The Benefits Of Reading To Your Child

For many of us, one of our earliest childhood memories is being read to by our parents.  The stories my parents read to me as a child helped shape me into the person I later became, and I credit my own abilities as a writer to being read to at an early age.  As I got older, I began begging my father to take me to the local bookstore so that I could pick out whichever book I wanted. I would spend hours sitting Indian style in the children’s section of the store, a stack of books next to me, … [Read more...]

Helping Our Kids Cope with Stress at School

Stress is not exactly all that harmful. It teaches us emotional resilience in the face of challenges that may seem difficult at face value, but are actually just obstacles that need all our skills to solve. However, too much of stress will harm our health in ways that may be irreparable.  So if that’s the case for adults, how much more if the kids are under excessive stress? Stress at school is increasingly becoming unmanageable  The pressures of performing well and being active in … [Read more...]

How To Raise Entrepreneurial Children

It is important to create basic tools and strategies so that children can develop a true entrepreneurial spirit. It is often said that "it is never too late" to begin with, but the truth is that, likewise, "it is never too early". According to The Harvard Graduate School of Education and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, young people who are taught entrepreneurship issues show a change in their attitude and develop a positive search for success; likewise, they tend to … [Read more...]

Key Forearm Fracture Facts Every Mom Should Know

Young children do not always have an inherent understanding of the consequences of their behavior and actions. They are naturally inquisitive and curious about the world, making them prone to injuries as they try to discover and learn more about their environment. One of the most common musculoskeletal injuries seen in children is a fractured bone. A fracture is a break in the bone caused by an outside force that exceeds the bone’s threshold. Keep in mind that the anatomy of a child is … [Read more...]

Tips For Visiting the Statue of Liberty with Kids

One of the greatest symbols of the American spirit is the Statue of Liberty. If you are planning a trip to New York City, taking a cruise to the Statue of Liberty is a must. For parents bringing along their kids on this trip, making sure they have fun and stay safe should be a priority. While touring around this iconic landmark, you and your family will be able to get great views of Lower Manhattan, as well as enjoy the café and gift shop located around the Statue of Liberty. Check out the … [Read more...]

Creating a Calm Nursery for Your Newborn

When you are bringing a new baby into your home, there is a lot to prepare. From stocking up on diapers and onesies or taking first aid classes for yourself, it is a long 9-month journey to bring your new love home. One of the most important preparations is to create a place in your home for your baby – a calming nursery that welcomes them warmly. Natural Color Schemes Furniture aside, you must first start with the color scheme of the room. While newborns sleep quite a lot, you want to … [Read more...]

3 Potty Training Tips #TrainTogether

Potty training is not easy by any means. It is a trying time for both parents and child, but it is possible. Today I am sharing some potty training tricks that I am learning that work well. Patience. It really is a virtue. Sometimes children can pick up going on the potty super fast. Some take more time. Take cues from your child to see which they are. I promise, your son or daughter will be going exclusively on the potty before you know it. Timing. You can tell when it is time to start … [Read more...]

Toddler Proofing Your Home

We spend a lot of time baby proofing our homes, but there are a few important things -- specific to toddlers, that should not be over looked. Here are 4 things you should put some thought into for the safety of that tiny tot you love so much! Long Curtains and Draperies Pooling curtains are great. They can really dress up a room and make a huge impact, but they can also be a hazard to a toddler if they were to grab a hold of them. Face it, window hardware wasn't meant to have 20 or so … [Read more...]