Childcare

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bedtime Power Struggle? 5 Unusual Tips to Make Bedtime Routine Better!

You already know the basics: the routine, the schedule, the story.  Yet, getting your adorable little one to bed can still a power struggle.  Or may be you are still crosseyed after all nighttime awakenings.  There are a few uncommon ideas that can help you make the “sweet dreams” process closer to your dreams instead [...]

And internet bully called this child with down syndrome “ugly”. Here is mom’s response.

None of us should ignore unacceptable behavior. We command the strong mom Megan Davies Mennes for not ignoring the senseless internet hater. Here is the full text of her reply as it appears on her blog. Dear Troll, Since I started blogging about my son Quinn and his disability, I knew this day would come. There’s no [...]