32 Fun and Frugal Activities to Do With Your Preschooler This Fall (With Videos)
Pumpkins appear at the stores, leaves fall to the ground, apple turnovers get baked in the oven...fall provides new sights, sounds, and smells to thrill preschoolers. Whether it’s going to a corn maze, making pumpkin play-dough, or learning to measure with candy corn, it’s time to create memories!
Parents Who Shower With Their Kids: Benefits and When to Stop
Bathing with your child is a fun bonding time. But when is it time to let your child bathe on their own? And how do you wean your child from showering with you? Parents need to teach their children this important life skill. Here's how and when to stop showering with your child.
Building a Strong Relationship With Your Introverted Child
Introverted children might be difficult to understand, especially for extroverted parents. Their thoughts and actions can differ from what is assumed to be normal. This article provides some tips on how to build a strong and meaningful relationship with your introverted child.
Easy Tricks for Getting Your Kids to Love Vegetables
This article discusses tricks for getting your children to love eating vegetables. Preparing them with flavorful ingredients and letting children share ownership in the preparation of vegetables are a few suggested tips.
Learning to Let Children Handle Things on Their Own
Sometimes, we need to take a step back and let our child try to figure things out on their own. The early childhood years will set the stage for your child's future, so don't let them slip by.
Is It a Good Idea to Pay Your Kids Money for Doing Chores?
Should you pay your children to do chores? What's the appropriate age? This is my personal experience.
Funny Bedtime Stories for Kids
Modern psychology has confirmed that reading bedtime stories to children carries a lot of benefits. An immersive and entertaining bedtime story can clear the child’s mind and improve their sleep. Their dreams should be much more peaceful and imaginative.
How to Raise Wonderful Children That Are Well-Adjusted and Genuinely Kind to Others
Use these simple strategies to help your children become ethical, kind people who are well-adjusted and can regulate their own emotions.
What Can Your 5-Year-Old Teach You?
This is a self-improvement article that draws inspiration from a 5-year-old to rethink and perceive life’s situations differently. It provides parents a new perspective on observing their child. It urges the reader to connect with their early childhood to regain their enthusiasm for life.
How to Encourage Children to Love Books and Reading
In this video game and social media culture, reading is no longer common in the average household. Here are some ways to encourage reading for your children.
Advocate for Your Child With Special Needs: If You Don't, No One Will
When my son was diagnosed with moderate hearing loss as a toddler, I thought ear tubes and speech therapy would be the quick fix. Four years and multiple diagnoses later, I learned the importance of being a fierce advocate for your child when your gut says something is not right.
What to Try When Time-Outs Don't Work: Collaborative Problem Solving
Traditional disciplinary techniques don't always work on challenging children. Here's an alternative idea to help your kids learn skills needed to succeed in life!
Tips for Preschoolers on Writing a Graduation Speech
Your preschooler is graduating and tasked to work on his or her graduation speech. Here are some tips to help Junior work on his or her first public speech while keeping it fun and genuine.
Positive Parenting and Remarkable Ways to Incorporate It (With Examples)
Positive parenting is about raising children to become responsible adults by setting firm limits and boundaries. Discover the elements and foundations of this approach, and see how it can be applied in a tantrum scenario.
7 Tips for Eating in a Restaurant With Kids
Eating out can be a respite from having to cook (and clean up) a meal at home. Plus, it should be a fun experience! Here are some tips for eating our with your children that will help keep it a fun experience for everyone—kids, parents, and other guests alike.
How Including Your Kids Can Be the Best Gift You Give Yourself
Parenting is hard work. If most parents could ask for anything it would be a break, but you'd be surprised how including your kids can be the best gift you give yourself. Teaching your kids valuable skills and letting them help you may just be the ticket to getting that break you so desire.
Bedtime Is a Battle: How to Get Your Kids to Go to Sleep
Have you ever battled with your children at bedtime? I bet you have. Find out what you can do to help.
Is It Really so Bad to Bribe Your Child?
It's a common belief that bribes are a bad idea, used only by desperate parents. But used correctly in the form of positive reinforcement, this parenting strategy can help children learn what's expected of them and become compliant with parental instructions.
Encouraging Children to Be Independent
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." It's better to teach someone to do something themselves than to give them what they want. This same idea applies to kids when they're old enough to do things independently.
Why Won't My Child Eat? 3 Easy Ways to Make Food Interesting and Fun for Preschoolers
Preschoolers have changing psychological, emotional, and dietary needs. This can make mealtimes challenging. But it's an opportunity to encourage them to choose and enjoy healthy, nutritious food. This article explains three easy strategies to make healthy food fun and interesting to young children.
5 Tips to Teach Your Kids to Be Organized
Learning how to be organized is an important lesson for kids that will have lifelong benefits—both to themselves and to others around them. Use these tips to teach your kids to be organized, starting with their own spaces and belongings.
12 Great Winter Picture Storybooks to Get as Gifts for Your Kids and Grandkids
Here are reviews of 12 winter books that would make great gifts for kids. I've also included educational tips and activity ideas for each book. Recommended by a children's librarian.
11 Things for Kids to Do When They've Had Too Much Screen Time
Most people would agree that children should not spend too much time in front of a screen. However, children are drawn to technology and keeping them away from screens can be difficult. If you need some ideas for what your kids can do instead, check out this article.
6 Tips to Keep Your Kids From Fighting During School Breaks
Whether it's summer, winter, or spring break, extended time together leads to feuding among siblings that can drive a parent crazy! These simple tips will help you diffuse the squabbling so you can have the best family time ever!
How to Handle Meltdowns in Public: The Grocery Store
How to go shopping without your child having a meltdown and what to do if they do!
4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Feeding Picky Eaters
There are some common mistakes parents tend to make when dealing with kids that are picky eaters. Here are some things you should try to avoid.
Don't Be a Jerk If Your Flight Has Young Children on It
Here are the five types of people I encountered while traveling with three children.
How to Take Care of Babies and Toddlers While in a Cast and Crutches
Tips and advice for taking care of young children with a broken leg, ankle, or foot. Learn how to manage around the house by yourself easier with simple suggestions from a stay-at-home mom with experience.
How to Help Your Child Lose Weight: Advice From a Former Fat Kid
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the US. As a former fat kid, the author understands all too well its long-term negative impact. While concerned parents want to intervene, they often make matters worse. By focusing only on the weight and not the bigger picture, moms and dads can miss the mark.
Young Children and the Internet: What Puts Them at Risk?
The article discusses how young children use the internet and provides strategies for keeping children safe when they are online.
What to Do When You Can’t Call off Sick as a Work-From-Home Parent
Parents who work from home face a unique challenge when they get sick, so here are my best quick tips and strategies to make the whole process a little less hellish for all involved.
5 Ways to Balance Being a Single Parent and Working Full Time
Being a parent is already tough, but take away one parent, and add a full-time job, suddenly it's a different story entirely.