education

Baby Geniuses: The Top Ten Educational Games For Your Toddler

By Nancy Da Silva

Have you ever seen a toddler open a present and be more enraptured by the packaging the toy came in then the actual toy itself? You’ll be talking with friends and family and look over at your toddler and notice that he’s playing with the box that expensive toy came in, instead of the toy. What does this tell us? » Read more

5 Tips for Supporting Your Child's Learning

By Laura Carlson

You have an extraordinary opportunity to empower your child's education. Whether your child goes to a conventional school or is home-schooled, you can fortify that learning experience. Here are a handful of tips to get you started: » Read more

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

By JustMommies

As the number of “cool” apps for kids grows, it’s no easy task to choose the 10 best educational ones. Many apps help support basic reading or math, or even increase scientific learning such as the wonders of the galaxies! » Read more

Raising a Reader

By Donita K. Paul

My children are avid readers. Okay, they’re grown and are not under my supervision any longer. I’m not actively promoting this addiction, ahem, I mean, worthy pursuit. But, the love of reading sprang out of childhood habits. I confess, when I’m asked how did I, as a mom, encourage reading, I’m tempted to shrug my shoulders. » Read more

All About Colors - Teaching Colors to Preschoolers

Teaching your child colors doesn’t have to be boring. Some people teach colors just by pointing to objects and saying what color they are. This is something you can do regularly to help your child understand colors but it is kind of boring. Children love to learn through playing and games so why not making learning colors fun. » Read more

When the Kid Who Can Won't

By James D. Sutton, EdD, Consulting Psychologist www.DocSpeak.com

Compliance is a part of life. Someone (especially someone in authority, like a boss) asks you to do something. If you do it, fine. If you don't, there's a problem. If you consistently don't do it, there's trouble. » Read more

When Consequences Don’t Work

Your son rides his bike without a helmet. Again. You’ve nagged, begged, pleaded, and informed him of the dangers of riding without one. Next, you’ve issued Consequences! You’ve taken the bike away and put it in the garage for a day, then a week and then, a whole month. You’ve done everything the parenting books say for a consequence to work. » Read more

Kids and Allowances: Age appropriate Guidelines

By Nancy Da Silva

If you’ve ever been shopping with your children, after much begging and pleading from your kids for everything in sight, you’ve more than likely used the phrase ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’. You probably heard your parent’s voice in your head when you said it too. » Read more

Three Steps for Meeting a Dog: Instructions for Parents

By Colleen Pelar, CPDT, CDBC

It is very important to teach kids how to interact with dogs they are interested in. Childish excitement could be interpreted as a threat by inexperienced dogs. » Read more

Interrupting

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Discipline Solution

Whether you’re on the phone, busy on your computer, or talking to another adult, it can be frustrating when your children constantly interrupt you. What’s surprising to learn is that they do it because they always get a response from you when they do! They’ve learned that you are willing to stop what you’re doing to answer them. » Read more