Do your children like to draw? Of course they do. Here are some drawing videos I found on YouTube that are child tested and approved by me. Drawing enhances brain development and works like meditation to improve focus and self-regulation. If you are like most parents, you don’t feel confident to help your children with this lofty skill, so these videos could be just what you need. You might even find yourself drawing right along! [Read more…]
You can’t beat hiking with your kids, especially in the fall. The weather is perfect – not too hot, not too cold, just right. The trails aren’t nearly as busy as in the summer since a lot of travelers have gone home to get ready for school. And, it’s beautiful in the woods in the fall. Oh the colors, no matter where you live!
Now, when I say “hiking” I’m not talking about arduous, thigh killer events that make you want to say, “We did it. NEVER doing that again.” We’ve known folks who hike like they have invented speed hiking or something. No slowing down once they hit the trail. But that didn’t work for us, or for our kids. Then we figured out a few things. Here’s what we came up with. [Read more…]
All of the experts agree that crying is a complex behavior. So, a little confusion about it is understandable. When your child cries you feel that confusion, right? Along with many thoughts, and your own emotional reactions. In addition to the “why” question, any parent will also ask themselves…