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 […]

30 Ideas to Keep Your Kids Busy

30 Ideas to Keep Your Kids Busy

In many parts of the country, summer has started! This is a great time to connect with your child and have fun! If you are looking for ideas of things to do , check out this list: Visit the beach and collect shells Make a fort inside with sheets and blankets Make a castle from cardboard […]

Celebrate July 4

Celebrate July 4

July 4th is almost here!  Children love to celebrate Independence Day. Some fill the day with hot dogs, beach parties, baseball games, and fireworks. Some young kids may also be questions about the significance of July 4th — such as, What does “Independence Day” mean? As you answer their questions, you can give them some great reasons to […]

Summer Parenting Challenges

Summer Parenting Challenges

The summer break has started (in many parts of the country) and we can all take a sigh of relief and catch our breathe! The morning madness has stopped – no more rushing around trying to pack lunches, get kids dressed and arrive at school and work on time. Without schedules children can become very dependent on […]

Kids Summer Writing – Vacation Journals

Kids Summer Writing – Vacation Journals

Are you looking for tips to keep your child learning over the summer  – its not easy but it is possible!  Now, we can help even your child when on vacation! We have created the perfect project for every child on vacation – a 7 day 20 page lightweight activity booklet – My Vacation Journal.  Our […]

Finding Friends – Networking with Other Parents

Finding Friends – Networking with Other Parents

When you first have children you may notice that you start to hang out with a different circle of friends. Now the people you are most likely to mix with our other new parents who have newborns too.  Moving to a new town, heavily pregnant I did not know anyone!  Soon after the birth of my first […]

Stress Relievers for Parents and Children

Stress Relievers for Parents and Children

While time spent with children can be fun and fulfilling much of the time, it’s no secret that parenting can be stressful, Here are ten ways to  relieve stress you can generally practice while caring for children: Drawing Walking Blowing bubbles Laughing Listening to music Meeting up with friends Being around animals Coloring activity such as […]

Discipline After Divorce

Discipline After Divorce

A separation or divorce can be a stressful time for the entire family. If we lived in a perfect world, divorced parents would be able to co-parent easily and the rules would remain consistent. Discipline and consequences would carry over from one home to the next and both parents would work together to prevent behavior problems before they […]

Summer Safety Tips – Children and Bicycles

Summer Safety Tips – Children and Bicycles

  Accidents on bikes tend to rise during the summer months.  Children of all ages,  are more likely to be riding bicycles for fun during the summer months, as opposed to simply riding bikes to school. Parents should talk with children about bike safety and set ground rules to reduce accident risks, but ultimately it […]

Screen Free Activities Kids Will Love

Screen Free Activities Kids Will Love

Here’s a stark fact: Most American children spend more time consuming electronic media than they do in school – that’s a pretty worrying statistic.  Click here to view more details on this fact.  It is up to each individual family to decide just how much screen time is best for their kids. Here are some of […]