The Problem: Sitting on my friend’s porch this past weekend, I was thrilled my kids (ages 3.5 and 5) were playing outside soaking it up with a group of new kids. Since mine were the youngest of the bunch, I kept a safe distance until I saw a commotion. When I walked over to see why all ten kids were clambering up the play set, I noticed the two fourth grade girls had taken … [Read more...] about ‘Digital Heroin’ and Kids: A Problem With Manageable Solutions
“Mom, can I ask you something?” my son asked me this as he put away his backpack after coming home from school. “Of course”, I answer, slicing apples and spooning out peanut butter for a snack. “What’s up?” “Why does everyone think I am such a loser? How come no one likes me?” I put down the knife, look my son in the eye and tell him in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS: “You are … [Read more...] about You Are NOT A Loser
When your child comes into the kitchen while you are making dinner, literally armed with an assortment of bugs, snails, and worms up and down her hands and arms, the last thing she is thinking about is washing her hands. That is where children differ from adults because that is probably your first thought. it's time to pass on some hand washing tips for kids. Try to remain … [Read more...] about Hand Washing Tips for Kids
This post was written by Jen Rattie in partnership with Knit Health. All opinions are her own. As far back as I can remember I have had insomnia. I am from a long line of insomniacs. I was hoping when I had children that the issue would skip them, but we weren’t that lucky. It started off the bat when they were babies. They were night owls and needed a lot of … [Read more...] about Detect Sleep Disturbances and What Causes Them in Your Children with Knit
We’ve all been a part of moments like this, some of us more often than others: Your child sits on one side of the table, eyeing you with suspicion. More specifically, eyeing what is in your hands. You are shielding your hands with little success, hoping that the popsicle you just gave your child a few minutes prior was a satisfactory peace offering. Your child backs away as … [Read more...] about How to Win the Take-Your-Medicine Battle!