Moving to a new house can be exciting, but for a child who has to change schools, that excitement can turn into nervousness. Taking a few steps before and after the move can help ease the jitters of being the “new kid.”
The deliberation about whether to attach an allowance to your child’s chores has been going on for quite some time. Both sides have valid points and concerns. That’s probably why there are so many discussion boards set up online as cyber moms and dads debate the topic.
As we come uncluttered, inspiration dawns, and to the delight of our ingenious children (who mistake the meticulously organized cleaning piles for islands of misfit toys), old things destined for the trash bin take on new life.
Play is where connections are formed that will follow him into adulthood—connections that help him learn about his world, understand how things work, express himself and develop physical, mental and social skills.
Getting your kids to listen the FIRST time is easier said than done. Whether you are parenting a 2-year-old with a temper tantrum or a sullen teenager, trying to get a child to listen to instructions can be difficult.
It’s that time of year when schools are busy reenrolling and youngsters are getting signed up for preschool or kindergarten. If you have a 5-year old, that kindergarten year is right around the corner…or is it?
As parents, we want to give our children all the skills they need to live a good life. We live in a time where home economics is becoming a lost art, and when we need to impart these skills now, more than ever we shouldn’t rely only on schools to do it.