Summer Safety Tips
Summer is the favorite time of year for many children. After spending so many months cooped up inside trying to avoid the cold, most kids are eager to get outside and enjoy the weather. Not to mention getting a break from school and getting to enjoy summertime activities like swimming and barbecues. While we’re all…Read More
Fun Activities For You and Your Child This Summer Season
The sun is starting to shine and that cold winter chill is on its way out. You know what that means, summer is right around the corner! By now we’re all tired of spending our days cooped up inside and we can’t wait to get out and enjoy the weather. With that in mind, we’ve…Read More
You Need a Timeout!
Having enjoyed my Mother’s Day immensely, I found myself reflecting on what made it so nice. I could not help but appreciate that it was a day of relaxation. My ‘children are adults, and I know that being a mom to an adult vs. a small child is completely different. My adults understand the value…Read More
Choosing Safe Toys for Your Little One
Toys are a large part of childhood. They play an important part in the learning and development of children of all ages.Yet hundreds of kids end up in the emergency room every year due to toy related injuries. Children 3 years old and younger are especially at risk from choking because they tend to put…Read More
The Importance of Safety and Consistency for Children
Consistency is the cornerstone of learning. Children learn through exploration and outcome. If they push a button it sounds ‘ding!’. And, no matter how many times they push that button the outcome is the same. Button = ding. During these uncertain ‘Covid’ times children are having a difficult time – let’s face it – we…Read More
So, you are having a power struggle with your toddler?
You are feeling like, well frankly, an idiot. You are thinking, “why am I arguing with a child?” You are feeling that he/she should have a hefty amount of respect for you and know that you are ‘the boss of him/her’ – right? We have all been there. We say things like “if you are…Read More
Monkey See, Monkey Do…
Would you believe ‘they’ say that a child’s character is established by age 12? That is CRAZY!!! Right?? We didn’t even have time to teach them about character – they are too young to understand. I agree… and I am not sure what happens at 12… I do know, however, that they learn so much…Read More
Talking with Your Child
by Danielle Gallop We all know that communication is a combination of what you say and how you say it. Did you know that a good part of communication is your body language too? As adults we are moving and doing all day every day! There is always something that needs to be done. We…Read More
Potty Training Success
Don’t worry. Your child will not wear a diaper to college! I tell all the parents at our preschools that patience is the key to success – at potty training, introducing new foods or sleep routines. You have all heard the saying “you can lead a horse to water – but you can’t make him…Read More
Spring and New Beginnings!
There are two times a year that people typically “start fresh”… New Year’s and SPRING! New Years is a good time to set resolutions, if you are anything like me, you abandoned these good intentions a few months ago. Spring it a time for new beginnings and “Spring cleaning”. But why do we wait…Read More