3 Fun Activities to Inspire Kids to Love Our Planet

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“I believe that eco-education should start early, and that sustainability can be fun and it can (and should) be taught to our little ones through engaging activities and materials. Read on for three eco-activities to inspire your little ones,” says Maria Gagos in this relatable and easy-to-read blog post. Read More

Six Tips to Help Kids De-Stress

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Sometimes, we (and I do mean we) get so busy with ensuring that kids meet their grade-level benchmarks, that we forget that kids are not at all immune to stress. Just because they’re younger, just because they don’t pay the bills, doesn’t mean they don’t experience anxiety. Below are six tips to help kiddos tap the reset button. Read More

Gratitude

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As I’m making my first coffee of the day, my husband comes downstairs dressed in a suit jacket, dress shirt, tie…and shorts. He casually flashes me a smile as he walks into his home office to begin his court hearing. My kids start asking me for a snack when it dawns on me: over the past few months my home has turned into a Gym, Court of law, Elementary School and Restaurant. Read More

Using Allowance to Teach Life Skills

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The reality is that allowances aren’t about money. Allowances are about parenting. This is the lesson I learned while teaching my kids about money. As a mom, I set out to teach my kids about money. What they learned reached far beyond dollars and cents. My children learned essential life skills like confidence, decision-making and responsibility. This mom learned that it wasn’t about the money at all. Read More

Halloween Can Be Just as Sweet This Year

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This is the year to try out some new Halloween activities and experiences with your kids…you might just find some favorites that will become ongoing traditions for your family. One way or another, this will likely be one of their most memorable Halloweens ever! Read More

Learning Activities That Don’t Feel Like Work

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How can we ensure that our kids are staying engaged and learning without asking too much of them (and ourselves)? Here are some easy ideas that will enhance and supplement what your kids are learning through school during their free time at home, without feeling like just more of the same. Read More

Reasons and Ways to Restrict Excessive Screen Time for Your Kids

Reasons and Ways to Restrict Excessive Screen Time for Your Kids

When you allow your toddler to spend a tremendous amount of screen time, it may result in delaying his development of certain skills like sociability and language as per the findings of a Canadian study. In the United States and Canada, experts believe that kids must not get exposed to screen time before they are 18 months of age, at least. Read More