1. Prep-Free Boredom Busters!

    Today while I was thinking about what to write about for July’s blog, I was browsing through some preschool and early childhood blogs. I realized that so many of the fun and elaborate experiments and projects need some specialized material that you might only be able to get at a craft store or online. But what about a boredom emergency?? Here are a few great ideas for no-prep, fun activities tha…Read More

  2. Surviving Post-Christmas Blues

    All the gifts are unwrapped and open. Boxes, bows and wrapping paper are everywhere around the room. The kids are happy and enjoying all their Christmas gifts. Or maybe not… Maybe your teenage son is upset because he didn’t get the “Yeezy” shoes he wanted. Maybe 15 minutes later, your daughter is complaining that she has nothing to do. Or maybe your kids fighting already because someone el…Read More

  3. Helping Small People Cope With Big News Stories

    Sometimes as adults, we may start to absorb the many distressing news stories that permeate our lives. If we see an epidemic of violence, destructive weather, or world conflicts, we are able to identify how we feel about it and then move on. We may not realize that despite our efforts, our children are also exposed to death and loss in the world, which can cause a lot of fear and confusion. We can…Read More

  4. Back to School Success!

    Back to School Success Summer fun is winding down and the family is getting ready for back to school shopping. The school supply lists are out, there are new clothes and shoes to buy, backpacks to fill up and schedules to get back into. Here are some tips to make your summer to school transition an easy one. Establish a routine for school days. Make it visible someplace where the whole family can …Read More