I struggle with striking a balance between encouraging them to be independent (do your own laundry, run your own errands, make your own lunch) and not wanting to be unhelpful. After all, if I want them to do ME a favour, I should do them favours sometimes too, right?
Our street is the shape of a capital P, with our house near the bottom of the straight line. One day, I suggested to Mary that she ride around the loop by herself.
Davis has always wanted independence. He’s now eight, but wanted to dress himself and pick his own clothes at three.
Father, author and educator, Michael Reist, shares advice for parents on how to deal with a child they suspect has been bullied and how to approach teachers and school administration about bullying.
Start getting involved this new school year with some of these mentoring methods that won’t leave your child pretending they don’t know you.
Weeknights are hectic and leave precious little time to prepare meals or even eat together! However, there is an activity that saves time and money, improves your nutrition, reduces stress and involves the whole family: meal planning!
My daughter is a good candidate for a cell phone, but I am making her wait.
When it comes to relating to your child’s teacher, do you get an A +?
This year, Adelaide turns six, so she will be old enough to take two classes, like Mary. But this would mean five-and-a-half hours at the studio on Saturday. Instead, we are considering a class or two on a weekday after school.
In order to enjoy one hour of watching Davis play soccer, I have to go through a long checklist.