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16 Jun · Bibi · No Comments

The Negative Effects of Timeouts—And How to Do Them Right

Ah, the timeout: the go-to form discipline for countless parents. When your young children are misbehaving, timeouts allow you to show your kids that their actions are inappropriate while at the same time giving yourself a short reprieve from the intense emotions of the moment.     But are timeouts actually effective? And can timeouts …

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9 Jun · Bibi · One Comment

Easy Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make

  One of the best gifts you can receive from your kids is something that they made by hand (especially with you in mind!). So, this Father’s Day consider helping your kids make dad a gift he’ll treasure. From rock paperweights to hand print art, there are lots of fun ideas out there. Here are …

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2 Jun · Bibi · No Comments

5 Tips for Helping Your Kids Transition from School to Summer

  Photo credit: pexels.com     Summer is just a few weeks away, which means it’s time for family vacations, camp, playdates, and lots of fun. But as exciting as this time is for kids, it’s not always an easy for transition for them—or their families. Parents worry about keeping their kids occupied, maintaining learning, …

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30 May · Bibi · No Comments

Essential Water Safety Tips for Toddlers

    The warm weather brings lots of opportunities to have fun in the water, but it also brings dangers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people in the U.S. die every day from unintentional drowning, and of these, two are children age 14 and under. In fact, drowning is …

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18 May · Bibi · No Comments

5 Fun Dances and Dance Games to Teach Young Kids

Not only is dancing fun for young kids, but it can improve their physical health and boost their social skills, communication skills, and self-esteem. What’s more, teaching your kids how to do these dances—and possibly doing the dance with them—is sure to make for lots of laughs and fun! Here are five easy dances and …

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14 May · Bibi · No Comments

7 Things Your Child Can Learn from Having a Pet

Photo credit: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com From their hilarious antics to their unconditional love, pets light up our lives. And while we adults love our pets dearly, children can have an especially strong bond with animals. Not only do pets provide children with entertainment and affection, but they also teach them about responsibility, compassion, trust, coping with loss, …

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27 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

Fun Mother-Child Date Ideas for Mother’s Day

Photo credit: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com   Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday May 14th, and what better day to celebrate (other than a spa day, of course) than a fun “date” with your kids?   From catching a play to sneaking out of the house for breakfast, there are plenty of options. And the good news …

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20 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

3 Artistic Play Date Ideas for Preschoolers

Photo credit: AngryJulieMonday on Flickr     Arts and crafts are a great way to keep your children entertained, build their creativity, and boost their motor and problem-solving skills. They’re fun for kids when they’re working on them alone or with mom and dad, but they’re especially enjoyable when they get to do them with …

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14 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

How Birth Order Affects Your Child’s Personality

Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org     Your sister is a natural leader and always taking care of others; your brother, the most introverted of the bunch, is the peacemaker of the family. And you? You’re fun-loving and adventurous.   Were you and your siblings just born this way? Are these your natural personalities? Or do they …

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6 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

Family Road Trips: How to Prepare, Entertain Your Toddler, and Maintain Your Sanity

Photo credit: State Farm on Flickr The good news is that if you’re reading this, you’re still alive—which means you may already have survived a road trip with your toddler. Unfortunately, you may have to partake in one of these adventures again in the future. To ensure that everyone makes it to your destination in …

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