Category Archives: Preschoolers 3-5

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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How to Work At Home with a Deadline, Little Ones and No Sitter

One of the hardest challenges of parenting small children is when you absolutely HAVE to get something done and they are all over you. It can really test your patience. There were many times when my partner was working out … Continue reading

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How to Survive Morning Madness and Afternoon Arsenic Hour

For many parents, getting out the door with children and all the day’s supplies is the most stressful time of the day.  It’s a constant challenge to get out on time, without yelling and damaging that all important parenting relationship … Continue reading

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The Stages of Play and Friendship

How to teach emotional intelligence How does socialization work in homeschooling? Children play differently according to their brain development. They move from single play (babies play with toys by themselves) to parallel play (toddlers play side by side but don’t … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Toddler’s “NO!”

Empower your child to say NO!   I walked into the kitchen and discovered my two-year-old blonde haired daughter, dressed in her little pink fleece sleeper with the padded feet, standing on top of the chair next to the counter.  … Continue reading

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Alternatives To Saying “No!” and Avoiding the Meltdown

One day it happens. Your cute, adorable, cuddly baby has turned into a toddler. And she’s discovered the word, “NO”! Emphatic, heart stopping, and powerful. The word no is a favorite among children because they hear it so often from … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding is the optimum food for infants first year and the only food they need for the first six months of life. Although 95% of women breastfed their babies in 1910, that figure is a lot lower today. About 90% … Continue reading

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Toddlers and Picky Eating Issues

    Babies eat more food relative to weight in the first year, compared to any other year of their life. By age one, food consumption drastically reduces. Babies triple their birth weight in the first year, and toddlers only … Continue reading

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