Childcare

5 things I wish I never said to my kids

“I was a wonderful parent before I had children.” I think that Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish said this about me. When my first baby was born, I was devouring everything ever written under the sun, that was related to raising happy children, using positive discipline, letting them enjoy the special gift of early education [...]

Stop doing your kids’ homework and overloading them with activities! Or don’t?

Leisurely opening my Facebook page this morning I get startled by the screaming title of the first post: “Stop doing your kids’ homework!” The burst of fiery energy is just sweeping all the leisureness of this morning away, as I drawn in deeper into the article… You’ve seen it, I am sure. You definitely seen [...]

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 [...]

Holding kids back for school. To hold or not to hold?

“I am not sure what to do about my son, “- my friend leans over the table, over adorable baby shower decorations, over the plates with croissants and danishes. “Should I sign him up for school now or hold him back for another year?” Not your usual baby shower type of question. Yet very, very, [...]

Scientific way to build your child’s confidence in minutes

…and for years to come. Everyone could use a confidence boost. I know I need one a lit more often than I am eager to admit. And when it comes to my kids, they would benefit with a truckload of that goodness! So when I recently discovered this tip, I could not believe my own [...]

Homemade Natural Cough Remedy for Kids

“Tylenol is bad for a liver. Don’t you dare giving it to kids too often.” “Mucinex doesn’t really heal your kid’s cough: it is just removing the symptoms and giving free reign in your kid’s body.” “Do you know how many dyes and artificial ingredients went into this thing you are holding? And that one [...]