Making Valentines Day about the kids

  If you have read my blog over the years, you know how I feel about Valentine’s Day. I take this opportunity to make my children feel special.  It is all about them, from the moment they wake until they go to bed. I just shower them with all these cheesy gifts or crafts of love. Don’t get me wrong I show them love all the time, but for some reason this holiday is always a big deal and them just knowing I love them or the fact that I show my love all the time is not enough, they…

How to talk politics with your child

  Politics has spread beyond just adult conversation in these days. Our children have more questions and they are being introduced to political talk early on, be it at school, on social media, or among friends and family members. How do you help your child understand the changes that are going on around them? My children are of all different age groups and I know that they have become very opinionated about what they have heard “around town”. How I choose to talk to them about politics has to be appropriate, unbiased of my own opinions and thoughts, and informative…

5 New Year’s Eve Party Activities for Kids

If you are a parent of young children, you are already trying to decide if you are going to party with or without your children, when bringing in the New Year. Now, if you are anything like me, you already feel the guilt of leaving your children with someone else at this momentous time. I mean, welcoming in a New Year without the joys of seeing your children destroying your home, acting delirious because they are sleepy but need to stay awake, or the best one yet bouncing off the walls because they have had too much sugar so late…

5 ways to put an end to tantrums in public

  The dreaded tantrum. In the store, on the plane, at a restaurant, at drop off, at a friends house, or the best one yet, at the movies. You would like to think that our children love us enough to have tantrums at home or in the car on the way to the public area, but no, that does not give them the attention they so desperately need. Is it unfair to think that our children have us wrapped around their little fingers at least 80% of the time? I mean there are some parents who would say 99% of…

Kindergarten Readiness, 5 ways to prepare your child for Kindergarten

Most times when Christmas break approaches parents of preschoolers and Pre-k children began to wonder if their child will be ready for Kindergarten, in the fall. It is not premature to think about the readiness of your child, and how much more time is needed to prepare them for SCHOOL. It is a nightmare that every parent faces, unless you are that parent that has a child who adapts in any and every situation. Kudos to you and your nice life. To everyone else I know that anxiety. I have a large family so I did not think about how…

Early Intervention EI,why it’s important.

If you are a parent with a child birth through three it is important to know about the benefits of Early Intervention EI.  This is a federally and state funded program for families who have children born with delays in areas of their development. In some cases children are born with disabilities or some delays in their development which would qualify the family to receive Early Intervention services. These delays may be seen by a doctor, caregiver, or the parents.  When you are aware of your child’s delay there is help. The EI program is available in all 50 states. Your…