Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Don’t Wake the Baby! Why You Should Be Letting Your Kids Sleep Longer

Sleep Turbo-Charges the Brain As the mother of four children I have lived through sleepless nights, toddlers who no longer nap – those precious moments when I could use the bathroom and open the mail without a “helper”, and now – teenagers whose circadian rhythms tell them to live like vampires. Sleep – the constant [...]

Don’t Let Babies Cry it Out

Despite what the headlines read, such as this one from TIME – It’s O.K. to Let Babies Cry It Out at Bedtime – parents should dig a little deeper when it comes to the results of new studies widely reported today. If you just skim over the subtitles, you might be led to believe that [...]

Don’t Clean Out Your Wallet

Save Money and More on Homemade Cleaning Supplies If you believe the commercials on television, your home will twinkle and shine as long as you buy the right products, in the new and improved formulas of floor cleaners, toilet scrubbers, and kitchen disinfectants. If you live in reality (or a home like mine), it takes [...]

Don’t Clean Out Your Wallet

Save Money and More on Homemade Cleaning Supplies If you believe the commercials on television, your home will twinkle and shine as long as you buy the right products, in the new and improved formulas of floor cleaners, toilet scrubbers, and kitchen disinfectants. If you live in reality (or a home like mine), it takes [...]

Don’t Hide the Veggies!

Serve Them Kid-Friendly Instead We used to hide our cat’s medicine in any appealing food for her – cheese, hot dogs, or anything else she might wolf down and not notice there was wedged that little pink pill. Hiding the necessary evil isn’t the message I want for my kids, however, when it comes to [...]

Don’t Tell Your Kids to Apologize

Why teaching kids to just say “Sorry” is a bad idea Don’t get me wrong – I think children sometimes lack the skill of apologizing, but more importantly they are lacking the ability to apologize sincerely. It is the difference between uttering those words and acting on those words – and the difference lies in [...]

Don’t Choose a Doctor for Your Children

Teach Your Children How to Manage Their Own Medical Health Anyone who looks at my family’s medical records might think I have a fear of commitment – there are 6 of us and between us we see 4 different doctors, and we’ve “tried on” several more besides. When my children were infants and toddlers I [...]