Category Archives for "Parenting"
In a previous post, I recommended a couple of non-toxic face paints for your kids (and yourself, too, of course). Some of you responded that you’d rather make your own face paints. Well, that can certainly be done! Here’s a very simple recipe I saw on the the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics website, with two […]Continue reading
If you have a child in school, you may have heard that it’s good to be an “involved parent.” While this is conventional wisdom, sometimes parents don’t understand why this is important, and they might not know how to get involved. Here are some ideas on what it means to get involved, and why it […]Continue reading
Every Halloween, I always try to incorporate face paint in my kids’ costumes. Face painting is fun. It lets me express my creativity. And it’s a lot safer than Halloween masks, which can limit kids’ ability to see their surroundings — not safe when they’re crossing the street or walking around cars. Up until recently, […]Continue reading
Children learn through play. Isn’t it wonderful? As they have fun, they’re developing skills and learning about the world around them. Here are some of the reasons why play time matters for your kids. 1. Learning about the World Give a child a cardboard box, and you’ll see creative play at work! A cardboard box […]Continue reading
My munchkin boy is about to begin second grade and to me it feels like he’s leaving the world of early childhood. The article below talks about the social changes that occur in the first and second grade years. They help explain why my baby is turning into a big boy right before my eyes. […]Continue reading