Parenting Is Child's Play

Parents are always teaching their kids, but sometimes parents need tips and tricks as well! For a good starting place, check out How To Be Hands On With Your Kids!

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Basic Life Skills for 3 & 4 Year Olds to Know

When Henry started preschool, I started thinking about life skills for kids to know and wondering if Henry can do what he should be doing at this time. As a parent, I often wonder if Henry’s on the right track. If he’s doing everything he should be doing. Or if he’s lacking in an area. When he […]

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How to Become Hands On With Your Kids

I’ve been in conversation with my sister-in-law lately about being a hands on mom. She’s just at the beginning stages of truly being able to do activities with her oldest [2 years old]. As we’ve been talking, it has opened my eyes to common excuses, or hurdles, that a lot of moms have when it […]

Parenting is Child’s Play: Independence

Allowing your child to independent. That sounds obvious, and maybe even easy. But it is something I believe every parent may struggle with at some point in those early independent, yet dependent, years. How to keep some control of the chaos, yet allow your child to have a say, takes some balance. Jillian, author of the […]

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Parenting is Child’s Play: Responsibility

Henry is a big help around the house. He really is. When he’s in the mood. I’d like to implement a chore system in our house, but before doing so, I asked Sarah, founder of füdoo Boards, how to do it. As well as inquiring about why its important for kids to have some responsibilities. How can […]

Why Routines are Important to Kids

Parenting is Child’s Play: Routine

Routine. Routine. Routine. We all hear about it from day one of being a parent. You need to get them on a routine! So what’s the big deal? Why do our kids need a routine?   I posed this question to Erin O’Keefe, MA, PCI Certified Parent Coach of The Intentional Parent. When a child knows […]