Children are natural creative. They can imagine that there is hot lava on the ground or that all the dolls are really drinking tea. Creativity is not something that we get to once, it is something that we can come back to many times throughout our life. So what happens when a child has a creative block? You can use some of these tips to … Continue reading Promoting Creativity
Do you think that fathers sit around and gloat about whether or not their child is breast fed or formula fed? Do you think that they are commenting to each other whether they let their child cry-it-out or not? Or what about how they disciple their child? Most likely not. So why do mothers sit around and judge one another about how they raise their … Continue reading Mom vs. Mom
There are a lot of parents that feel like the child’s art work needs to fit into a nice little box. Here are a few types to encourage children to use their creativity. Encourage children to ask question Remember to focus on the process and not the finish product. Allow your child to make decisions when possible. Allow your child to use the materials for … Continue reading Encouraging Creativity in Children
Encouragement and Praise When we praise, we send a restricting message (“You’re only worthwhile when you do things well”) But when we encourage, we respond to a wider range of behavior, effort, and improvement. Some children interpret praise as “To be worthwhile, I must do what you want.” When we encourage, we lead children to take responsibility for their own feelings of worth. Praise is … Continue reading Encouragement: The Prime Motivator
Have you ever heard a little voice inside your head saying, “What are you doing???? You know you’re overreacting!” Parents, we all get overwhelmed with the millions of things that need to be done. Here’s the antidote: Take time for yourself. It will recharge you and make you a better parent. Children need to see their parents taking care of themselves in a healthy way. … Continue reading Take care of yourself!
Did you know that you can use cookie cutters for more than cookies? Use them to cut shapes into bologna and other cold cuts. Cut bread out for kids’ lunches or toast for breakfast. Cut pancakes or waffles for something different. Use a heart shaped cutter in the center of slice of bread, brown bread, break egg into center and cook in pan. Use them … Continue reading Spring Fun!