• Summer Schedule for Kids

    Summer Schedule for Kids Kids need to have a summer schedule which they follow. Children thrive on routine. It’s a matter of fact. The truth is that spending the summer outside of school takes children out of their daily routine. Now unless you live somewhere that kids go to school year round, then there’s no way around this fact. However, you can create a summer routine for your children, which will help your summer go smoothly. Whether your children will be attending summer camp this summer or are staying home with you, this is one summer schedule that everyone can follow. This is not a daily schedule to follow. I have…

  • Be a more present parent. Mindful parenting leads to better behaviors and closer relationships with your children. #parentingadvice | thislittleblogofmind.com

    Mindful Parenting: 3 Habits To Start Today

    Have you been hearing the term “mindful” recently? There are multiple podcasts and blogs available to help guide you in being a mindful person. But will being a mindful person lead to being a mindful parent? A Study About Mindful Parenting In January 2016 the results from a study, conducted in Vermont, were published. This study was looking for a relationship between how mindful a parent was and the effects on the children. The study was comprised of 615 participants. The participants were all parents whose children’s aged ranged from 3-17. The study found that although some parents had traits of being mindful individuals, that did not necessarily mean better outcomes for…

  • The Benefits of Story Time

    Have you been skipping out on taking your children to the local story time? Are you so busy at night, with dinner, baths, and then rushing for bedtime, that you’re skipping reading a bedtime book? I get it. Really I do. When A was little, we were at story time multiple days a week and almost every night I was reading one of his many books to him. Then he got older. He got a little brother. We got busier. Story time got pushed aside. We were never attending local story times and I found that we rarely were doing bedtime stories. But story time is really so important and…

  • Stop temper tantrums now using gentle parenting (conscious discipline) methods. | thislittleblogofmind.com

    3 Steps To Stop Tantrums Now

    Is your child in a tantrum throwing stage? Have you been trying to figure out how you are going to stop these tantrums without going crazy? As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner I have learned that many parents will come to you exasperated and ask “how can I stop the tantrums?!” The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents “ignore them”. Mmmokay, doc, got it! Now back to reality. How am I supposed to ignore the child who is screaming and throwing his body on the floor of Target because I won’t buy them the new (insert toy) now? Sure I can ignore my son as he makes a spectacle of…