Bedtime Meltdowns – Getting Your Child to Sleep at Night

Bedtime Meltdowns – Getting Your Child to Sleep at Night

Everyone knows – sleep is essential for keeping your little one healthy – yet many parents often find bedtime to be an impossible task of getting your child to sleep. “One of the most important things we can do for a child is to create a good bedtime routine” says Rebecca Michi, Seattle based Children’s Sleep Consultant. We teamed […]

Beating the Morning Rush

Beating the Morning Rush

Is morning a crazy time in your home? If so, read on – we may be able to help. One of the easiest ways to make mornings go smoothly is to establish a consistent morning  routine for everyone in your home (kids included) that actually works. Here are some tips to do just that: Make sure […]

4 Questions to Ask Before Your Teen Gets a Driver’s License

4 Questions to Ask Before Your Teen Gets a Driver’s License

Is your teenager ready to get their driver’s license? The answer likely varies depending on who’s answering the question. If it’s your son or daughter, the answer is an unequivocal “yes.” For you, the concerned and responsible parent, though, your answer may be much more deliberate and measured. Indeed, the thought of your teen behind […]

Tips for Hosting a Play Date for Toddlers

Tips for Hosting a Play Date for Toddlers

Some moms (and dads) feel extremely passionate about play dates – wanting their child to socialize with other children the same age.  When my children were very young,  I personally loved play dates.  Just a few friends getting together, not judging, but allowing our children time together and for us moms to catch up over a cup of […]

The Importance of Recess

The Importance of Recess

School Recess fills in as an essential break from the rigors of concentrated, scholarly difficulties in the classroom.  But just as important is the fact that safe and well-supervised recess offers cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits that may not be fully appreciated or noticed.    PE may just be seen as a time that children […]

6 Tips For Potty Training Boys

6 Tips For Potty Training Boys

Although many potty-training tips apply to boys and girls alike, potty training boys does pose some unique challenges. Whether you’re wondering when to start potty training boys, whether to teach sitting or standing first, and how to encourage good aim, readers have offered great toilet-training tips to help you potty train boys with confidence. Be […]

Helping Your Teen Battle Testing Fatigue

Helping Your Teen Battle Testing Fatigue

Faced with an onslaught of tests — from college entrance exams to driver’s license tests to standardized high school tests — it’s not uncommon for your teen to feel exhausted, stressed and fatigued. And as that fatigue kicks in, your child’s ability to do well on these important exams can plummet. As a parent, there […]

3 Key Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe During Pool Season

3 Key Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe During Pool Season

Summer is in full swing, and around the country, families are heading to their backyard pools in order to cool off and have fun. While most kids adore splashing and swimming around in the pool, it goes without saying that their safety is paramount. In order to make sure that children stay safe during swimming […]

Tips for First Day of School

Tips for First Day of School

The first day of school – most children are anxious and excited. You can help make the day easier for your youngster by keeping the following guidelines in mind: Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. This may be at any age. […]

Back to School Tips for Parents

Back to School Tips for Parents

Summer is coming to an end and the first day of school is coming fast. Most children are anxious and excited. You can help make the day easier for your youngster by keeping the following guidelines in mind: Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day […]