There is an utterly shocking number of websites that my son uses during his school week. Several of them are for math, there are a few for reading, and there are a couple that cover both math and reading. I understand that each website is different and tracking different skills, but I dislike how many there are. A few weeks ago, my son brought home a flyer touting a new website that we could use at home. That flyer went into the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 14, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments
UPDATE: Ellie is currently hooked with Boss Baby.
It was a relief! We memorized both songs and lines in Moana and even with eyes closed we know the scenes by heart. Who wouldn’t? We watched Moana and Maui for more than 100 times already.Now that Ellie is turning two, she can easily pick up words and phrases and one of the developments that we noticed is that she is into pretend play and make-believe. Just like Tim (the young boy in Boss Baby). In the story, Tim has a great imagination…Continue
Added by Abigail on July 10, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments
Like many parents, I struggle with my son's screentime. Sure, we have rules in place to limit the amount of time he has per day, but that is only a start. When we consider content that he is allowed to access, "play time" versus more educational materials, and his behavior upon learning his time is up (children have a hard time with the concept of how fast time can move), I find it is a subject that I need to revisit more often than I…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 8, 2017 at 6:31am — No Comments
Added by Lorë Phillips on May 5, 2017 at 2:19pm — No Comments
I'm back to work and lots of my coworkers have stated that they plan on getting healthier in the New Year. I'm not big on resolutions (I like challenges instead), but I try to remain supportive of their efforts and take walks with them whenever they need a buddy. I think that anything we can do to move more in the day is a good goal.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 11, 2017 at 6:25am — No Comments
Here is an infographic on developmental milestones your preschooler goes through.
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Added by Lynda Way on September 7, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Have you ever handed your iPad or phone to your kid when he/she is fussy? What about when they are having a full-blown tantrum? I'm sure many of us have done this. It's probably not our proudest parenting moment, but it happens.
What if this was a common (almost daily) occurrence in your family? What do you think the effect of this would have on your child? These are all questions that researchers are beginning to explore. The the rapid onset of tablets and…
Added by Amy Webb on May 2, 2016 at 11:40pm — No Comments
My husband’s biggest pet peeve with me is that the dishes never seem to get done. The house can be spotless, the kids are still alive and thriving and yet if there are dishes stacked in the sink then the whole world is going to end.
A while ago I followed the organizational guru The Fly Lady, who’s first step…Continue
Added by Patty Gordon on March 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
When my son was a baby we had a lot of toys that made noise. Press a button, and something would make a sound and light up. We ended up removing the batteries from a lot of the toys because there was no volume control and they were just too loud. I liked playing with simple toys with my son: Board books, blocks, cars. And that seems to be what he loved playing with the most, too. I remember many afternoons of him lining up long rows of…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 28, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
I keep a few older videos of my son on my phone. I like to watch them and compare what he was like a few years ago to how he is today. One of the items that I notice right away is how he talks. Not necessarily how much he talks (although I notice that, too) but the way he pronounced his words. At the time I took the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 8, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments
When my first child was just a baby three years ago I was at a loss at how to start giving baby foods. What do you start with? Jars or homemade? How often and how much should I give? This topic is not something that is thoroughly discussed often in doctor’s offices and I found it difficult to find answers when looking online. My doctor just suggested that I could start rice cereals at around four months and start introducing other puree’s slowly from there. So that is exactly what I did. At…Continue
Added by Tori Hamilton on November 16, 2015 at 12:33am — No Comments
Kids become not what we want them to but what we are to them. It won't be wrong to say that kids in most cases are just the mirror image of their parents. From the time they are born till the age of six, they have a great sense of observation and their ability to imitate helps them learn and adapt to the world.…Continue
Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 13, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
Life is a series of challenges filled with surprises.. And that's what makes life interesting. One of the biggest challenges could also be bringing up our children who are closest to our hearts and means the world to us... It can be an out of the world experience for many whereas many would have their world upside down with lack of patience n perseverance ....…Continue
Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 1, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
My husband relayed a recent article to me about a girl's basketball coach who was suspended temporarily after his team ran up the…
There is a really good reason why feedback is so critical in the product development process.
Hmm, interesting. Tell me more.
If you go down a path without prospective customer feedback, you run the risk that you will never be able to gain traction in the marketplace. You WILL feel strongly about your product. This is pretty much a guarantee. It's hard not to take criticism personally when you've poured your heart and soul into your idea but develop a thick skin…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on October 27, 2014 at 11:04pm — No Comments
As children gradually grow, they learn to recognize and understand a particular situation and emotions related to it. They learn the difference between anger and frustration and put words to explain what they are feeling inside. Children must learn to recognize what’s going on in their mind and what they feel inside their heart. This proper equilibrium will help children in dealing with different situations. Click to read more on …Continue
Added by Lynda Way on October 17, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments
Before I joined Scentsy I was struggling working 2 jobs and practically homeless. After some mis-communication over parking tickets my husband and I decided to work on our marriage. One of the things I made clear was that I wanted to be independent and continue to work from home, but also make money from home. The kids were in daycare and my…Continue
Added by Victoria Sconion on September 3, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Like a lot of parents, I often think about the nature/nurture influences on my son. In addition to his daddy's captivating eyes will he inherit a love of playing music, too? My little guy has already showed some proficiency at telling stories like his Mom, but will that skill…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 20, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments
Do you feel the intense pressure to make sure that your child knows how to speak his/her mother tongue?
Because I do.
I remember that even when I was pregnant, my family members would continuously remind me about the importance of Olive learning how to speak her native Chinese. I never really thought too much about it – I didn’t think it would be too…Continue
Added by Jody Che on June 17, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments