I know that Valentine’s is often thought of for a husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend situation but don’t forget the little loves in your life… your children! Showing love to your child can be simple but significant. Remember, we are training our children at a very early age to express their love for their future mate. That is a big responsibility as parents! Showing your child by example is the best way to teach. They will be watching how you love YOUR mate, others around you, and even how you love THEM! So, do it well, mama!
We travel often and have found that traveling with kids can be tricky and getting the kids to sleep while traveling can often lead to stress and anxiety with both the parent and the child. Don’t be caught off guard the next time that you travel. Follow these simple steps to a more relaxed (and successful) nights sleep for your child, and in turn, yourself.
Days of playing outside, building massive forts out of blankets, riding bikes, going for a hike in the woods, making a beautiful artistic masterpiece, and playing board games seem to be on the decline in America due to the increase in electronic use. As an 80’s baby myself, it saddens me to see the decline. I’m all for technology and allowing children to use electronics for short periods of time but I am also all for giving my children the childhood that I had…. full of imagination and creativity.
What We Need to Know About Introvert Kids and Socialization
Pushing your children to behave in a certain way because it fits your idea of what healthy behavior is can actually backfire and have a detrimental effect on your offspring. This unadvisable sort of “push” parenting often manifests in the area of social skills. Parents tend to push their kids into involvement with a variety of demanding activities that require a lot of interaction with other people. This can actually put a lot of stress on your child, so before you decide to enroll your child into acting class, school debate society or some sort of team sport, here’s what you need to know about introvert kids and socialization.
How many of you have struggled with a child who struggles with sleep? My first three children did not sleep through the night until they were six months old. I have to admit that I was jealous when my friends would mention that their newborn was sleeping for 6 hour stretches every night. Once they decided to sleep through the night, they were excellent sleepers – often sleeping for 10-12 hours at a stretch and still taking naps. It was awesome!