My Child is a Slob [HELP]

raising an artistic child

My kid is messy. Like seriously messy. And I can’t be the only one who is raising slovenly children, despite my best efforts, can I? In this article, I’m talking through my child’s bad habits, and (from the perspective of a parent) how I can work through this with him. My Child is Messy Seriously, … Read more

What is Nacho Parenting?

No, Nacho Parenting isn’t a parenting style adopted by people from Mexico, Central or South America, or any other country in the world where nachos are consumed or Spanish is spoken. Nacho parenting is a style of parenting that is or can be or even should be adopted by the non-parent in a relationship, where … Read more

Reasons Not to Have Another Baby (Mine, No One Else’s)

reasons not to have another baby

I love my children, every one of them. I have three of them. You think that was enough right? I mean, I feel incredibly blessed to have the three healthy children that I do, but there is still some part of me that thinks about what it would be like to have another baby. However, … Read more

My Son Got His Girlfriend Pregnant. Now what?

my son got his girlfriend pregnant

How we are parents feel about an unexpected pregnancy often correlates with how old our child is. Is this a high school-age young man, or a son who is in college or potentially older? In general, the announcement of a pregnancy should be received with great joy. But because of age, and the obvious burden … Read more

Gifted Child in Kindergarten: What To Watch For

Gifted Child in Kindergarten

If you have a gifted child, awesome! But receiving the news that your child is ahead can produce the same anxiety as learning that your child is behind. Each situation requires special consideration, with the ultimate goal of doing what is best for the child. How do you tell if your kindergarten age child is … Read more

Importance of Play In Early Childhood

importance of play

What is the importance of play to young children? Play is all-consuming, and it is not surprising that play is a major contributor to growth and development for young children, especially during the toddler and preschool years. Play helps a child establish a positive self-concept. For young children, the greatest satisfaction and pleasure they experience … Read more

Overweight Preschooler: What Can I Do?

overweight preschooler

Unfortunately, especially in the United States and increasingly in other developing nations, young people are overweight. This is the result of many factors which include a reduction in physical activity and an increase in consumption of foods high in sugar and carbohydrates. We are seeing more and more overweight preschoolers. As a parent, what can … Read more