Need ideas and suggestions for parenting your toddler? Topics generally concerning children between 2 and 3 years old.

10 Activities and Tips Develop Children’s Reading Skills

One of the major milestones in your children’s lives is learning to read. As a parent, this is a wonderful time but the prospect may cause some concerns. Since children begin learning the skills needed to read from birth, it’s important that you begin setting the stage early. Here are ten activities and tips to […]

Kids Woodworking – How to Support Young Carpenter (Part 2)

So, your child is interested in building and constructing with wood, otherwise known as woodwork or carpentry. You want to encourage and support your child but aren’t sure where or how to start. Part 1 of this series, Kids Woodworking – Get Ready to Encourage Young Carpenter (Part 1), would be a nice place to […]

Kids Woodworking – Get Ready to Encourage Young Carpenter (Part 1)

When your child shows an interest in woodworking, building, or tools you want to do as much as you can to encourage your young carpenter. But, how do you do that and where should you start? There are a few things you need to know and do before you dive into woodworking projects with your […]

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 […]

Solutions for Child’s Procrastination

Procrastination is really just a behavioral symptom of another problem or difficulty. It’s often a sign of fear of failure, fear of success, stubbornness, lack of motivation, lack of interest, or simply not knowing how to go about doing something. If you can recognize the reason for the procrastination, which usually falls into one of […]

Dental Care Tips for Children – Birth to 6 Years

Dentists recommend adults stop by for a check-up twice a year. What about kids? Even though they start out with no teeth and end up losing their baby teeth, dental care is critical for children. Laying a solid foundation of dental care can prevent cavities, acid erosion, tooth decay, gum disease and a whole host […]

Stop That Whining

Have you ever been sitting there, minding your own business, trying to relax for a well-deserved millisecond when you heard this high-pitched voice, draw out your name – “Mooooooom!” Nothing can get your attention like a child whining your name. With a pinched look on your face, you may have the urge to slowly face […]

Tips to Explain Divorce to Children

Statistics have shown that fifty percent of marriages will end in divorce.  If your marriage happens to be one that is irreconcilable, you will need to decide how to tell your children about the decision.  Here are some tips for divorcing parents on how to tell their children about an imminent divorce. Divorce is never […]

Dads and Toddlers Bonding With Games and Activities

So, Dad, you want to play with your toddler but you think all the fun stuff is years away. Not so! In fact, you need to start building bonds and sharing experiences with your toddler as soon as possible. As a dad, you may find that you need a little help in coming up with […]

More Summer Break Child Care Options

One thing working parents have to think about as the school year draws to a close is planning for child care during summer break. There are a variety of options so it is important to begin thinking about this well before it is needed. Here are some suggestions you may want to consider. Discuss summer […]