• Winning and Losing Well

    March 30, 2017

    Photo courtesy of Flickr, USAG-Humphreys Competition can be great when it motivates, makes activities fun and strengthens character – but for many young children it can also have negative effects. See the following tips for more information on helping your child to be a good sport. 1. Be a good role model  Examine your own reactions to…Read More

  • Reading at Every Age

    March 23, 2017

    Taking the time to read matters There are lots of ways to help your child learn to love reading.  Reading promotes language development, writing skills and school readiness.  Even with all the craziness and stress in our daily lives, here are some tips to make reading easy and fun for the littlest people in your…Read More

  • 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.