It’s remarkable how different types of discipline are effective for one child or age group and not another. Like most toddlers and preschoolers, my daughters tested boundaries when given the chance.Read More
As a child, discipline for me and my friends usually involved fear based tactics like yelling and spanking. How times have changed!
Shawn and I have had it pretty easy so far with my two elementary school aged children and his older two. They all have their moments but they are generally well behaved, courteous and polite. Rule number one for us as parents in a blended family is to avoid disciplining each other’s children (a topic for another post, coming soon :).
Below are three principles for disciplining children, preschool age and as they get older.Read More
Childhood is one of, if not, the most critical aspect of an individual's life. It is the starting point that determines a lot of what the future becomes.
All parents want the best for their children, to grow up healthy, happy and successful. When it comes to intellectual development, some say that intelligence is a product of both nature and nurture. Child development is perhaps more straightforward than we think.
Below are 7 parenting tips for raising a smarter child.Read More
It is truly remarkable how quickly time flies and babies grow. In the blink of an eye you're baby will develop from a little bundle in your arms to running around and getting into everything!Read More
Keeping things organized has always been important to me but pregnancy intensified my urge to systemize every room in the house, from the pantry to the nursery. I was also unable to resist the urge to clean and put away all of the basic baby things I'd accumulated weeks before my due date. The closer to the end of pregnancy, the greater the urge to nest!Read More