• Helping Kids to Cope with Nighttime Fears

    March 21, 2019

    After waking up from a bad dream, toddlers often want to sleep in their parents’ beds to feel safe. This is a very common phenomenon in households with children this age (around 3 years old), as it is the age at which children’s imaginations really start to take off. At the same time, they don’t…Read More

  • Parenting While Heartbroken: The Do’s and Don’ts

    March 14, 2019

    After a breakup or divorce, parents have to decide how much to share with their children. This week’s tip comes from a friend of the Parenting Center, author Rachel Simmons. Please visit her website here for expert tips on raising girls with integrity, confidence and self-confidence.   “Mama, play with me.” I heard my three…Read More

  • Tips from Preschool Teachers

    March 7, 2019

    Does your child behave better at preschool than they do at home? This week, our tip is adapted from Parents Magazine. They asked five preschool teachers (with a combined 90 years of experience!) for some tips for parents of 2 – 5 year olds. Set Expectations Most people have a way of living up (or…Read More

  • When You Hear, “It’s not fair!”

    February 28, 2019

    It’s very common for children (especially 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. Explaining the difference between giving your kids the same things and giving them the same opportunities can teach children this important message. Use Kid-Friendly Examples Talk…Read More

  • Parenting During a Divorce

    February 21, 2019

    Many parents undergoing a divorce worry how their children will be affected. Divorce is usually very difficult for both parents and the rest of the family, but a divorce is between you and your spouse – the children should be kept out of any disputes. Our tip this week comes from the Child Mind Institute,…Read More