So my kids (3 and 5) are pretty normal when it comes to eating; not super picky but they certainly prefer “kid foods” like chicken nuggets, pasta, hot dogs, etc. I give them veggies every night but often they ignore them or have to be nagged into eating them. Then my 5yo did a nutrition unit at school. Somehow his (brilliant!) teacher managed to teach a bunch of pre-K kids about vitamins, macr... More
I pack lunch for my kids every day and try to give them plenty of fresh options like meat, cheese, fruit, yogurt etc. I use a thermal bag and give them an ice pack, but by the end of the day whatever they didn’t eat is generally spoiled and I have to throw it out. This really bothers me and is getting expensive! Is there healthy stuff I can pack that won’t spoil if they choose not to eat it? H... More
My daughter is 4 years old and going to preschool. Right now, she still takes afternoon naps. How do I get her ready for kindergarten next year without afternoon naps, as she will go to school then go to the after school program at the school until 6pm when I get off work?
Does anyone else dread summer break that works full time? This is the first year of us having two school age kids that need care over summer. Looking at prices and hours of operation is stressing me out. What do you guys do with your kiddos during summer break? Suck up the cost? Our kids are 12&6 and I thought about having the oldest babysit a few days a week to reduce the cost of summer... More
Scarlet (3.5 years old) has a 7 year old step brother, Waylon. Scarlet and Waylon play well together sometimes but sometimes, of course they poke at each other and cause unneeded drama. My husband thinks Waylon should not play with Scarlet other than like coloring and stuff like that to just avoid the bickering but I don’t agree, I think they SHOULD learn to play well together. Am I wrong..?... More
She holds it until she can get into bathtub. This is very strange and it's almost traumatic for her to try it, she just won't use the potty. Any feedback from anyone would be appreciated.
My son is 7 years old. He is very shy. Due to this he doesn't have any friends in school. He is very active and intelligent. His only problem is his shy nature which is so much that he even avoids his teachers in school to talk. Any suggestions would be great. Looking for ideas to overcome his problem.
My daughter is upset that I have more makeup and nail polish than her. She does have girly makeup and girly nail polish but she wants makeup and nail polish like me.
Which do you recommend? We have to make a choice between the two.. has anyone sent their kids to both and found a huge difference? Just wondering how these kids adapt to traditional High-School coming from Elementaries that use MI Theory.
...and how old is your child? It worked really well for our 4 year old when we had a check mark system that led to a prize, but she has since regressed and once again needs to be hand-held through the entire process.
ADHD and dyslexia = frustrated mother and child :(
My kindergartener was an early reader and now reads independently at a grade 2/3 level. He’s way beyond what they are doing in his class and I want to make sure he doesn’t get bored with reading! Is this something I should work with his teacher on or just try to make sure he has plenty of books at home to challenge him?
My 6 yr old stepdaughter has been living with us now for 6 months after her mother sent her and her brother to live with us because she couldn't handle single parenthood anymore. They skype once a week and her mom talks about all the stuff she's been doing and i think it is making her sad and left out. She has been acting out at school and talking back to the teachers bad lately. Any ad... More
6yo and 7yo son still take baths and showers together at what age do you stop them? Of course they are always playing in there with toys and having fun. We have talked to them about keeping their privates to themselves since they were toddlers and they understand that part.