* A child’s mind is a delicate & susceptible thing – does this mean writers of children’s book should always be inclined to conclude with a happy ending? A recent article discusses the effects a book with a bleak ending could have on young readers. Very interesting indeed!
* The early years of a child’s life is filled with changes and transitions, which is why it is important to give your child a sense of stability by defining basic everyday routines. This post covers the matter nicely, including a breakdown and recommendations for adding stability in these crucial early years.
* We loved this amusing, nostalgic, and most importantly – informative and educational – post about parenting tips taken from The Cosby Show! Cliff and Clair Huxtable are without a doubt two of our fave eighties parents
* A parent’s day tends to be less structured during the summertime, as our schedules change and the days are more relaxed (and hot!) Here is a list of 10 things parents can do to support their children’s language development process during these days.
* In case you missed it… an excellent article about implementing game theory strategies into parenting – some of these tips are truly inspiring! Definitely worth the read
* Many toddlers (if not all) go through a bed-wetting phase. It’s inevitable, it’s understandable, but it doesn’t mean that as parents we have to just sit back and let it take its course… Here are 5 tips to help your toddler get through their bed-wetting phase, sooner rather than later.
* Parenting teens is tough! Your children may push you away, pick fights, and generally act like “toddlers on hormones”, but even during these rocky adolescent years, your babies are still your babies… Here are two interesting articles talking about raising teens – “The Emotional Whiplash of Parenting a Teenager” and “Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager” (*If anything, at least it helps to know you’re not alone!)