Entries in the Category 'Preschoolers'

Bedtime routines for you and your kids

November 4th, 2010 / 2 Comments

We all have bedtime routines. What are yours? I brush my teeth, moisturize my face, brush my hair and clean the bathroom mirror; then I prop up my pillows and sit on my bed to pray and read before I turn off the light. Our bedtime rituals are often not intentional, but over time, they […]

There is hope for THAT child

August 3rd, 2009 / No Comments

I just finished helping out with a week of Vacation Bible School at my church. It was tiring but fun. Our VBS attracts a large number of kids from the community who do not normally come to our church. Guess which kids are the ones that everyone gets acquainted with real fast? Yup, the trouble […]

When playing is not just playing

March 11th, 2009 / No Comments

Do children under 3 years old need formal education? Do we need to buy them learning programs and educational software? In a previous post, I pointed out a recent debate about whether DVD programs such as “Baby Einstein” are any use at all. Do children learn by sitting and watching? Do they learn sitting in […]

Stop your toddler from whining

January 21st, 2009 / 5 Comments

A reader asks, “How do I stop my toddler from whining?” Honestly, even adults whine! I get whiny when I don’t get what I want. “I want a new kitchen…I want a vacation…I want to eat out every night…” I whine when I can’t control the circumstances in my favor and get what I want. […]

When it’s one of THOSE days

December 8th, 2007 / 1 Comment

No matter what a great parent we may be, we all have one of THOSE days…the baby is hollering, the kids are fighting, the dishwasher overflows, there’s nothing for dinner… We’ve tried all the usual tricks – bake cookies, play with Playdough, eat snacks, watch TV, eat another snack… Nothing is working. I just read […]

Dealing with lying

October 6th, 2007 / 1 Comment

“I didn’t do it!” “I didn’t steal it, she gave it to me!” Lying is one offense that I will not put up with. It is not only an affront to the people you are lying to, but it ultimately robs you of your character. Having a good character is the value of being human. […]

Developing writing skills and more

August 15th, 2007 / No Comments

I was cleaning out my dresser and found a box of cards that I saved. Each one is priceless to me, handmade and given by my children for all kinds of occasions. Some were just made out of scratch paper with the words :I luv you, momy!” Each one reflected my children’s personality and stage […]