Can you recall a time when you were bullied as a kid? I can. I clearly remember what it is like to be teased, shunned and physically overwhelmed by someone bigger and stronger than myself. It felt awful.
First, the bad news. At some point in their school career, your child will probably be bullied. The good news? Getting a bully to leave you alone is a skill that can be taught. Even to children who are just starting out in pre-school.
Here are the 3 C’s that you need to teach your child so that they can get bullies to leave them alone.
Does your husband have any dad “boyfriends”? Did you ever wonder what it’s like for dads to start a relationship?
For me, it turned out to be just like regular dating (at least how I remember it), and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
Here’s my story:
The conversation started innocently enough. Just two guys and their 2-year old boys hanging out at the park, getting in some last minute run-around time before the sun went down.
There are lots of difficult things you have to figure out when you’re a parent. For example, how do you clean puke out of a shag carpet? What do you do with a pee-soaked mattress? Also, is it possible to get marbles out of a toilet? But oh, if only all of the problems of parenthood could be easily solved with a quick search of ehow, or a frantic call to Roto Rooter.
“Who’d you play with today?”
Mattel teamed up with children’s physical activity specialist Rae Pica, to talk about physical activity and the benefits of Rough and Tumble play. Pica shares that Rough and Tumble play is a positive and necessary form of play for children, particularly boys.
Well, summer’s over and school has started. I’m back to waking up early, driving carpools, making lunches, helping with homework, and my all-time favorite, worrying about my kids’ social lives.
Vacation. It’s a great time for families to experience new things and have fun adventures, but it can also wreak havoc on a child’s sleep routine. Sleeping in a new place is never easy and you can expect that there will be interruptions to the sleeping patterns that your children have become so accustomed to.
Knowing this going in - in addition to the tips below - will make for a smoother transition and a better vacation time for all!
"I’m embarrassed to ask this…what will they think of me?"
This is what many parents told us when we talked about the importance of asking “safety questions” of another parent or friend before sending kids off to a play date, sleep over or sports practice.