18 May · Bibi · No Comments

5 Ideas to Cure Summer Boredom

Chances are that your kids are counting down the days until their summer vacation begins. You may not be sharing the same excitement level because the start of their vacation means you need to start finding ways to keep them busy and from hearing those dreaded words, “I’m bored”.   While you can always take …

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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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14 Dec · Bibi · No Comments

How iPads are improving daycare and making your life easier

Technology plays a major part in our daily lives, from our phones to our tablets; the way we do things is greatly shaped by our devices. Even childcare is influenced by technological tools through several apps that are now offered. These apps are actually improving the way daycares operate and are making parents’ lives easier …

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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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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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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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20 Feb · Bibi · No Comments

Sweet Parent-Child Date Ideas

CC Image Courtesy of Rob Briscoe on Flickr Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and while the holiday is usually spent with a romantic partner, it’s also a great excuse to show your kids how much you love them. Cards and candy are always appreciated, but why not take your child on a …

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