Archives for July 2014

Deal with Strong Willed, Determined, Child without Breaking Spirit

Parents of strong willed children have my sympathy and congratulations. Why? Once upon a time, I was one of those smart, willful, independent, children. Then, I grew up and became the parent of a strong willed child. Thank heavens my mother was a good teacher and let me in on her secrets! If you didn’t […]

Bad Feeling Child is Lying – No Proof

Parents have amazing intuition when it comes to their children. We tend to get a little niggling feeling, especially when something is wrong. As much as we’d like to think that we are always on target , we are human and our radar can be off. During these “uncertain” times, deciding what to do can […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Writer

So you noticed that your child is writing on practically everything in sight. It may even seem to be a problem. Congratulations! You may be the parent of a budding writer. It is a great joy to be a parent to a budding writer. Seeing a child create and express themselves through writing is an […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Teacher

Aside from parents, teachers are our children’s most influential role models. Many children admit that they would like to teach when they grow up. The world can always use dedicated teachers, so this is a wonderful and honorable job to encourage in a child who expresses that desire. What can you do to encourage your […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Artist

Although talent may be present at birth, you can nurture your child’s love of art for their maximum benefit. What are some things you can do to encourage and support your budding artist? Here are a few suggestions.

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Chef

It’s important to encourage and support your budding chef with age appropriate activities and information. How can you encourage them, especially if you aren’t a stellar cook? Here are a few ideas…