Fill the kitchen sink with warm soapy water, plastic cups, utensils, etc. Let your toddler pretend to make something or wash dishes.
It’s tempting to carry our children from the car in the door — it’s faster! – but it creates a physical dependency that we have to untangle when we arrive.
Disneyland is a magical place. Happiest place on earth, right? For a three-year old it can be all kinds of wonderful — and overwhelming.
To set up a perfect dress-up bin for a toddler, add to it little by little when you lay your hands on stray fairy wings, odd sunglasses & beads!
Get kids to listen the first time with this helpful free webinar by Amy McCready from Positive Parenting Solutions. We love Amy’s advice.
Teaching your child about money can start as early as when you say yes or no to the impulse items in the checkout line. Beth says, “Don’t avoid the situations where you’ll have to say no.”
When I began to see pink Valentine’s Day stuff flying across my screen about three weeks ago, I wanted to share something about making it boy-friendly. My six-year old son told me that Valentine’s Day is the most “humongous holiday of the year”, after Christmas and Halloween. He probably has a future at Martha Stewart […]
Traveling with toddlers is not easy under the best of circumstances. But managing car seats on board an airplane is a pain. Try one of these ideas instead.
Introduce age-appropriate chores to teach your little one responsibility and do a little bit less around the house. Sounds like a win win.
Here’s an unusual gift idea for a niece or nephew about whose age you aren’t super in-the-know. These Jelly Beadz (also sold as Orbeez) are hours of fun. Here are some of the things we loved about Orbeez when I recently tested it out with my daughter. Jelly Beadz: Unique gift idea and fun indoor activity […]
Movies today are louder, faster-paced, and more startling than they were when we were kids. I have only noticed that because when I’m at the movies (without kids) I am aware of what sensory overload it would be for little ones. Add that to any sensitivities with which a child may be hardwired, and movies […]
I met our guest writer today, Nicola, at a cafe in Oakland. She — an Australian and a recent transplant to the Bay Area — questioned why our cafes don’t offer babyccinos to children who accompany their parents. I didn’t know what she meant, and asked her to explain, via a blog post. Nicola is […]