Why Kids Benefit from Close Relationships with Grandparents

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 9/29/2017 to Parenting Tips
children benefit from close relationships with their grandparents

Grandparents offer children unconditional love. They play games with them, love to babysit them, can be their biggest cheerleaders and often spoil them rotten. If your child is lucky enough to have a grandparent in their life, you should make developing that relationship a priority and here’s why.

How to Ease Your Child's Fear About Dentists

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 9/26/2017 to Parenting Tips
how to help your child with their fear of dentists

Even young kids can have anxiety about going to see a dentist. It can be scary and uncomfortable to have someone poking and prodding around in their mouth.

If you’ve had a lifelong fear of the dentist and you don’t want your child to suffer the same fate, here are some ways for you to break that cycle.

How to Break Your Child of the Hitting Habit

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 9/21/2017 to Parenting Tips
how to break your kid of the hitting habit

When your toddler starts hitting other children, grandparents, random strangers and even you, it’s time to deal with that problem before it gets any more out of hand.

If your toddler’s aggression is out of control, here are some methods to help you cope while you nip this bad habit in the bud.

Ways to Build Up Your Emergency Fund

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 9/18/2017 to Life as a Mom
building up your emergency fund

When you’re a parent, an emergency fund can be all that stands between you and financial panic. Emergency funds can give you peace of mind and help you sleep at night when your child has a health crisis, your refrigerator conks out or your car starts making weird sounds.

But building up that fund can be a challenge when you’re a parent with so many other financial obligations. Here are a few ways to painlessly build up your cash reserves.

7 Classic Books Your Toddler Will Love

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 9/14/2017 to Parenting Tips
classic books your child will love

We all know how important reading is to a child’s development and how an early introduction to books could help foster a lifelong love of reading. But picking out material that your child is sure to love isn’t easy.

If you’re looking for a book that your child will always cherish, here are some timeless classics that have delighted generations of children.

Life Lessons Kids Learn from Their Working Moms

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 9/11/2017 to Working Moms
life lessons from working moms

Some moms feel guilty for working so much because it takes away some of the time they feel they should be spending with their children. But kids can learn great lessons from their working moms, so don’t feel bad about those hours you spend away from home.

Here are some of the things children can learn from their working moms.

Keep Your Child’s Room Organized With These Tips

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 9/7/2017 to Parenting Tips
keeping your child's room organized

You may think you have a handle on the organization of your child’s room, but it can all quickly spiral out of control. All it takes is a birthday with an influx of gifts for your child and suddenly you realize that their bedroom can’t hold everything anymore.

If you’re wondering where to put everything and how to organize it, here are some tips to help you.

Old-Fashioned Activities Your Child Will Love

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 9/4/2017 to Parenting Tips
old fashioned activities for your child

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult for a child to grasp how different things were for you and their grandparents when you were kids.

Whether you’re trying to introduce them to things you held precious when you were a kid or show them how your parents liked to pass their time, here are a few ideas that will be sure to delight them.

What Your Child Can Learn from Preschool

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 9/1/2017 to Parenting Tips

what your child can learn from preschool

Parents are often split on whether their child should attend preschool or if they should just wait until kindergarten to attend school. Some parents hate the thought of their little baby heading off to school and figure they can just cover the basics at home themselves.

But while your child is at preschool, they are learning far more than just how to count to 10 or differentiate between colors. Here is what they really spend that time learning.