Cooking with Kids, Getting Children Interested in Food

Read About Food Read About Food Turn your young bookworm into a foody! Pick up some cookbooks for kids and food-themed children’s books like Eric Carle’s classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Reading about food will get kids’ tummies rumbling and culinary imaginations soaring. Hand Over the Ingredients Hand Over the Ingredients Children as young as …

Time-Out Discipline Strategies That Work

Are your current discipline strategies falling short? Have you tried time-out and it hasn’t gone the way you expected? Time-out can be an effective discipline technique when it’s performed correctly. Time-out involves placing your child in a boring spot for a short time whenever she doesn’t follow the rules. Tim-eout gives a child a break …

Ways to Give back to Your Child’s School

Join the PTA Join the PTA If your child’s school isn’t affiliated with the PTA (National Parent Teacher Association), it probably has a “home and school” or a booster club (independently operated clubs that function the same as the PTA, just without the national recognition). Joining your local group will help you network with other …

Winter Activities and Outings for School Vacation

Movies Movies Make this perfect cold weather activity a family affair. Kids movies can be entertaining and enjoyable for the entire family! Your child will love seeing her favorite characters on the big screen, and you can kick back, relax, and enjoy some quiet time. Besides, who can resist the popcorn? Skiing or Snowboarding Skiing …

How to Celebrate the Holidays with Faraway Family Members

1. Behold the Power of Facetime/Skype Let’s face it: Sometimes a big trip during the bustling holiday season just isn’t feasible with little ones. If a plane or car ride isn’t an option, technology is the next best thing. Set up a time to Skype or Facetime with your family and friends. My son is …