I usually have a structured schedule for my 5yr old during the school year but it’s summer now and as a teacher I’m just like let me rest and just being way to lenient but now I starting to rethink that. What kind of schedule do you guys give your kids during the summer
Has anyone had an success with encouraging solo play in your toddler(s)? My 15 m/o is very loving, cuddly, comforted my closeness and reassurance, which is adorable most of the time, but challenging as I work from home and sometimes need two hands for things. What have you liked for helping your little ones entertain themselves?
My 10mo daughter stays home all day with her nanny from 8-5:30 every day five days a week. The only outing is an hour at the playground. I am wondering what other nannies/parents are doing with their babies around my daughter’s age. I am just worried that I am dumming down my daughter or something by having her just stay with her nanny at home all day. Are there any classes to suggest taki... More
Anyone have any advice for toddler ripping books? My daughter is 21 months and has a favorite paper book but lately she’s been ripping it! She loves to read it but then she’ll randomly rip it. We’ve told her the book has to go to time out and will put it away but now she’ll rip it and say “ut oh book time out.” 🙈 So clearly that isn’t working. Any advice?
Has anybody here subscribed any monthly book clubs for kids? Is it worth it? I found a review for some here... https://www.cratejoy.com/box-insider/kids-book-boxes/ I know there are others too. I am thinking of subscribing to one for my almost 6yo daughter.
We are doing ours and it’s pretty cool. Since our son is a pre-reader he can get credit for other non reading related activities that help boost learning and development.
My soon-to-be 5 yr old is allergic to colors on the icing cream. His Birthday is just round the corner. I would like him to choose his cake but I want to make sure I give him options that would suit his health. Looking for recommendations for alternate Birthday cakes. TIA.
My daughter gets very bored easily, and I feel she needs something more challenging and fun to keep her occupied. Anyone has any ideas for arts and craft ideas? Thank you!!
We're aobut to head out on our yearly two week camping trip! We use a pretty cool app for finding camping sites called ParkAdvisor. It shows all the private and government owned campsites in any area, including a huge number of them we never would have found, but loved. Many of the campsites we wound up in were an hour or so up ever narrowing, apparently deserted, dirt roads through the m... More
It's a double edged sword I want to teach my kid everything I know and more, but he is already adept at pre k curriculum at 28 months. I'm worried that he wont be engaged and challenged when he actually goes to kindergarten. What else can I teach him right now? To be competitive and well rounded in current times but that will supplement a standard education.
Does anyone else deal with this? When we first met he seemed to be interested in holidays, bdays, bbqs, etc. Now he will use any excuse to avoid them and even on Christmas morning, Easter morning he just lays in bed. Feeling alone and I don’t want to be miserable and miss out on all of these sweet memories with my little ones, but I feel like he makes my holidays miserable since he doesn’t enjo... More
We are having a birthday party for my son in 3 days.. I let my son invite the kids from his babysitters. He is 5 and has always gone there. There are about 10 kids and some are siblings... I knew a lot of people may decline because of the holiday weekend but only one parent has RSVP’d... I have no idea whether to plan on the others attending or not. It is okay either way but I would like ... More
I have been trying to teach my 22 month old body parts. We started learning them when he was about 18 months old because I didn’t realize he was supposed to know them already at that point. I was able to get him up to 5 different body parts but we spent about a week or two not talking about it and he forgot all of them! I have been trying for a month now to get him to do body parts again but he... More
I do take walks with her daily, she hates swings and doesn’t walk yet (14months), she doesn’t sit in the stoller, I end up picking her up when she is screaming therefore can’t be outside for more than an hour.. any tips? 🙈
Anyone else’s Mother’s day full of tantrums? lol. Anyways, I have had 3 Mother’s Days since my son was born. The first, it was just us as a family of three. I sent everyone in my family that is a Mom - a card. (My Mom, my sister and my MIL). I didn’t get a card in return from anyone. For my second Mother’s Day - we went away for the weekend with my in-laws. I had my son make my MIL a pain... More