Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Help on Transitioning from Preschool

As a parent, sending your child off to kindergarten is an important milestone, but one that can seem extremely intimidating. The process can also seem scary to your child, who might worry about friends, finding the bathroom, or who their teacher will be. While it’s not possible to completely get rid of all pre-kindergarten jitters, […]

Ways to Encourage Sharing Between Toddlers and Older Siblings

“Sibling rivalry” is a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of many parents. This can be even more challenging when one sibling is a toddler, as they are not yet likely to have the verbal or cognitive skills of their older sibling. While sharing may seem almost impossible when it involves siblings, toddlers, or […]

Tips to Introduce Solids

Most new parents worry about certain milestones in their baby’s life. One of these is how to introduce easily from breast milk or formula to solids. Around 6 months, your baby may be ready to try some solid food to go with (not instead of) his or her formula or breast milk. (Note: always check […]

Getting Your Kids Back to School After Long Breaks

We have all felt it – the dread of having to prepare to go back to school or work after a long break. It can be hard even for adults after a weekend – just check how many complaints there are about Mondays on Facebook! Young children often have less of an ability to adjust […]

Taking Preschoolers to the Snow

Taking preschoolers to the snow is much like taking preschoolers to any other exciting place or outing: it can be an incredible amount of fun, extremely difficult and frustrating, or both. To give you and your children the best experience possible, take some time to plan before your first trip. Being adequately prepared can prevent […]

Teaching Math Through Everyday Interactions

As any parent of a young child knows, learning is not something that only takes place in school. It is important for children to understand how learning applies to their daily lives and to have fun with it. Math is an easy subject to incorporate into almost every aspect of life, and parents can help […]

Activities with Infants in San Mateo County

Having a baby can feel pretty isolating for many people. Your mobility and free time both become quite limited, which can lead to a feeling of isolation and frustration. One way to combat this is by spending time with other parents who understand what you are going through and are in the same boat. For […]

Rainy Day Activities for Preschoolers

After an entire summer of outdoor activities, parks, and swimming, it can be difficult for many parents and children to transition to rainy, cold weather. Fortunately, there are many good rainy day activities for preschoolers that require little or no preparation. Rainy day fun can be had in many different ways, with a little imagination […]

Learning in the Car with Small Children

Families today spend a lot of time in the car. Many parents get frustrated and feel like it is a waste of time, but, as with any time spent with your family, it can be used for good purposes. Although we tend to just think of time in the car as something that should be […]

Sticker Charts for Preschoolers

Children are not born knowing how to behave in socially acceptable ways. They need support and help as they learn how to be responsible and complete what they need to. For some children, sticker charts can be a wonderful tool for parents to teach children how to take on responsibility and manage their own behavior. […]