Preschool Academics Don’t Help Children Succeed. Playing Does.

It has been found that learning actual school curriculum as a preschooler is actually not beneficial for a child. Playing outside and getting exposure to exercise is better for kids at that age. It makes sense for many reasons. First off, kids will not retain information that they hear when they are that young. How… Read More Preschool Academics Don’t Help Children Succeed. Playing Does.

Teaching Your Children Kindness, Compassion and Empathy

Empathic, kind and compassionate kids grow into the same type of adults. And, it all starts with an environment in which those qualities are highly valued and can thrive. It starts with touch. Science has shown again and again that babies have to be touched to thrive. But, it should not stop at babyhood. Children… Read More Teaching Your Children Kindness, Compassion and Empathy

How to ease into back-to-school sleep routines—a sleep expert breaks it down for us

The Better Sleep Council’s Terry Cralle recommends taking steps as a family to make good sleep a family priority. This includes modeling a positive attitude towards sleep, not treating it like a waste of time. Involve kids in decisions such as bedtime routines and even when to go to bed in order to get enough… Read More How to ease into back-to-school sleep routines—a sleep expert breaks it down for us