Category: Parenting Tips

How to Tell if Your Child Can Benefit from Speech Therapy

Learning to speak and communicate effectively is an essential part of a child’s development. Every child acquires verbal and non-verbal skills to express themselves as they grow older. Even younger kids who have not yet learned to form words indicate their needs using signs and body language. Typically, caregivers are attuned to the child’s signals and understand what they want....

Fun Stay At Home Halloween Activities For Families

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. You can imagine my disappointment when I figured out that this year traditional Halloween activities would be cancelled.  I had planned on this being L’s first year to go trick or treating since he’s finally talking and ready to do this. However, 2020 had different plans and in an effort to make the...

How To Create A Homeschool Schedule For Kindergarten

You’ve got your curriculum picked out, your supplies are ready to go, and you feel prepared to start homeschooling your kindergartner this year. Now all you need is a schedule to follow. I’ve got you covered. Today you are going to learn how to set up a schedule that works for you and your kid in Kindergarten.  Why Homeschooling Is...

The Best Homeschooling Advice For Beginners

I was reading an article the other day and in it they were talking about how 40% of parents are “very likely” to do at home schooling with their children in the fall. It got me thinking, with so many parents ready to take the plunge in teaching their children at home, what are some things they will need help...

How To Raise Anti-Racist Kids – Resources and Advice

As my family and I actively work to become anti-racist I realize the struggle that other white parents may be having. My son struggled with speech delay and still lacks important communication skills. I’ve struggled with teaching him about racism and how to be anti-racist.  The reality in our lives is we live in a predominantly white area of Pittsburgh,...

ABC Mouse – What Parents Need To Know

About 6 months ago I was looking for a preschool curriculum to help me teach my then 4 year old son. While he was doing great with numbers, letters, and colors, he was still working on shapes. In my research I found ABC Mouse and I was excited to get L started with the program. I felt it was the...

How To Stay Calm and Self Isolate With Your Family

With the Coronavirus pandemic hitting the states my husband and I took some time this week to plan out how we can prepare. As of right now Pittsburgh only has two confirmed cases but we know how quickly this spreads. The truth is right now we just don’t know how far spread this virus already is. While my anxiety is...

How To Teach Your Child To Read

We all know the importance of reading to your child and the importance of giving your child the love of reading. Reading improves concentration and vocabulary. It also helps them to develop an imagination and do better in school. With all the benefits of reading you know that teaching your child to read and helping them find a love of...

How To Throw A Kid’s Birthday Party At Home

I don’t know about you but when I was a kid my birthday parties were usually just me, my parents, and extended family. We didn’t go all out for kids birthday parties and the few I had consisted of my friends and me playing in our big basement. Birthday parties for kids these days are big events that usually involve...
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