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Helping Young Kids Face Bullies

By |December 6th, 2017|

As parents, we work hard every day to teach our children to be kind, empathetic, and respectful of others. Unfortunately, we can’t always be there to navigate their every social interaction.

Bullying is something present in almost any situation with kids and can start as early as kindergarten. Bullying can range from teasing, to threats, to […]

Strategies For Stress-Free Shopping Trips With Preschoolers

By |November 30th, 2017|

As parents of infants and/or toddlers, you know that once your child is physically capable of sitting in the front of the shopping cart, it’s a game changer when it comes to shopping with your child in tow. It might not be a milestone for the baby book, but most parents can recall the first […]

Rebel With A Cause: Understanding Preschooler Misbehavior

By |November 20th, 2017|

An unavoidable part of parenting is setting limits. In the first part of Triple P’s Disobedience series, we looked at setting limits for curious toddlers. In this post, we explore how to create reasonable expectations and set fair limits for preschoolers.

The mind of a preschooler is like a sponge, absorbing all sorts of information about […]

Say What?! Ways To Discourage Swearing

By |November 8th, 2017|

The first time your toddler belts out their first “potty” word—that they no doubt learned from their older sibling—your first reaction might be laughter, which you immediately regret, then a firm discussion on how potty-talk words are not okay to use.

But nothing quite prepares you for the first time they drop a swear word—especially in […]

Problem Solved! Tactics for easing homework challenges

By |November 1st, 2017|

As school settles in for the fall season, many kindergarteners and elementary school children are heading home with homework packets in their backpacks. For some parents (and students), this is their first go-around with homework. For some children, it is an exciting chance to show their parents what they are working on at school. For […]

Home Sweet Home: Rules for Having Visitors

By |October 23rd, 2017|

As parents of preschoolers, it’s crucial to our survival to stay connected with friends and family. Even if it’s just chatting over coffee every couple of weeks, it can be a huge support for our emotional needs.

Having friends or family with similar-aged children can also be a huge perk for both you and your child. […]

Responding To Misbehavior In The Classroom

By |October 12th, 2017|

Each school year brings about excitement and anticipation: “Whose class will my child be in? What subjects will they learn about this year? Who will be their new friends?”

New school years can also bring about new challenges. Many factors can influence a child’s behavior, including stressors at home, changes to their peer group, a recent […]

School Daze: Helping Preschoolers With Separation Challenges

By |October 4th, 2017|

Gearing up for preschool can be an exciting time for parents and toddlers. There are pint-sized backpacks to pick out, new friends to meet, and once they’re safely in preschool, coffee that you can finish in one sitting without needing to microwave it for the 100th time!

But even with all that excitement, starting preschool can […]

Beyond The Blue: Recognizing Signs of Postpartum Depression

By |September 26th, 2017|

As discussed in last week’s blog post, it’s common for many new parents to experience the “Baby Blues” following the birth of their baby. Baby Blues occurs within the first ten days of the birth of the baby. During this time, parents may feel emotionally fragile or numb but gradually return to their normal selves […]

Feeling Blue?

By |September 13th, 2017|

During pregnancy, your friends and family may have shared stories with you about feeling “love at first sight” upon meeting their newborn, or having that “instant connection.”

If that isn’t enough, movies and TV shows tend to show new mothers in postpartum bliss—and back to their pre-pregnancy bodies with a clean house to boot!

Of course, this […]