Parenting Practices that Don’t Include Yelling

Parenting Practices that Don’t Include Yelling

It seems that nowadays yelling at your kids, especially in public is a big no-no, but the number of out of control children has not changed.  So how do you deal with a child that just doesn’t seem to be able to control themselves despite your best efforts? Try to be a positive role model […]

Alternative to Screen-Time

Alternative to Screen-Time

Being home with children 24/7 can sometimes be difficult to keep them  entertained without resorting too often to TV programmes and computer games. If this is an area of concern for you we may be able to help! We found a great resource from The Parent Fairy who suggests one way to overcome this is […]

Ways to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

Ways to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

An interesting article on Spanking we found on VeryWell.com   Spanking is a widely debated parenting topic. While most pediatricians and parenting experts don’t recommend spanking, the vast majority of parents around the world admit to spanking their kids.  If you’re looking for alternative to spanking,  here are eight ways to discipline your child without […]

Prepare Kids for Going Back to School

Prepare Kids for Going Back to School

It’s August and in many parts of the country children and getting ready to head back to school. The signs are already up in the stores, bargains can be had for shopping early and it seems that there is no getting away from the inevitable – Kids you’re going back to school soon! Some children […]

10 Things to Never Say to Your Kids

10 Things to Never Say to Your Kids

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs out there, and we are here to help you avoid saying some of the hurtful and harmful things to your  kids.  Often when parents have high hopes for their children‘s academic success, the children tend to do better in school, up to a certain point but be careful, expecting top grades […]

Using Praise to Encourage Good Behaviors

Using Praise to Encourage Good Behaviors

Praise is the simplest yet most effective discipline tool that parents can use to increases good behavior. Giving praise to your child shows them that you take notice when he’s following the rules, playing quietly, or following your instructions.  Encouraging and praising your child will motivate your child to keep up the good work. All kids […]

Making Summer Safe for Children

Making Summer Safe for Children

Summer is a great time for kids to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun. Water safety – Unfortunately drowning’s are the leading cause of injury death for children ages 1 to 4 years […]

3 Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Love the Theatre

3 Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Love the Theatre

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to enrich your kids’ lives. From making sure they have access to a plethora of books and encouraging them to sign up for extracurricular classes to making sure they have plenty of ways to foster their creativity, your kids really do have a lot of […]

Improving Behavior using Reward Charts

Improving Behavior using Reward Charts

Reward charts work well for children aged 3-8 years. You can use a reward chart when your child needs to work on changing their behavior. Your child collects stickers for the chart each time she behaves the way you want. She then gets a reward based on the number of stickers she has gathered. We […]

Three Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

Three Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

Summer is here and parents and teachers know that the dreaded ‘summer slide’ sets in. When summer begins, the day to day normal schedule changes and little ones minds are no longer as active as they have been during the school year.  Try these strategies to help your reader improve her reading during the summer […]