When my daughter started school, I was so eager to find out about her day. When, "I don't know," was all I was getting, I had to get creative. Here are effective ways to find out about your child's day! I had heard a million times over that when kids are asked about their days, the typical response is, "I dunno." What did you do today? I … [Read more...] about How to Ask About Your Child’s Day and Actually Get Answers!
If you have faced regular after-school meltdowns, don't worry. Here are powerful, practical tips for kids to get ahead of crying and whining. We had just arrived home after a challenging road trip home. My oldest son was sick and upset the whole way home. The baby wanted to nurse endlessly. On top of it, we had driven home in terrible traffic. My … [Read more...] about After-School Meltdowns: Practical Strategies to Get Ahead of Crying and Whining
When your child's bad behaviour just won't turn around, this positive discipline technique is incredibly effective. Find out what to do and how it works below. It wasn’t a long road trip and I felt like I had prepared so well. I had taken my kids to the playground before we left. “Run a lot!” I implored them. By the time we hit the … [Read more...] about Positive Discipline: The Best Strategy to Turn Bad Behaviour Around
When it comes to baby sleep, I've been through my fair share. Here are research-based, parent-tested tips to gently get your baby to sleep. When it comes to baby sleep habits and sleep training, I've been through my fair share. Anticipating the birth of my first child, I read books, got prepared, and promised to do things the 'right' way. By about nine-months-old, my … [Read more...] about Baby Sleep: The number one tip you need to know
Overrun by toys? Find out why you should get rid of most of your children's toys. Find tips on to get your kids to clean up after the purge is done! I was scheduling out my blog's facebook page two nights ago when I came across an article basically suggesting no toys were the answer to all childhood's problems. Okay, maybe that's a bit hyperbolic, but the article … [Read more...] about Get your Kids to Clean Up & Get Rid of Toys