Toddlers look so cute, but they can have a dark side. Aggressive behavior like hitting and biting is natural at this age and a concern for many parents. When you think about it, it’s understandable. You probably feel frustrated at times. Imagine how much more difficult that is for a little one who’s eager to explore the world, but unable to express their thoughts when they … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Guide for Stopping Your Toddler From Hitting
When you think of someone who is burned out, you might picture an overworked business executive or an athlete training too hard for the Olympics. The truth is that anyone can become overwhelmed at any age. Kids experience burnout too. Sure, they don’t usually have mortgages and jobs. However, they do have internal and external pressures of their own. School, friendships, and … [Read more...] about Can Your Kids Get Burned Out?
Outdoor play has been declining for years, but maybe the pandemic can help turn things around. Children and adults are spending more time outside, where the risk of infection is lower compared to indoor spaces. However, there are many more reasons than that to get your kids out of the house. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children play outside as … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Guide to Outdoor Play
It’s natural for children to be creative, but they need a supportive environment to keep that spark alight. As a parent, you can help your child to appreciate art and express themselves. Each of us can be creative, and it’s a skill that can be developed. Innovation and originality extend beyond galleries and museums. These are qualities that can be applied throughout our … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Guide to Encouraging Your Child’s Creativity
As new homes grow bigger, fewer children share bedrooms anymore. Census data confirms that families tend to buy homes with a bedroom for each family member, and maybe a guest room too. However, some parents prefer to have siblings sleeping in the same room, even if they have extra space. There are many reasons why kids share bedrooms. Sometimes it’s a financial necessity, … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Guide for When Kids Share Bedrooms