Five Tips to Improve Fine Motor Skills

Five Tips to Improve Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills require using (and coordinating) the muscles in fingers, hands and forearms.  The term “fine motor skills” refers to the movements your child makes using the small muscles in her hands and forearms, examples include unbuttoning an buttoning a shirt.  The activities below, will build on your child’s fine motor skills and encourage […]

Social, Motor, Cognitive skills for a 2 year old

Social, Motor, Cognitive skills for a 2 year old

By the age of two years,  your little one is transitioning from “baby” to “child.” She is no doubt making significant leaps in development. But, its not all plain sailing – there could be some bumps in the road as they begin to learn a new set of rules! Here are some common milestones two year […]

Potty Training Tips

Potty Training Tips

Are you ready to start Potty Training? It is important to remember there is no actual ‘right’ age, it always depends on your child.

Establishing Positive Routines

Establishing Positive Routines

Do you feel constantly overwhelmed and disorganized? Then maybe it is time to establish some good habits and get you and your family into a positive daily routine that works for you, and takes advantages of your strengths and weaknesses. Routines are not boring or bad, but important in a family to keep everyone sane! Routines for […]

Tips on how to discipline your kids in public

Tips on how to discipline your kids in public

A child’s tantrum at home is one thing, but in public, such as in a grocery store,  it is a completely different matter. Do you react the same way? Are you aware of all eyes and ears around watching and listening? There is no reason why your child should get away with misbehaving just because you […]

Why use a Reward Chart?

Why use a Reward Chart?

Struggling to get your child to share their toys with a friend? Eat all the food on their plates? Clean their bedroom? Master toilet training? Do their homework? If any of these situations are bringing a wry grin to your face, have you ever tried using a reward chart with your child? The debate continues […]

How to Raise Happy, Healthy Kids

How to Raise Happy, Healthy Kids

As parents we all want the same thing for our kids, we want them to be healthy,  happy, and well-adjusted. Here are some (not so secret) ideas to raise happy kids: Control bad behavior – often a child knows that they get their parents attention much quicker if they behave badly.  We believe, that sometimes […]

Keeping Kids Honest – What Parents Can Do

Keeping Kids Honest – What Parents Can Do

A new study reports that if you want your child to tell you the truth, steer clear of threatening her with punishment. But according to the research the threat of punishment may only lead to the opposite outcome of what parents are trying to do.  In this recent  study by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, […]

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

Every year on World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks celebrates its international “Light It Up Blue” campaign. How are you celebrating? There are many ways that you can show your support. Thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of […]

How Much Screen Time?

How Much Screen Time?

One of the biggest challenges facing parents today is how to reduce screen time. Cellphones, video games, tablets, TV’s and computers are every day objects of entertainment for children of today.  Next time you are at the shopping malls you can count the number of young children with their parents cell phone at hand in […]