Category Archives: Preschoolers 3-5

Socialization: It’s More Than Just Having Friends

When families homeschool, parents are often asked the question, “What about socialization?” Many people are fine with the academic achievement of homeschooling but worry that children who do not go to school to interact with the same aged peers daily, … Continue reading

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Gift Giving from the Heart and Hands (instead of the wallet)

Last Christmas, I had enough of shopping. With five children in the family, even with buying only one present to each other, there would have been 49 gifts to shop, pay for and eventually add to the inevitable mound in … Continue reading

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Peaceful Parenting With Differing Parenting Styles

  Parenting can be a real challenge for partners who don’t always agree in their parenting styles.  Luckily, there are some tips for a more peaceful atmosphere at home. 1.Striving for a united front is difficult. Let’s imagine that you … Continue reading

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8 Parenting Myths Not Grounded in Research

There are always some common parenting myths that seem to pop up as questions in my classes of teaching parenting over the last twenty years.  I am constantly amazed at how wide-spread they are across North America and Europe. There … Continue reading

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Attachment Parenting 101

“The attachment parenting philosophy is based on empathetically responding immediately to a child’s direct and indirect needs.  Attachment parenting is about treating children with dignity and respect afforded any adult.” These words were written by Ellen Percival and Sherry Kerr … Continue reading

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Preparing for Parenthood

When partners discover that they are expecting a baby, they often focus on the birth process itself. However, the birth takes 48 hours, whereas parenting takes 20 years. Although it’s certainly necessary to research and inform oneself about birth options, … Continue reading

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Halloween Candy – Limit or Unlimited Access

The debate is on – Should Halloween candy be dished out in small amounts or should kids be allowed unlimited access.  Andrea Holwenger is a Registered Dietitian and weighs in on this topic.

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Building Kid’s Brains During Wait Times Without Electronics

Are you worried about your children’s bent necks and poor posture? Do their batteries run out at the wrong time? Concerned that your toddler might drop your smart phone? You don’t have to rely on cell-phone applications, portable handheld gaming … Continue reading

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10 Ways Kids Can Say “No!” to Peers

As we are heading into back to school season, children may pick up that peer pressure exists in their school either directly or indirectly. Some peer pressure is positive, but some isn’t. One of the best lessons they can learn … Continue reading

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Easy Grocery Shopping with Each Age and Stage

The easiest way to grocery shop with kids is NOT TO!  Ordering curb-side delivery is a snap and so convenient. However, if there are times that is not possible, here are some ideas for grocery shopping with each age group. … Continue reading

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