Parenting Advice

Teach your child not to interrupt in one simple step

Mom, mom, mom… How many times did you child try to ask you something when you were talking to someone? I bet, many! How to teach children to wait and not interrupt, but to show them that you know that they want to ask something? We loved the article by Kate Gribble on www.aneverydaystory.com about how to teach [...]

Perfect Night Time Routine for a Busy Toddler

There are many mistakes to make while putting a baby or tot to sleep. Important question is – how to fix it? First and foremost: I DO NOT believe in crying it out methods.  Not a little bit.  Not “I’ll sit by the door”.  Not “just for five minutes.”  It is unnatural to the baby, [...]

What’s the Perfect Age to Learn How to Swim

Splash.  Not a moment of hesitation.  Thousands of tiny droplets cover the sides of the pool.  The first thing emerging from a distant blue bottom is a happy grin with a few missing teeth.  Another dive and with a few confident strokes he reaches the other side of the pool.  The ball is his again. [...]

How to Turn a Party Character from a Bedtime Monster into Child’s Dream-Come-True

My kid LOVES Elmo.  We have toys with Elmo, shirts with Elmo, toothbrush with Elmo. Even his first word was Elmo.  Inviting Elmo character to the birthday party seems like a great idea, right? Well, honestly, it depends.  It depends how on your party organization.  Most of the time kids’ favorite character shows at the [...]

SOS! Help with chores! Tips for housebreaking a husband.

It all began with my girlfriend’s frantic call the other night: the nanny is leaving, hiring up another one is not an option, how am I going to manage?  Work, and kids… it is just too much! I would never be able to do all the things that I do, if not for my husband’s [...]

Public Tantrum: Common Mistakes Before, During and Afterwards.

The dreaded.  The terrifying.  The embarrassing.  The ear-splitting.  The Public Tantrum.  The king of all tantrums. I am happy to say that I haven’t had a lot of those.  Yet, two days ago, I’ve got the biggest one I’ve ever faced: my usually calm and cheerful five year old, after a terrific day and an [...]