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Are you Teaching AND Shaping your child?

It is our job as parents to teach and shape our children. What does this mean and how much should we focus on each one? Teaching Your Child Teaching your child means that you instruct him how to do things, like clean his room, get along with friends, or eat his vegetables. Your child is taught all day long at school: math, science, history, English, reading, art, P.E. He’s filling his head … [Read More...]

End Bedtime Battles: Help Your Child Sleep

End Bedtime Battles: Help Your Child Sleep

This article is the fourth in a series about sleep and kids. The first is a post on why sleep is important for kids. The second is an awesome little tip on getting baby to sleep through the night. The third is about getting kids to sleep. This one is about the most dreaded word in a kid’s vocabulary…BEDTIME! Some kids hate bedtime. They have soooo much they still want to do! How can you help your … [Read More...]

Get Those Kids To Sleep!

Get Those Kids To Sleep!

I started researching the importance of sleep for kids and found out so many interesting ways sleep impacts a child's development. That led me to write an article Why is Sleep Important for Kids? a couple of weeks ago. That article led me to write another last week about a little tip that can help your baby sleep. Since most parents are desperate for more sleep, that article got a … [Read More...]

Baby Sleep Training: Little Parenting Trick Leads to A LOT More Sleep

Baby Sleep Training: Little Parenting Trick Leads to A LOT More Sleep

Now that my son is a teenager, I sometimes forget those early years of sleepless nights. I was talking to a new mom the other day and she was talking about how she is so tired and her baby gets up all night long. Man, that sure brought back painful memories. There is no tired like newborn baby tired. It’s tired that is deep within your bones. I remember putting my Baby Tyler down to sleep and … [Read More...]

Extraordiary Kids

Extraordinary Kids

What makes your kid extraordinary isn’t just the epic stuff. It’s the little things. The small moments that maybe only you see — and quietly celebrate every day. Tyler has been playing basketball for years on his school team, local travel teams, and most recently in AAU. Playing for AAU definitely increased his skills, his determination, and his love of basketball. When he first started playing … [Read More...]