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20 Books for Early Readers

We love to read in our home! I have taught four kids to read and find it one of the most rewarding experiences as a parent. Once we have readers in our home, we tend to move towards the same early readers. These books have been used by all of my early readers and are favorites in our home. Amelia Bede ...

How to Choose the Right Babysitter for Your Family

Choosing a babysitter for your family can be a difficult process. You are planning to leave your most valued possession in the hands of someone else. This can be nerve-racking and overwhelming. Knowing that you have chosen the perfect babysitter can help calm those nerves and help you have peace while ...

Appropriate Times And Methods For Positive Reinforcement

Parents who practice positive reinforcement may have kids who are better adjusted.  But there are appropriate times and methods to praise kids for positive reinforcement.  Plus many reasons why you want to use these methods to make sure your kids know they are doing well.  Of course this doesn’t mean ...

5 Steps to Prepare Your Babysitter

Leaving your child with a babysitter for the first time can be nerve-wracking. You may second-guess yourself half a dozen times before you actually walk out the door. However, one way to make yourself feel more confident with the decision is by taking the time to prepare your babysitter fully before l ...

Three Tips for Handling Food Allergies

Chances are you, or someone you know has a child with a food allergy. Typical allergens are wheat, gluten, dairy, milk, shellfish, and peanuts. There are loads of not so typical ones as well, like the one in our household-baker’s yeast. Because food allergies are becoming more and more common, handlin ...

5 Tips to Help Get Your Kids Reading

A kid’s lifelong love of reading starts with a parent. Your child will develop the love or hatred for reading based on their experiences at home. Positive reinforcement is a great starting point. Remember your child won’t change their habits overnight. It takes time. To help keep your chil ...