4 Tips for Drowning Prevention

By |2019-06-14T17:18:54-07:00June 14th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Toddler & Preschool|

With summer just on the horizon, families are looking up pool schedules and filling their backyards with kiddie pools, water tables, and sprinklers to run through. But here’s a startling fact: Children can drown in as little as 1 inch of water. One INCH! That means, any standing water can be dangerous for infants and [...]

How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting?

By |2019-06-06T16:37:21-07:00June 6th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Toddler & Preschool|

Being a parent and managing a family can be stressful at times. Sleepless nights with a newborn, toddler upsets, or a bout of illness can all test a parent’s ability to handle challenging moments with grace and ease. While these moments are generally fleeting—children eventually sleep through the night; toddlers learn to regulate their [...]

Self-Care Is Crucial For The Whole Family’s Health

By |2019-05-22T12:38:47-07:00May 21st, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

Self-care is a buzzword we hear a lot in the media these days—especially in parenting articles and social media. As our world gets more hurried and chaotic, medical professionals and parenting educators are encouraging parents to take care of themselves just as much as they care for their children. But what is self-care and [...]

Problem Solving to Reduce Fighting and Aggression

By |2019-04-29T11:47:34-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

It’s not uncommon for children to argue over a toy or become frustrated when they are told “no.” Fighting and aggression—whether it’s in the form of name calling, pushing, hitting, or refusing to share—are common responses when children lack problem-solving skills. It’s important to teach young children the value of playing cooperatively and getting along with [...]

Common Problems With Time-Outs and Newer Research About What May Work Better

By |2019-04-29T11:48:11-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

During an epic meltdown, it can be hard to reason with your toddler or preschooler. But how do you reach them when they are not in control of themselves? For many families, time-outs have become a frequently used parenting tool for exhausted parents. But, do they work? Or is there a better solution? This week [...]

Traveling While Potty Training

By |2019-06-18T16:37:11-07:00April 29th, 2019|All Articles, Toddler & Preschool|

It’s a huge triumph when your toddler starts successfully using the potty at home. But how do you keep up your child’s progress when you are traveling? It takes lots of practice and opportunities to make the connection between using the potty at home to different environments and situations. With Spring Break just around [...]