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Taking Care of You to Better Care for Them

Let's be real, parenting is incredibly challenging. It can be emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting. Arguably some of the hardest parts of parenting are handling situations where your child is upset, mad or frustrated. It can cause stress for both you and your child. Helping your child handle these negative emotions is tough but crucial in their emotional development. There are lots of... Keep Reading

How Technology Impacts Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. Both you and your child need regular sleep to keep your brains active and focused throughout the day.  It's especially important for your child, as their brain is growing and developing while they sleep. Digital technology being so entwined in our lives can negatively affect sleep patterns. Here are some ways electronic... Keep Reading

Patience in a Have It Now World

pa • tience   noun the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset Synonyms: forbearance, tolerance, restraint, self-restraint, stoicism When I was little, I remember my parents saving money to replace their broken 1950's mid-century modern, orange leather couch. I have a vivid memory of my father readjusting the tan wooden leg as he... Keep Reading

Importance of Family Time

Family time is incredibly important for raising a healthy and secure child. Experts agree that attention from their parents and family helps lower anxiety and promotes success in children. The holiday season provides a great opportunity to bring your family together for some quality time. Interactive family time where both the adults and the children are actively engaged has a multitude of... Keep Reading

Gratitude in an Unappreciative World

grat • i • tude   noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness Synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, indebtedness "He expressed his gratitude to his sister for doing his chore by saying thank you and helping her take out the trash." What does gratitude look like? Gratitude is one of the most misunderstood... Keep Reading