If you’ve ever witnessed a birthday boy or girl opening gifts at his or her “kid party,” you’ve noticed that the whole point appears to be to mow through the entire stack as quickly as possible with only small attention to who gave what or to how much anyone spent.....With kids all gifts are created equal.
Does your child fight with playmates? Does your child have trouble sharing? Katie Malinski, LCSW, coaches a family with an 8-year old son on how to overcome trouble with playmates.
Oh boy! Getting several toddlers together for a play date can be…a learning experience. I considered investing in a really fancy whistle until I learned that there are several steps I can take to help make play dates easy, breezy for both me, my kids and their playmates. Cover the rules with your kids before […]
Over the holidays, I shared with my friends that I was planning to write an article about the social etiquette of bringing kids to parties (or not!) and if they could all weigh in. Whoa, I received a very unanimous, strong opinion on the topic. So here it goes
Researchers found that for children aged two-and-a-half every hour of television viewing over the recommended maximum of 2 hours per day reduces their kindergarten performance in vocabulary, math skills, classroom engagement, physical coordination, and social skills.
All small children are messy eaters. At home their drips and drops supplement the dog’s diet. But in a public eatery, kids’ messiness adds to the work of waitstaff or, at the very least, interferes with the dining experience of the next customers.
There’s a lot of pressure right now for preschool kids to learn academic stuff. This pushes traditional play activities into the background but that’s a mistake. It’s important for parents to stick up for their children’s right to play without any sort of obvious goal. Here’s why…