I adore my children but having all 4 of them home all summer can get a little crazy! Plus my husband working in real estate has a pretty hectic and inconsistent schedule. So it's a lot of mommy versus the 4 little monkeys. One things that really makes me want to climb the walls is the amount of tattling. Yes, I know for children (siblings at that) under 7 years old this is very common but it doesn't make it any less…Continue
If you or someone in your family has OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) – your child is more at risk of getting OCD. OCD is believed to be inherited. So, along with eye color and hair color – your child can get OCD and Anxiety.
I have seen OCD symptoms in very young children in my therapy practice.…Continue
Added by Natasha Daniels on June 30, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments
There is nothing more embarrassing than your kids insulting your friend’s hard prepared meal. It’s important to introduce manners and hospitality at an early age. This will help them grow and progress through life with ease. Having good manners can prepare your child for life whether it is his or her career, relationships or anything else. So here are a few tips to get you started on teaching your children manners and hospitality for everyday life.
Added by Dawn Wells on June 29, 2015 at 12:27am — No Comments
Sleep issues are the most common toddler problem I see in my child therapy practice. Toddler sleep can be an ongoing issue because they just won’t sleep! They fight going to sleep, they fight staying asleep and they don’t get enough sleep. It also seems like they instinctually know that we, as parents are the most…Continue
Added by Natasha Daniels on June 26, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Don’t let that cute smile and those stubby little hands fool you. Your toddler, my toddler – they are all on mission to destroy us. Their goal – to wear us down, weaken our defenses and slowly gain full control of the household. Don’t believe me? Not into conspiracy theories? You think this sounds like…Continue
Added by Natasha Daniels on June 26, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Somewhere in the ever-growing list of apologies to my Mother, I am making a point. (It's subtle, but it's there.) The point is that my Mom knew what she was doing when she was raising me and that she showed me lots of love and support every day. Those are just a few of the reasons I find myself incorporating some of the things she did into…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 23, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
This week is a busy week for me. My kids finish school tomorrow. The next day – Wednesday – is the first official day of summer break for them and then I leave for a work conference on Thursday. My younger two kids do not particularly love when I travel for work, so last year around this time when I left for…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 19, 2015 at 10:17pm — No Comments
I watched her seamlessly round up her four children as they splashed, swam, and dove in the pool.
She called out their last name to summon the two oldest boys, who were 50 yards away and in line for the slides. She motioned with her pointer finger to the middle daughter, who was paddling away and whispered something to her youngest daughter, who was romping in…Continue
When weighing the pros and cons of yet another costly summer activity, we as adults tend to focus on the mature things. How much is this gonna cost? Can I get the time off work? Is it educational for the kids? Will this provide too much structure, not enough structure, build relationships, promote independence, increase physical exercise, allow for creativity, encourage teamwork, stimulate without over-stimulating, etc., etc., etc.
But, what if we…Continue
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Here is my recent interview with John O'Sullivan, author of Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids. John is originally from New York and graduated in 1994 from Fordham University, where he was a soccer team captain…Continue
Added by Erin Taylor on June 8, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments
This has been a very tough couple of months for me. My oldest child turned 21, my youngest turned 13, my middle child got pregnant, and my oldest is getting married. I realized I don’t have any babies anymore. They are all growing up on me. This breaks my heart. This week is the hardest so far. Alissa, my middle daughter, had her baby shower yesterday. In 5 more days, my oldest daughter Aspen, is getting married. I was talking with my girls this past weekend and I told them I am just not…Continue
Research has shown that yoga has many benefits for us, from better sleep and immunity, to relaxation, easing migraines, and fighting food cravings. Yoga has been a big part of my parenting life (as a wonderful source of stress relief and re-balancing), so I thought it would be fitting to interview the owner of…Continue
Added by Erin Taylor on May 27, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
While it is true and common knowledge that motherhood is not an easy job, it has its perks. There are so many emotional ties to this job from the early pregnancy way into the child's adulthood. They make you cry with tears of joy and tears of pain. There are some days children may make you wish you could start over. Then, there are days, you know exactly why you became a mother and you…Continue
Added by Mikki Donaldson on May 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Many parents ask me how they know when it is the right time to move their little one from the crib to a toddler bed. Unfortunately the answer is going to be different for everyone because every child is different. The good news is that you will figure it out.
Any new stage and transition in your child’s life is difficult (for you both), but in time, it all settles in and makes perfect sense. As always, Mommy Masters is here to support you and…Continue
My Mom is an amazing woman (thanks, Mom!). And she is a tough woman: Being a single mom to two children while holding down a full-time job is a rough gig. Because she worked 60+ hour weeks, I learned how to cook and clean, as well as how to look after myself and get myself where I needed to go. I'm probably a more independent person today because of her.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 19, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Title: Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System
Genre: Non-fiction, parenting, education
Author: Liane Brouillette
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 15, 2015 at 4:15am — No Comments
My son was singing in the bathtub. This is not new. What was new was what he was singing. There, echoing off the bathroom walls, in his slightly off-key, boys soprano came the classic lyrics of:
Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof! Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof!…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 8, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments