Participation trophies or awards send the wrong message to kids.

PARTICIPATION TROPHIES: THEY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD!!

Were you an athlete when you were a child? At the end of the season, did each child on your team receive a participation trophy or award?     What lessons did you learn by receiving a participation trophy? Did you learn anything about real life? When my son was about 9 he played on…

No! The entire class is not invited!

NO! THE ENTIRE CLASS IS NOT INVITED!

What is the invitation etiquette for children’s birthday parties? Does it say somewhere that you must invite your child’s entire class to her birthday party? My daughter, who I affectionately refer to as “Lil Ms. Sunshine” recently hit a major milestone….the BIG “5”!! While planning for this year’s birthday party, I recalled the daunting task…

Breastfeeding or nursing your baby.

MY BEST ALTERNATIVE TO BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding or nursing your baby is one of the most intimate bonding experiences of motherhood.   However, that experience which went so smoothly with my first born started off as an emotional train wreck with my daughter!! Breastfeeding is not for everyone! But many who choose (or are able) to nurse their child often enjoy…

Stop Your Negative Self Talk

YOUR NEGATIVE SELF-TALK NEGATIVELY AFFECTS YOUR CHILD

How is your child internalizing your negative self-talk?    As a young child, my mother demanded that I be strong and not let “them” see me cry! Now, reflecting on those moments, I am 100% certain that my determination to be strong and ultimately the strength I exhibit in life is due to my mother.…

6 Tips To Unplug Your Child

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME?

  Is your child addicted to technology? I’m always so impressed by the two-year-old sitting in the shopping cart at the supermarket who manipulates her mom’s mobile device like a BOSS! Or the four-year-old who unlocks an iPhone with ease and without adult assistance. But just as impressed as I am about the technological savvy…