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Preschool Choices: Play Is The Way

Preschool Choices: Play Is The Way

Do you want your little one to be happy and find success throughout their life? Do you feel the need to tour and enroll your child in the top schools in your city in order to get them into a good university…

Managing screens, devices and apps... oh my!

Managing screens, devices and apps... oh my!

One of the biggest challenges for parents these days is managing their children’s use of electronic devices.  Devices are the source of many power struggles for modern families. As a parent or caregiver, it’s your responsibility to set limits. Every family’s values and schedules are different, so limits on devices look different from one family to another.

Bedtime Routines: Finding Mindful Moments at the End of Each Day

Bedtime Routines: Finding Mindful Moments at the End of Each Day

Most parents don’t think of bedtime as an opportunity to connect with their child. Typically, we as parents associate bedtime with a frenzied battle zone in which we are trying to get our child to cooperate and complete tasks such as taking a bath, brushing their teeth, or putting on jammies. In order to make the most of this window of time, I suggest two things:

Family Conversations To Make The Most Out Of The Presidential Election

Family Conversations To Make The Most Out Of The Presidential Election

The election season is in full swing, and discussion about the various candidates permeates our homes and schools. An election year is a wonderful time to teach children about the electoral process and issues being debated, such as immigration, terrorism, and healthcare. But the media and most voters also spend a lot of time and energy debating the character of the candidates, their behavior, and how they represent themselves, so the election process also presents parents with a plethora of unique opportunities to teach core social-emotional skills, such as empathy, emotion management, and social problem-solving while addressing topics such as accepting differences, dealing with gossip, bullying, and name-calling.

Three Proven Childproof Parenting Tools to Inviting Cooperation

Three Proven Childproof Parenting Tools to Inviting Cooperation

All humans struggle for power and control over their own lives and young children are no different! Ideally, we want our kids to do what we need them to do without us doing anything more than merely ask. Let's not kids ourselves; that is just not going to happen most of the time. "I said so"  or "you have to" is about us asserting our power over them and can feel disrespectful to the child. 

Five Effective Ways to Respond to Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Fits

Five Effective Ways to Respond to Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Fits

Do you wish your preschooler or toddler would JUST STOP WHINING? That your child  would go to bed maybe the fourth time she’s asked rather than the 24th? That your children would stop fighting, yelling, tormenting each other, making outlandish demands, or otherwise acting outrageously?  If only!