Question of the Month: Discipline

As parents, we have all been there at one time or another. Whether it is the tough twos or just a terrible Tuesday, our children at times display behaviors that make us question our parenting skills. Being aware of what your child is capable of at different age levels will give you a better sense of whether his behavior is out of line or not. Research shows most children develop the capacity to control their emotions between the ages of…

Fun Ideas for Exercising with your Child this Summer

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years making it more important than ever to keep our children moving through physical activities. Before you head to the store to pick up mini dumbbells, try to think of activities your child would enjoy. From family dance time to a quick game of tag, you as a parent can easily bring the excitement and fun of being physically active…

Talking to Your Children About Difficult Situations

As adults, we all handle difficult or upsetting situations differently. It’s the same with children. Changes in their lives can be unsettling, but they will typically take their cues on how to react from us so it’s important to be aware of what we might be communicating nonverbally. If a situation is challenging for you as an adult to understand, it can be even more complicated and scary for a child. For example, I remember how difficult it was to…

National Nutrition Month: Eat Right with Color

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Eat Right with Color.” The more colorful the fruits and vegetables that you eat, the better off nutritionally you will be. While fresh produce is great, don’t forget that frozen fruits and vegetables are an affordable and convenient way to keep fruits and vegetables on hand. I love putting frozen fruit in smoothies, in my cereal or topping my yogurt. Frozen vegetables make it really easy to get dinner on…

The Veggie Challenge

Now that the sugar-filled holidays are over, I thought it would be a good time to focus on healthy eating habits. Childhood obesity is an increasingly critical issue in our country and parents are on the frontlines wanting to know what?s best for their children?s health. We are lucky at Primrose to count Dr. Laura Jana as one of our franchise owners. She is a trusted pediatrician and co-author of the book ?Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood…
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