Sleep on christmas eve

11 dos and don’ts for getting kids sleeping on Christmas Eve.

It is almost Christmas day and with all that excitement it can be a little tricky to get your kids into bed and asleep at a reasonable time so that you can relax and get down to finishing your Christmas day preparation. Here are our top 11 tips for how you can help get your kids sleeping Christmas Eve. Do get active outside during the day. Going outside and being active can help sleep in Read more…

back to school tips

9 Top Tips For Preparing For The New School Year.

Since we started remote schooling in March and moved straight into summer vacation afterward many families have found their day to day routines have become quite relaxed. No need to get up as early in the morning or go to bed as early at night and given the continued quarantining there has been no reason to have a strict day to day schedule either. But as schools begin to start again, we need to start Read more…

Why time outs are unhelpful.

Time Outs: Helpful discipline tool or not?

Time outs are one of those child behavior techniques that we may have started using because they have been a popular tool for generations. We may have even experienced a time out ourselves as kids. Or we may have started implementing them as a behavior management strategy because other parents suggest that they work. But time outs are not helpful in solving behavior challenges productively. Let’s explore why. Why time outs don’t work. Often parents Read more…

Kids can fight doing chores unless we chose the right ways to keep them motivated to help out the family. Find our 7 tips for helping motivate kids with chores.

7 ways to motivate your kids to do chores.

Who really likes doing chores?  Most of us dread having to do all the different jobs around the house that are needed to maintain a clean and orderly home.  For us parents, we understand why we need to do the chores – to keep a tidy and uncluttered home, ensure the house is as germ-free as possible and to make it presentable for play dates and get-togethers.  When it comes to our kids though, these things just aren’t Read more…

With the Corona Virus talked about everywhere, and kids absorbing this information we want to make sure we talk to our kids in the most age appropriate way.

How to talk to your kids about the Corona Virus.

How to talk to your kids about the Corona Virus is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. The Coronavirus is all over the news, on the tip of everyone’s tongues and is even being discussed in schools as teachers work hard to protect the kids from germs as best as they can. It is little wonder that our kids are hearing things about it. Even if they aren’t being told about it directly they are Read more…

Having a new baby is a big change for a toddler. Learn when to introduce the pregnancy and how to help your toddler adjust.

Helping your toddler adjust to a new sibling.

When you find out you are expecting another baby so many exciting thoughts and feelings enter your head. You can’t wait for this new addition to your family and you want the world to know it. But when this the best time to tell your toddler about the new sibling? You know it is going to mean big changes for them, so you want to do it in a way that takes into account their Read more…

School is a big transition for kids. Whether a toddler is going to school for the first time, moving to a different school or even a different classroom. The transition means change – change from the known into the unknown. Something we adults can struggle with ourselves, so imagine how much bigger it feels to a toddler.

How to help your toddler with the transition into preschool.

Transitioning to preschool is a big thing for toddlers.  Whether a toddler is going to school for the first time, moving to a different school or even a different classroom.  The transition means change – change from the known into the unknown.  Something we adults can struggle with ourselves, so imagine how much bigger it feels to a toddler. Toddlers get used to the things they know and are familiar with.  The rules and routines at home or their Read more…

picky eating tips

5 top tips for getting picky eaters to eat healthy foods.

As parents, one of our biggest struggles is to get our kids to choose a wide variety of foods, especially ones that are also on the healthy spectrum. Sometimes when our kids don’t eat well and show a tendency towards picky eating, we worry this will always be the case, that they’ll grow up to be very picky adults or that we are failing at one of our biggest jobs as parents, that they get Read more…

Toddler Tantrums: tips for handling them.

Taming toddler tantrums.

Anybody who has parented a toddler will know that tantrums are a struggle. They can happen seemingly out of the blue and can last anywhere from 1 minute to half an hour. When you are in the thick of it, it can be hard to know how to tame toddler tantrums. When your kids are yelling and screaming because they wanted another cookie or because you cut up their sandwich or, any other reason really, Read more…