12 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

5 Fun Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us (it’s May 13th, just in case you forgot!). If you haven’t thought about what to get for mom, grandma, or any other special mom figure in your life, we’ve got you covered. Instead of going with the standard flowers, candy, or jewelry, try a homemade gift.   When …

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6 Mar · Bibi · No Comments

Creative Play Ideas

When your kids have been telling you they’re bored for the past half an hour it can be tempting to put a screen in front of their face and walk away. Whether you put in a movie or set up a game to play, giving them screen time may seem like the easy fix to …

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7 Feb · Bibi · No Comments

Teaching Kids Kindness

It’s the time of year where red hearts and the words “I love you” are a dime a dozen. While kids may enjoy being sweet and loving as they celebrate Valentine’s Day what happens the other 364 days of the year? Is kindness and thoughtfulness something we pull out of the closet once a year …

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11 Jan · Bibi · No Comments

Out with the old, in with the new

The New Year is here, filled with new hope and resolutions for many. As parents, you probably have some things you’d like to accomplish; one of them may be to get more organized. When you have kids that task can seem impossible. It’s amazing how much stuff someone so little can accumulate. It’s even more …

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23 Nov · Bibi · No Comments

Teaching Children Gratitude Year Round

Thanksgiving time is here and everyone gets into being grateful and saying thanks…for one day. What about the other 364 days? Are we not thankful or do we forget that it’s still important to show it?     Being grateful ourselves and teaching children gratitude all year round is something that is priceless. It only …

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25 Oct · Bibi · No Comments

3 Ways to Help Your Child Outgrow their Pacifier

  The heartfelt sobbing and desperate pointing can only mean one thing: your little one wants their pacifier! Most children learn to find comfort in pacifiers and breaking that habit is difficult.     Good communication, trying new things and consistency will help your child mature and let go of their pacifier.        …

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17 Oct · Bibi · No Comments

Let’s talk about Good touch & Bad touch

  Well, IT’S TIME! If you think it’s too early to talk to your child about it, pause and think again! While you raise your little prince/princess with the utmost love, care & affection, you cannot be everywhere at any given point in time. As your child starts growing up and learns to become independent, they …

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4 Aug · Bibi · No Comments

What Behaviors to Expect from Your Toddler

Photo credit: David D/Flickr     Embracing nap time, putting on their own shoes, and sitting for 15 minutes in “circle time” at preschool: Are these behaviors really too much to ask from our 1- to 3-year-olds?   The short answer is yes—sometimes.   Many parents are guilty of overestimating their child’s ability to control …

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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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