Potty training is one of those trials all parents face. Some parents start as early as 18 months to potty train their kids but I personally waited until my daughter was 2 years old to start. Here are some of the tips that worked for us. Be patient. Patience is a must when starting potty training. You will get frustrated. Your child may not want to sit on the toilet or the potty chair. He will have accidents. It happens, just try to be patient. And know when to back off and start again ... Continue Reading
Potty training toddlers can be a frustrating experience. Here are some tips to get your child onto the potty and going with ease.
Make tofu into toddler-approved replacements for chicken nuggets and other fun recipes.
Getting kids to try a new food can be a huge challenge. Choruses of "Ew!" or "That's gross!" (or “Ookies!” from my toddler) seem to greet each kitchen innovation. But a diverse diet is essential to growing children, both to meet their nutritional needs and to help them develop a varied palate. A great addition to a child's diet is tofu. "Tofu is a highly nutritious part of a toddler's healthy diet as it is filled with protein, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats, all of which are known to ... Continue Reading
A home-based toddler classroom should be literacy-rich and foster opportunities for structured, rule-governed play and unstructured imaginative play.
Homeschooling has become a trending option for stay-at-home moms nowadays. The Home Education Study Institute (NHERI) found that since 2003, the number of homeschooled students has more than doubled and is steadily increasing at a rate of 15% annually. School usually begins at age 3, but because children develop so rapidly between 12 and 36 months, it is important not to overlook the need for a learning environment for this age group. While published curriculum options are available for ... Continue Reading
Steps to take to find the perfect preschool for your toddler.
When I decided to put my three-year-old daughter in preschool this fall, I was at a loss at where to begin. Even though I'm a retired teacher, I had to start with the basics. Most Expensive Isn't Necessarily Best Every parent wants their child in the best possibly school regardless of it being preschool or college. Unfortunately, many of these schools are very expensive. Immediately, we took those off our list. My husband works hard for me to stay at home with our children, which doesn't ... Continue Reading
Learn how to start potty training your boys with these tips and tricks.
There is a theory that it is harder to potty train boys than girls. But as a mom of two boys and my closest friends having boys, I can say that our boys were potty trained by the time they were two. In other words, six boys were potty trained between the ages of 17 - 24 months. And it wasn't hard. So how do you get started potty training your boys? 1. Have a Potty Seat Ready: Have a simple, easy seat that doesn't have a lot of crevices to clean or a cushion that will soak up waste. When boys ... Continue Reading
Get in your exercise, strengthen, and tone – with your baby in tow.
When it comes to being mom to a baby or toddler, shedding post-pregnancy pounds and gaining muscle mass are just not high on the priority list. In the midst of feeding, changing, burping, bathing, soothing, and loving your new little bundle of joy - you barely have time to think about when you're going to do laundry (or when was the last time you showered) - much less when you'll have time to go to the gym to exercise. Here are some great ways to get in some strength training and toning at ... Continue Reading