As parents, we go about our daily duties without a thought until a disturbing news event gets our attention and we turn to watch and listen. We are visibly moved and stop to ask— why. A few people are tired of hearing about Trayvon and want people to just “get over it.” For … [Read more...] about Trayvon: Children and Racism
1. Simplify.It is easy as a parent to put too much on your plate. If you want to enjoy being a mom, then it is time to cut back some. Let each child be involved in one or two activities, and no more. While it sounds fun to have music, dance, sports, clubs, etc. if you are … [Read more...] about Ten Easy Ways to Be A Joyful Mom
While playgroups offer many positive things for kids, there are some real drawbacks to being part of a playgroup as well, especially if it is not a well-managed playgroup. The following is a look at a few of the pitfalls of playgroup:Overwhelms kids: When children are young, if … [Read more...] about Playgroup Pointers
“Oh no, if I don’t wake up in time I will be late!” When I had something important to do I would often lay awake at night thinking about how awful it would be if I were late. I had everything ready for tomorrow: Clothes, shoes, paperwork, keys, coins for tolls and other items. … [Read more...] about What Is The Worst That Could Happen?
The decision to place your preschool-aged child in day care is a major one. There are many factors to consider; some are positive, while others can be less reassuring. Yet the benefits of childcare services are significant: aside from giving parents the chance to pursue their … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Placing Children in a Professional Day Care Center