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Oh how we love the lazy days of summer when bedtimes are flexible and mornings are slow and easy. But, school is right around the corner and with it comes the need for a more structured routine. Children thrive when provided with a stable, predictable framework for their life – even when they whine, roll their eyes, or otherwise object. So, in order to avoid adding to the stress and chaos of the first week of school, let’s ease them in gently. Here’s a Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. Time to head back to school. All transitions are stressful and, for families with young children, back-to-school time can be particularly difficult. This transition period is even more difficult when children aren’t so thrilled with the prospect of returning to school. So, let’s talk about how to help them cope. Because calmer kids mean smoother transitions. And that is good for everyone! Continue reading
Going to summer camp is a quintessential childhood activity. And, camp is good for kids. Camp is a perfect place to help children optimize their psychosocial development. It is at camp that children get the experiences they need to boost their coping strategies. That’s because... Continue reading
hildhood and pets are made to go together and kids learn a lot from the relationship they form with the family pet. There a proven developmental benefits including an understanding of responsibility, interpersonal interactions, and communication. And, the death of a family pet is often a child's first encounter with loss. Parents often face a double challenge Continue reading
Friday Favorites: Reading lists, heroic moms, and better love! What more could you ask for? Continue reading