Make your kids successful athletes: As parents and coaches, you want to make your kids successful athletes. But adults, in general, put a lot of pressure on kids to excel in sports, and this often has an adverse reaction. Too much pressure, whether it is for performance perfection, stamina, or (…)
New breast milk nutrition facts are available from new study on diet and the quality of mother’s milk. Did you know that not all breast milk is the same? The old myth that mom’s can eat whatever they want while breastfeeding their baby is not true. Baby’s can’t take what they need from mom if mom is lacking in vital nutrients. For better breast milk nutrition quality, consider taking some simple dietary steps… (…)
Sensory processing disorder toys are a great tool for kids with sensory seeking behaviors. Do you have a sensory seeker? Sensory seekers simply can’t get enough out of their environment. They are constantly looking for ways to stimulate their nervous systems, and it can be exhausting. These kids struggle in the classroom and are often labeled as hyperactive and impulsive. If you’ve got an ADHD child it’s possible they are a sensory seeker with a sensory processing disorder. Experts believe that if these kids are able to get enough sensory input they will be able to calm down and focus when needed. (…)
If you are in need of terrible twos help you are not alone. We’ve all been there. My husband and I have four kids. Believe me, our house has seen its share of toddler meltdowns over the years. But our attitude towards those tantrums has mellowed quite a bit. We’ve learned to keep calm and carry on. We’re more confident and better able to roll with it. I am much more relaxed about those tantrums when they come. You can be too.
You can’t stop toddler tantrums, but there are effective ways to handle them that will make those uncomfortable moments short-lived and less frequent. I think it helps to see the world from your toddler’s perspective. Thankfully, there’s a great resource available now for parents wanting some terrible twos help. Tovah P. Klein, PhD, who’s the director of Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and the Associate Professor of Psychology, has written a guidebook for parents on how to raise happy toddlers. (…)
I’ve designed 9 free reading comprehension posters for you to use with your kids. I’ve got free posters about synonyms, antonyms, context clues, deductive reasoning, organizing and classifying, drawing conclusions, cause and effect, sequencing, and comparing and contrasting. Students can use these posters to as visual aids in the classroom. Please download and enjoy them. These free reading comprehension posters are done in colorful cartoon art that kids will enjoy. (…)
The Bulloch Family Ranch premiere is on tonight. This new show on UP deserves a look. If you’ve seen Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side, you’ll love getting a bird’s-eye look into the Bulloch Family Ranch. They are a real live family living in Florida and working with troubled (…)
Need tips on how to help a child learn to read better? As a special education teacher I’ve spent years working with kids who struggled with reading fluency, comprehension, and had anxiety about oral reading in class.
If you are on a budget and need Valentines Day ideas, I’ve got a fun stay at home romantic night in idea I’d like to share. Our family is pretty big, so getting a sitter isn’t an option most nights. We usually save it for special occasions. Dinner out can (…)
Healthy family relationships are vital. I realize this more now that I’m older and the mom to 4 great kids. My oldest is only a few weeks shy of turning 10. Over the past decade I have seen a slow and steady moral decline in our entertainment industry. I’m sure (…)