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Managing Tantrums - Big Feelings
Before trying to address the cause of a tantrum, a focus on communication will help children to gain control of big feelings and find a more effective way to express those feelings.
Making Routine Care Count
Routine care tasks, feeding, bathing, diapering/pottying and sleep rituals, comprise a huge part of the time we spend with our kids. Here's some thoughts on making routine care count, and turning these activities into quality time.
Making Children Apologize
Should children be forced to apologize when they hurt another? Isn't it simply "good manners?" A discussion of the meaning of an apology and why "I'm sorry" may not always be the best expectation.
Lunch Love Notes
Lunch love notes are a great way to remind your your child how much you love them during a sometimes long-seeming school day! Some ideas for creating love notes and samples of what to write.
Lessons from the MotrinMoms Ads
My thoughts on the controversial Motrin Mom-alogue ad on babywearing, and the even more surprising (and successful) social media and email campaign by the angry moms who got the ad pulled by Motrin complete with an apology on their homepage.
KidsEmail.org - Safe E-mail for Young Children
KidsEmail.org provides an ad-free, simple-to-use email account for children with a parent console offering several security options. My review of this service and why I'm signing up after the free trial.
Kids and The Hunger Games
Should kids read The Hunger Games? I read the series to assess the appropriateness for my daughter. Here's what I decided...
Kids and Television Watching
Overwhelmed by kids constant requests for television? Confused about what to do? Here's the guidelines I use for TV at my house and some things to consider when creating your own "house rules."
Kids and Stomach Flu Survival Tips
Things you should know about getting through child's episode of stomach flu.
Kids and Stomach Flu Survival Supplies
Supplies to have on hand for when stomach flu strikes your child.
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