Encouraging your child to become an independent learner

Girl doing homework on her own.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there was considerable fear from parents that children will fall behind without the structure and routine that in-person school provides. However, virtual school showed us just how resilient and capable our children actually are! They overcame a whole new school setting, and learned to complete many tasks, chores and parts of […]

Give your child the gift of belonging

girl and her mom painting on paper together

For humans, a sense of belonging is crucial to our quality of life: it affects our happiness, mental and physical health, and life satisfaction. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you– we can all agree that one of the best parts of our lives is getting together and sharing memories with others. For […]

Practice kindness this month with your kids

Kid hugging grandma in the kitchen

Most people think February is all about Valentine’s Day, but did you know that February is also the month of kindness? Every February 17th, people come together to celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day — many families and schools choose to dedicate an entire week, or even month, to this holiday! Love and kindness go […]

How to spend time with your kids when you’re busy

kids playing around a working mom

Life is busy. By the time work, school, extracurriculars, chores, and homework are finally all done, the day might be over before you even have the chance to simply spend time with your kids. Thankfully, research has found that when it comes to spending time with your kids, quality trumps quantity — it’s not about […]

Childhood Developmental Milestones

child playing with blocks

While the world has seemed to pause during the ongoing pandemic, child development has not. Children have continued to learn and grow, but now in very different ways. They suddenly stopped attending in-person school, seeing their friends and family, and going to birthday parties, field trips and other events that we used to take for […]

My Year in Review – Printable

We finally wrap up the past year and prepare to begin a brand new year.  At the beginning of a new year we traditionally look back on our year and think about the amazing things that have happened to us, granted this year it may be a little harder. As I look back and think […]

Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

Let’s face it, the holiday season is busy! Which can cause a lot of stress for some parents. Now more than ever is a great time to get the kids helping out with household chores! Not only is it going to help alleviate your stress, it’s also going to teach your kids valuable life skills. […]

Teaching your Child Social and Emotional Skills will Improve their Learning

Because COVID-19 put in-person school on hold — well, put life on hold — young children have been missing out on developing social and emotional skills from social experiences. Now, more than ever before, we turn to the parents for this crucial part of early child development. Parent-child interactions can provide children with early socialization […]