Grandfather and grandson play in the park

How Children Benefit From Their Grandparents (and Vice Versa!)

My 3-year-old daughter was recovering from her first stomach virus and my mom watched her so I could return to the office. When I got…
A young girl has fun with her babysitter while playing outside.

How to Find an Amazing Babysitter

There’s so much truth in this old advertisement: Pizza: $20. Babysitter: $50. A night out without the kids: Priceless. But finding that great babysitter—the one…
Little girl practices meditation for kids in her bed.

I Tried Meditating with My 3-Year-Old. Here’s What Happened.

Can children learn meditation, or is it a lost cause to try to get three minutes of peace?  As a daily practitioner of guided meditation,…
Family with Young Children At Home Eating Meal In Kitchen Together

Why Family Mealtime is Important for Your Kids (And You!)

Do family meals often seem like an impossibility? Busy schedules can make scheduling family time difficult and meals can be a source of stress, especially…
Parents having a conversation with their young children about emergency preparedness

3 Simple Steps to Help Your Family Prepare for Emergencies

Emergencies and disasters can be scary to even think about, much less prepare for. But emergency preparedness is a topic that can’t be ignored –…
Mom talks to upset young child using positive parenting techniques.

Positive Parenting Tips and Scripts

How many times have you found yourself saying “No!” or “Stop that!” – and it doesn’t seem to make any difference in your child’s behavior?…
A 2-year-old girl stands outside her preschool building on the first day of school.

Moms: Read This if You’re Nervous for the First Day of School

There are certain moments in one’s life which will forever evoke a vivid, emotional memory – and my daughter’s first day of school is one…
A preschooler enjoys easy activities while grocery shopping with his father.

7 Ways to Entertain Kids at the Grocery Store 

This post was written by Dr. Sandra Linder and Anna Hall.  All too often, keeping your preschooler happy and engaged in the grocery store can…
A group of young children playing on the fourth of July with an American flag

Kid-Friendly Fourth of July Activities and Recipes 

Picnics, playing outside and fireworks – Fourth of July is a perfect holiday for children. But planning a memorable day doesn’t have to be stressful!…
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