Parenting

Helping Children to Make Friends

Every morning I wake up to the same sound: “Friends will be friends! When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention, – shouting the stereo in my son’s room. As much as I love Queen, I am quite tired of this song. “Tired doesn’t have enough intensity to describe it… yet [...]

Healthy and yummy after-school snacks

Ye, ye, ye. Healthy choices do not usually look as attractive to kids as the junk food. These snacks might be a creative option for you and your children. We like these creative ideas as a school or after-school snacks. Moms liked them. Hope, children will do, too. Let’s keep the fingers crossed! Mozzarella and [...]

US News & World Report released the 2015 college rankings

US News & World Report announced the 2015 college rankings. The world-recognized publisher of news, rankings and consumer analysis focuses on quality and value of education assisting parents and students evaluate their options.  The college ranking lists cover almost 1,800 schools nationwide and come in a various categories, including Best National Universities, Best National Liberal Arts [...]

Starting school. How to ease child’s separation anxiety.

Multiple Choice Question: a. Clutching a blankie. b. Grabbing daddy’s legs. c. Unnecessary vocalizations (i.e. – screaming bloody murder). d. Mommy-strangling with all might of the little hands. Which ones are symptoms of a separation anxiety? Correct! All of the above. I am sitting on a preschool orientation. While the teacher with an nonviably sweet [...]

How children’s friendships work at every age

Case study: the beginning of a perfect day. I managed to squeeze both bikes into the car, drag them to the park and now my older boys can enjoy making rounds all over the park. Somehow, they keep gravitating back to the little patch, where I camped out with their 2 year old brother. Somehow, [...]

Big Magic Trick or How to Get Your Children to Eat Their Fruit

In the days of my BIG research on nutrition (and I mean BIG – – I dove into every nook and cranny), the BIG conclusion I reached regarding fruits, was that the benefits they provide to our bodies are well worth the effort. Ok, that part is a sort of no-brainier that doesn’t require a research… [...]