Category: Advice For Parents

Mindfulness for Kids: How to Get Started

Mindfulness for Kids: How to Get Started

Kids have a lot to worry about these days. From COVID-19 to everyday school drama, the amount of stress and anxiety in their lives can feel overwhelming. While we can’t get rid of their problems completely, we can help our kids better manage those problems by teaching them mindfulness. What is mindfulness? When people hear… Read more »

3 Reasons Why Kids Should Have a Pet

3 Reasons Why Kids Should Have a Pet

It’s only a matter of time before your children are old enough to start asking for a pet. This is a common situation for families around the nation. While it’s easy to decide against a pet, having a furry friend in the household can be greatly beneficial to children. From a very young age, growing… Read more »

How to Support Your Kids During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How to Support Your Kids During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The novel coronavirus has truly impacted our way of life, closing our schools, shuttering businesses, and creating a sense of uncertainty across the country. This can be stressful for adults, but it can also be stressful for children, perhaps even more so. Without school or activities to keep them occupied, children can feel especially isolated… Read more »

What to Do When Your Child is Struggling in School

What to Do When Your Child is Struggling in School

Bad grades happen. No matter how gifted your child is, chances are there is one test or one class they will do poorly in. However, when bad grades start to become a pattern, then it’s time to sit down and get to the bottom of what’s really going on. If your child is starting to… Read more »

How to Encourage Your Child to Read

How to Encourage Your Child to Read

You may have grown up the bookworm of the family, but that doesn’t mean your child will too. As important as reading is to your child’s growth and education, not every child loves to read. There are, thankfully, a few ways for you to instill a love of reading early on in their lives: Read… Read more »

How Too Much Screen Time Affects Our Children

How Too Much Screen Time Affects Our Children

You sit down in the morning and turn on the TV; you pull out your phone and scroll through your twitter feed; then you whip out your Nintendo Switch and start playing that new Mario game. Before you know it, the clock’s reading 6pm and you haven’t done much of anything except stare at screens… Read more »

Stress Management Tips for Parents

Stress Management Tips

There’s no doubt about it—parenting can be stressful. You’re juggling a full-time job with being a full-time parent, and while your kids are adorable, they do sometimes misbehave! Your anxiety and stress will affect your kids over time, so it’s best to learn and practice simple stress management tips and relaxation exercises. Here are some… Read more »

Three Crucial Health Tips for Back to School

Back to School Health

The new school year has just begun, and it’s the perfect time to focus on your child’s health. Here are some health tips for back to school: Communicate with the school about your child’s health Make sure teachers and administrators are aware of any chronic medical conditions your child might have, like asthma or epilepsy,… Read more »

Top Questions to Ask When Meeting with Your Child’s Teachers

Parent Teacher Conference Tips

Parent-teacher conferences are a great time to connect with your child’s teacher, gauge your child’s progress and address any issues or concerns. It helps to know exactly what to ask, so read on for some of the top questions to ask when meeting with your child’s teachers. May I tell you about my child and… Read more »

How Kids Can Continue Learning During Summer

Kids Learning in Summer

Summer is a time to relax and enjoy plenty of fun in the sun, but it’s also an important opportunity for kids to continue learning so they’ll be ready for school in the fall. Did you know that teachers spend about four to eight weeks each fall reviewing and reteaching material that kids forgot over… Read more »