Category Archives: Preschoolers 3-5

Solve Your Child’s Problem Sleep

Think of your child as a special flower in the garden. Remember the seeds given at the beginning of the year. You have been given a special seed that needs its own quantity of water, sun, and special soil conditions. … Continue reading

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Co-Sleeping Safety Tips

Your baby has been crying for hours in the middle of the night. Nothing will calm her. Finally, she settles in your arms but awakens and screams the minute you set her in her crib. Out of exhaustion, you take … Continue reading

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Co-Sleeping Benefits

In many parts of the world, parents and babies sleep together.  It is a viable sleeping option for parents, babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. Benefits of Co-sleeping Parents and baby have close emotional and physical bonding time. Mom … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Get Baby to Sleep

Recommendations:  The CPA and AAP suggests that for the first year of life, baby should sleep on their back, with no pillow, on their own surface, in your room. Many parents do co-sleep or bedshare and make the sleep environment … Continue reading

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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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