Elementary School-Age

Surviving (and Thriving) As A Single Parent

By |February 8th, 2018|

Single parenting often comes with extra stressors. As the sole care provider, it’s hard to be available for your child’s physical and emotional needs 100% of the time. And when taking a break is rare to come by, stressors can compound one another.

However, there are ways to reduce and manage stress, as well as foster […]

Are You Feeling Time-Poor? Time management tips for busy families

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Parenting presents challenges at all stages of the game. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the challenges that come with parenting your school-aged children, you’re not alone.

You might think to yourself that because your kids are at an age where they are now fully feeding, dressing, and—GASP—using the bathroom by themselves, that you should […]

Money-Saving Tips for Raising Children

By |January 3rd, 2018|

Having children brings so much enjoyment and fulfillment to our lives. Unfortunately, kids can also leave our bank accounts dwindling… As children get older, new expenses come into play: sports fees, after school care, technology, school supplies, summer camps, and clothes for their rapidly growing bodies. But there are ways to save some coin here […]

Dash Through the Snow! Wintertime travel tips for families with young children

By |December 21st, 2017|

As we get closer to the holidays, many families start making travel plans. Whether it’s visiting Grandma and Grandpa in a neighboring state or heading to snow fun in the mountains, families of multi-age children are going to have a unique set of preparations to make to ensure that the car, bus, train or plane […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bedwetting in Elementary School

By |August 31st, 2017|

Does your elementary-school-aged child still wet the bed? If so, you’re not alone. Enuresis (or “bedwetting”) is more common than people realize, with 1 in every 8 children starting elementary school still wetting the bed.

Whether bedwetting happens every night or once every couple weeks, it’s normal to be concerned about the behavior and wonder whether […]

Teaching Your Preschooler To Stop Interrupting

By |August 1st, 2017|

When you first become a parent, even the simplest of tasks can seem challenging. But as you move through the baby and toddler years, certain things become easier, such as your child being able to tell you when they are hungry or helping to put their toys away.

However, even when your child is 4-years old, […]