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11 characteristics of a strong-willed child (&how their characteristics will shape their future positively)

If you have a strong-willed child, you probably know it. They are the ones who always seem to test the limits and push boundaries. And if you are raising a strong-willed child, I feel you! Because I have two too. You might be having endless arguments with your kid explaining why you want them to …

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The Ultimate Guide to Start Potty Training your Child (All the tools & tips you need)

Potty training your toddler can seem a daunting task if you are a first-time parent.  The how, the when and the what can be worrisome, when it seems like your toddler seems comfortable doing it all on the diaper and you are wondering if he is ready yet. Except when he or she starts showing …

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19 incredible benefits of nature play in children’s growth and development

Gone are the days when children playing outdoors was a common sight. With the advent of technology and smart devices, it seems like less and less number of kids are interested in nature play.  And children have become more resistant to being bored. Most kids I see these days can’t bear a single second of …

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9 Signs Your Child is Not Ready for Potty Training: How to tell

If you’re a parent who’s been trying to potty train your child for a while now, but it just doesn’t seem to be working, it might be time to take a step back and reevaluate if your child is truly ready for this big transition. Potty training can be a challenging process, and it’s important …

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101 simple calm-down strategies for kids to help them manage big emotions

As a parent, you probably want your child to have the skills needed to handle life’s challenges. One of the important skills to have is the ability to calm down when feeling upset or overwhelmed.  Sometimes I feel like so many adults (including me) can benefit from learning and actually implementing these calm-down strategies. After all, …

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9 practical tips to stop being overwhelmed as a new mom

Being an overwhelmed new mom is not fun. If you are a new mom and feel confused about all the different emotions you feel, you might wonder if it’s normal. After all, you have the baby you wanted in your arms now. Aren’t you supposed to feel happy and grateful? So, is it normal to …

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20 important social skills for kids (and how to teach them)

Social skills are the set of abilities that allow people to interact with others. Social skills can be taught, and they can also be learned through experience. Young kids’ worlds usually center around themselves.  Hence, for many kids, it’s hard to grasp the idea of sharing, taking turns, or empathizing with others.  But teaching social …

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125 simple random acts of kindness ideas for kids to make someone’s day

Practicing random acts of kindness with kids teaches them to grow up as compassionate people.  What’s more rewarding than seeing you have raised warm-hearted, kind people who are of help to others? We cannot be helpful to everyone all the time, but we all can afford to do some random acts of kindness whenever possible.  …

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Teaching your kids Time Management Skills – The ultimate 10-step plan!

Does your child get ready at turtle speed when their school bus is waiting outside? They never seem to get a sense of hurry no matter how rushed you feel. Well, there is a good reason for this. It’s because young kids usually don’t have a sense of time and they don’t know how to …

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100+ things for kids to do at home when bored (from toddlers to teens)

Does it drive you crazy when your kids complain for the umpteenth time that “Mom, I am bored”?  Or is it just me? I wish there was a magic wand that could solve this problem!  I don’t know why kids think being bored is not their problem, but their mom’s. Whatever! We are moms, and …

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