Is Daycare Right for Your Kids?

Posted by Cindy Perry on 1/27/2015
For busy parents, daycare can be your saving grace. The ability for you to go to work all day and provide for the family, while also having someone to take care of your child, is something that many parents cherish. While daycares certainly provide some peace of mind, it’s not always all positives. Here are some pros and cons of daycare for your children:

Table Manners for Kids: 5 Basic Rules

Posted by Cindy Perry on 1/26/2015
Good manners are skills that help your kid succeed in multiple areas of their life; in class, with friends, with future employers, etc. These good manners can start in your own home, and more specifically at the dinner table. If you teach your children how to behave properly at a young age, it’ll be sure to carry on with them throughout their lives. Here are some tips for teaching kids table manners:

How to Help Your Kids Develop Strong Reading Skills

Posted by Cindy Perry on 1/14/2015
Strong reading skills are critical for academic and professional success. The only problem is that many of today’s kids would rather watch television or play a video game than read a book.

House Safety Tips for Parents of Toddlers

Posted by Cindy Perry on 1/12/2015

An accident or injury can occur in any part of your home, and especially when there are small children present. Some safety hazards are obvious, such as a toy truck left lying at the top of the stairs, but others are not so easily identified.

Small Acts of Kindness to Do With Your Kids

Posted by Cindy Perry on 1/12/2015
Kindness is contagious. When we’re kind to someone, we improve their mood and make it likely that they’ll be kind to someone else. If everyone were a little kinder to one another, we can improve the lives of the whole world. Start the trend by teaching kindness to your children. Here are some small acts that you can do with your kids to get the ball rolling.

Developing a Human

Posted by Cindy Perry on 1/11/2015
Recently I became aware of this animated infographic by Tabletop Whale. It shows a human embryo and fetus development from conception to birth. I think it’s a fascinating display and truly makes me marvel at the complexity of the human body. It made me consider just what happens during pregnancy, so here’s a week-by-week breakdown.

5 Best Development Boosting Games for Infants

Posted by Cindy Perry on 1/2/2015
Fun baby games can boost your child's skills and development!  They don't need to be complicated, and if your child is very young, they shouldn't be.  You’re probably already doing most of these!  Here are some development-boosting games for infants:

Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Posted by Cindy Perry on 1/1/2015
Tantrums are an inevitable part of childhood. Everyone thinks that tantrums seem to only happen to their children, but all families experience them. When the behaviors start, use these tips to deal with your child’s tantrums.