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How to Handle Your Budding Picasso – Some Tips for Preserving Your Child’s Artwork

If you are like so many parents, the family refrigerator is overflowing with great works of art your son or daughter has created through the …

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

Your child is two-years-old, and his personality is shining through every day. He may be thoughtful and reserved or out to experience all the world …

Safe Water Play for Kids

Looking for ways to get your kids out into the fresh air and sunshine? Why not set up a sprinkler or get the pool ready …

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when …

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. …

School’s Out for Summer: How to Keep the Kids Occupied

Summer is here! Before you know it, you’ll be looking for ways to keep your kids entertained. To help you fight the relentless protests of …

5 Inexpensive Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

It doesn’t take long for the excitement of summer vacation to give way to boredom. Soon enough, your kids will be sitting around the house, …

Why Playing Hide-and-Seek is Good for Your Child

Children love to play hide-and-seek from their earliest days, but it’s not just a silly game. Playing peekaboo with your baby leads to searching for …

5 Indoor Rainy-Day Family Activities

If there is one thing children cannot tolerate for long, it’s being stuck inside. Whether that long winter refuses to release its icy grip or …

Activities to Build a Family Bond Any Time of Year

With the transition to spring, the days of sunshine, rain, and warmer temps are here. There is no better time of year to get outside and …

Why Your Family Should Eat Together: 2 Critical Reasons

  Many families have gotten away from the tradition of sitting down together for breakfast in the morning, lunch at midday, and dinner every night. …

Toys That Help Children Develop Spatial Skills, Creativity, and Social Skills

An article published by the Association of Psychological Science in January 2015 found that children who play frequently with puzzles, construction, and board games tend …

2 Activities That Will Help Wire Your Child’s Brain For Learning

Some of the collateral damage in the wake of the No Child Left Behind law is the decrease in two areas of instruction, physical education …

Playful Parenting 101

Throughout the years that I was in full-time private practice, I saw hundreds of kids from toddlers to teens. Often at the first visit, especially …

4 Fun Things to Do for Easter

Easter Sunday is the most important Christian holiday of the year.  It is a celebration of the risen Jesus, who was crucified on the cross …

3 Ways to Plan Family Activities

  Work, school, extracurricular activities, screen time, and daily routine tasks pull families in all different directions.  Trying to come together is like herding cats.  …