• Strategies for a Successful Playdate

    March 16, 2017

    Playing with peers is important to a child’s development, but play dates aren’t always easy on caregivers. Tips to avoid play date drama and create a pleasant experience for everyone: Have a plan. Picking an activity (craft, project, board game) in advance can help to set things off on the right foot.  Pick something that is well…Read More

  • When Siblings Say, “It Isn’t Fair”

    March 9, 2017

    Photo courtesy of http://www.strivetogether.org/ It is very common for siblings to complain that lots of things in their daily lives “aren’t fair.”  But making things “fair” doesn’t mean making things the same. Helping to explain the difference between giving your kids the same things and giving them the same opportunities can teach children this important message.  …Read More

  • Introducing Allergic Foods Early in Life

    March 3, 2017

    New data confirms that introducing peanut butter at 4-6 months decreases the risk of a peanut allergy. See this link for an explanation of the data and suggestions on how to introduce these foods early on in your child’s life.

  • Learning from Mistakes

    March 2, 2017

    We all make mistakes in our daily lives.  Teaching our children how to learn from those mistakes, and provide their brain with an opportunity to GROW, is a key component to supporting a growth mindset.   Our tips: Kick erasers to the curb.  At home, younger kids should be encouraged not to erase mistakes.  Instead,…Read More

  • Here Comes Baby

    February 23, 2017

    Adjusting to life with a new baby isn’t just a concern for parents!  Preparing for a new sibling can be full of stress and fear.   Here are our favorite tips to help make this transition smoother for BIG brothers and sisters. Before the new baby arrives Keep routines as normal as possible.  Your child feels…Read More