyone has food in their stomachs. However, sharing meals ...

How to Build Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem plays a significant role in the development of healthy children. A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology suggests that a ...

10 Ways to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

All relationships have moments of tension, disagreement, and problem solving. The family unit is the first place a child can learn conflict resolution, especially regarding ...

10 Classic Rainy Day Activities for Teens

In the age of video games, cell phones, and computers, it isn’t hard for teenagers to find something to do on a rainy day. Spending ...

How to Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child

Self-motivation is a trait that is often underrated. It’s more than just getting out of bed in the morning; it can significantly impact your child’s ...

6 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money

It’s never too early to teach your children about the value of money, including how to save, so that when they reach adulthood, they’ll be ...

How to Teach Your Child to Be More Responsible

Teaching children responsibility is one most important life goals you have as a parent to help prepare them to be successful adults. But, as you’re ...

7 Ways to Connect with Your Children

All parents worry from time to time that they’re not connecting with their children the way or as often as they would like. You might ...

Does Your Child Act Entitled? How to Reduce Your Child’s Sense of Entitlement.

Parents want their children to succeed, but overindulging or sheltering them can eventually backfire. According to experts, the next generation of adults lives in an ...

Moving Onwards: Your 12-Year-Old

You’ve supported your child for over a decade, and your son or daughter is fast approaching their teenage years. What can you expect in the ...

Moving Onwards: Your 11-Year-Old’s Development

Your child is facing significant changes in their life: a new school, approaching teenhood, and a changing body may feel scary and make life challenging. ...