The New Trend for Parenting: “GRIT”

   Surprise, surprise. They are now finding that all the TLC we shower upon our children may NOT be what they need to succeed. A good self-esteem is very essential, don’t get me wrong, but not allowing our children to problem solve obstacles in their lives, and, instead, nurturing them through difficulties may not be…

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The Importance of Teaching Independant Play

    Okay you need a little break from all the chaos that living in a child’s world gives you on a consistent basis. Should you take a break while they are awake or only while they’re sleeping? What if you need to make a quick phone call to make a doctor’s appointment or arrange a…

Children and Their Boots

So, why is it that toddlers always, and I mean, ALWAYS choose to wear boots? It’s blistering hot outside, and given the choice a toddler will choose boots even if it is snow boots. I’ve seen toddlers in snow boots, cowboy boots, rubber boots while wearing swimsuits, dresses, shorts (my all time favorite), birthday suits…