4 Tips to Help You Choose the Best Daycare for Your Child

When it’s time for most parents to head back to work after welcoming a child into their home, it can be a time of angst and worry. Leaving your little one with strangers for many hours at a time can be a heart-wrenching task for many. The best way to ensure that you and your child feel the most confident and comfortable with a daycare arrangement is to make certain that you are dealing with the best. Preschools like Buttercups Day Care are no longer just a convenience for working parents, but … [Read more...]

What To Do If Your Child Smashes Their Finger In a Door

You may know the familiar sounds already. Your kids are scrambling over each other into the back of the van, yelling, the sliding door is pushed shut and then . . . a blood-curdling scream is let out as your youngest realizes the door has shut on their hand. Almost every mom has had this experience before (or likely will), and while it’s certainly not life-threatening for your child, the mere idea of their pain and suffering can send a jolt through your heart. Typically this type of injury does … [Read more...]

Top Ways to Help Your Autistic Child Excel in School

Raising an autistic child is something that many families have in common. According to statistics, one in every 41 children now has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. While this number may seem alarmingly high, the numbers have actually been balancing out lately and are possibly stabilizing. All parents want what is best for their kids, and parents of an autistic child are no different. They want them to be healthy, happy, and to have a wonderful experience in school which … [Read more...]

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...]