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Some mornings are so rough with getting the kids ready – I just can’t wait to get to work. My daughters each have their own ways to drag the mornings along, making my day just a little bit longer.
In addition to cuddling, sharing and being sweet, toddlers often display unpleasant, angry tendencies, such as hitting, screaming and biting. Like many parents of toddlers, you may feel like your gentle baby turns into a tiny monster, wreaking havoc and distress with his bouts of anger. Teaching your child not to hit requires plenty of effort, including speaking to your child in a calm and positive manner. Your own behavior can make the difference between escalating and defusing the situation.
Cooking with young children proves beneficial in many ways. Children learn about measurements and learn to follow a specific set of directions. Cooking provides bonding time for parents and kids. It can even result in a lesson on cause and effect when the recipe doesn’t turn out quite right. Young children might eat more types of food when they help cook them. Children as young as eighteen months can assist with adding ingredients and stirring the mixture, making it an ideal activity for the entire family.
So Im at Target today doing a little Santa shopping for my four-year-old, Elby (luckily shes not one of those super advanced four-year-olds you hear people brag about who can already read – otherwise I couldnt even write this column) when it occurred to me that… horrors…
The holiday season is here which means SHOPPING! We have rounded up some great gift ideas to help you out. Happy holidays and thanks to our sponsor BOSEbuild!
Ive had many friends tell me that it seems as if each member of the family eats dinner apart. One grabs takeout, the other eats at a friends home, one in front of the TV, etc. Dinner time can be one of the most enjoyable times of the day …
This recipe is fantastic for any night of the week. It’s gourmet enough for mom and dad to love… but yummy enough for the kids to enjoy as well! It combines some of my (and my kids) favorite things – artichokes, mushrooms and tender chicken pieces…. what more could you ask for?
Overweight children can suffer from physical and emotional issues, according to MayoClinic.com. Children who are overweight have an increased chance of becoming heavy adults. This leads to many weight-related risk factors, such as heart disease, stroke, certain cancers and diabetes. While children cannot go on strict diets, as they are still growing, there are things that you can do to encourage a young child to lose weight. Exercise and healthy eating are key components to childhood weight loss.
This was so good that my carnivorous husband didn't even mind that it was vegetarian! This healthy dish combines the delicious taste of enchiladas with stuffed peppers and trust me, you're going to LOVE it! It's a taste sensation. Ingredients: 4 yellow peppers (you can mix it up and use 2 red or 2 green or any…