Is your young child moving for the first time? If so, they may have lots of questions you’ll need to navigate with them. Reading the right books together could help them understand this big life change and work through the big feelings that naturally come with it. We’ve gathered a list of stories you can use to start conversations, set expectations, express and heal grief over the places and people they may be leaving behind—and get them excited about the new adventures ahead!
School is almost back in session. Are you prepared for the year ahead? If you answered no, don’t worry! We’re sharing a back to school checklist that will help ensure your star student starts the year off on the right foot—and your sanity remains intact! Read on for tips on scheduling, meal planning, homework help and more!
Moving can be a big adjustment—especially for children. Regardless of how far you’re moving, the transition may bring up difficult feelings for your kids, so it’s important to reframe their thinking and promote the positive aspects of relocating. There are different strategies and tools for preparing your child, but one way you can help them get excited about the move is to throw them a going away party!
Independence Day is right around the corner and you’re searching for new and exciting ways to celebrate with your pint-sized patriots this year. From red, white and blue refreshments and the best USA-themed bike décor to backyard games the entire family will enjoy, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite 4th of July activities for kids from around the web. Read on for inspiration and ideas.
You’re counting down the days until your upcoming move, but your teenager doesn’t share your enthusiasm. First, take comfort in the fact that their reaction is perfectly normal. Such transition can be difficult, especially for teens who are already undergoing physical, intellectual and personality changes and may feel powerless over the situation and afraid of […]
It looks like many of us will be at home reconnecting with our kids in the coming months. If you’re home and looking for ways to keep your children engaged, check out these fun online activities they can enjoy from the comfort of your great room. PBS Kids GamesThis site provides colorful, educational games for […]
Food allergies. Orthodontics. Childhood obesity rates… There are so many reasons to steer clear of the candy aisle this Halloween. If the thought of handing out the sugary stuff has you spooked, not to worry! You don’t have to greet trick-or-treaters with candy—or even food—to be among the most popular homes on the block this […]
Halloween is days away. Are your little ones prepared for a night of fun (and let’s face it, excess sugar)? If you put the costume hunt off too long and the store shelves are bare, have no fear! We’ve come to the rescue with last-minute DIY Halloween costumes you can put together at home in […]
The lazy days of summer are winding down, and school bells are once again ringing. Following are five back-to-school organizing tips to streamline your routine and help ensure a smooth start to the school year—for you and your star students! Pre-pack snacks and lunches. Meal prep can be incredibly stressful—especially when it’s left to the […]
Holidays like Halloween can build a sense of community and help break the ice with new neighbors, especially if children are involved! Here are a few tips to help make your toddler trick-or-treating a spooktacular success for everyone: Possess the right costume Your costume choice might be the difference between a howling good time and […]