Color Mixing Experiment with your Kids

Since she was very small, one of my daughter’s favorite books has been The Color Kittens.   This is a delightful story about two kittens whose favorite hobby is mixing paint to make all the colors in the world.  I knew she would be wild…

5 Ways to Encourage STEM Education from Infancy

She likes to explore the gadgets her father and I use, and we willingly hand them over, to feed her curiosity. My digital camera was the latest device to be examined eagerly. I watched as she flipped it, turned it an shook it, before raising…

Finding the right fit for your special needs child

Avoiding a Day Care Nightmare My son got kicked out of Day Care today. They say he had a meltdown and started hitting and kicking. Sadly, I know this is likely true. He’s done it at home. He has behavioral problems, most likely associated with…

Discipline and the Special Circumstance Parent

The story below is an example of something that special circumstance that special circumstance parents  – parents of special needs kids, behaviorally challenged kids, foster kids, and adoptive parents – go through every day – from friends, parents, co-workers, and even complete strangers.  Don’t judge my friend harshly.  She meant…

Bedtime Battles No More

We’re having a tough time at bedtime with our girls sharing a room. We have started a 3 part behavior modification program that consists of us giving warnings three times. If they make it through without three warnings they get a reward in the morning….

My Children Keep Interrupting

All 3 of my children ages 5-8 have been told that when I am in a conversation with another adult that they should wait politely and NOT interrupt. They all have their moments when they interrupt, and I have a signal that I give them…

The Princess Parables (ZonderKidz) – Book Review!!

I have been searching for faith-based books for my 5 year old daughter that are age-appropriate and fun to read. Thanks to DJC Communications, my daughter and I enjoyed reading 2 wonderful books from the series entitled — The Princess Parables.  The books we read…

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