Kids can be a handful during play dates but the interaction they enjoy on social moments like these are excellent learning opportunities for them. What they learn when interacting with other kids can help shape their character and attitude later in life. If you are playing referee during a playdate, here are ways you can help equip children with the right set of skills. Conflict Resolution Without Using Strong Emotions Children are emotional creatures and while strong emotion
Talk about having a bad day: Your toddler begins the morning by yelling, "No! I want to do it!" as you pour milk into his bowl of cereal. Then he refuses to put away one of the toys that he's taken out to play with. In reality, dealing with a defiant toddler is a notorious part of the "Terrible Two's" and of the entire child-rearing process. There is very good reason why kids are referred to as being in their "Terrible Two's" at this stage. Defiance: Why It Happens And What T
You might think that going to pick up your child when the day is over would be something happy; after all, who doesn't get excited to see their mommy? Unfortunately, picking up after day care or preschool can be fraught with awkwardness and uneasy transition for a toddler -- especially if they are just starting to adjust to the routine of preschool or daycare and are starting to make new friends. Here are some suggestions that can help make this pick up time a lot easier for
So you want to take the kids on a road trip...
Here are some tips to help you stay sane and actually enjoy it. We have good intentions but no one can really blame you if you if it's challenging, especially when they are cranky and demanding. But they are little and preparing will help make this trip better for everyone. Take Breaks
Yes! We want to get there but stopping along the way to actually enjoy the road trip is not only fun but sometimes spontaneous allowing for a ne
Drawing is far more than just something fun to do. These 10 reasons will explain why drawing with pen and paper is a crucial element in the development of kids. Newer Technologies - Drawing is among the earliest and most important activities for children. However, today we have a lot of new technologies that are more 'point-and-touch' than actual drawing. This could be a big disadvantage for children. Expression - Drawing enables your children to better engage in self-express