Year: 2020

Toddler Tantrums after Daycare

Toddler Tantrums after Daycare: A Guide for Struggling Parents

When you start your first child in any sort of care situation (nanny, care facility, preschool), emotions can run really high. Fear, guilt, stress, anxiety. It is the conundrum of working parents: how to be the parents we want to be while also paying the bills and advancing our careers. Like many of you, being …

Toddler Tantrums after Daycare: A Guide for Struggling Parents Read More »

child failing kindergarten

My Child is Failing Kindergarten: Should I Worry or Not?

Is your child failing kindergarten? If you are searching this query, then something must be happening in your life to cause it. Likely your child is currently in kindergarten and is struggling. Maybe you are meeting the teacher at pick-up time every day with a negative or troubling report. Or perhaps your child isn’t making …

My Child is Failing Kindergarten: Should I Worry or Not? Read More »

scared to sleep

My Toddler is Scared to Go to Sleep Alone: What Can a Parent Do?

I’d barely left the room when my son’s cries started. Again, like the previous night, another meltdown when the lights were turned out. We had followed our routine. First, a nice bath. Then a few of his favorite books. We read them together, laughing and letting our imaginations bring the stories to life. Yet, my …

My Toddler is Scared to Go to Sleep Alone: What Can a Parent Do? Read More »

Manipulative Step-Daughter

How to Deal with a Manipulative Step-Daughter: Tips For a New Step-Parent

You’re older now, and have finally settled into the relationship that you just know is the one. Problem is, you’re not alone in that relationship. That’s right, that perfect someone will be bringing their children into the relationship. If you’ve never dealt with children in your own life, you may be up against a steep …

How to Deal with a Manipulative Step-Daughter: Tips For a New Step-Parent Read More »

Distance Learning Tips for Kindergarten Parents (From a Tired Parent Who Has Been There)

Distance learning in 2020 has been tough. I struggled through distance learning with my VERY active kinder-age son in the spring (he’s now in the first grade). I felt like a failure most of the time, but my son seems to be thriving. Here are some of my tips from my experiences to help you …

Distance Learning Tips for Kindergarten Parents (From a Tired Parent Who Has Been There) Read More »

how to keep spiders out of the sandbox

Spiders in the Sandbox: A Guide for Parents to Get Them Out

Nothing is better in the warm weather months than watching our children explore the joy of digging in the sand. I love their carefully cultivated sandcastles! It’s even better to watch in their very own sandbox from the comfort of your own back yard. Undertaking a task of setting up a sand box can be …

Spiders in the Sandbox: A Guide for Parents to Get Them Out Read More »