Friday, June 24, 2016

Help Prevent Whining Using the Interruption Rule

I’d love to share another tip to help prevent whining before it begins!

A little while ago, I wrote a post about preventing whining before it begins. Essentially, it’s briefly stopping what you’re doing, letting your child share while you're on his level and responding appropriately. This is a fabulous tool to use to help reducing whining. Unfortunately, I found myself needing a reminder of this tip recently. We had family over for dinner and I failed to use this tip. Instead, I repeatedly ignored the same requests over and over while I was talking to adults. The truth is, in parenting, we have a lot of opportunities to try again and be just a little bit better as a parent.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Team Member Spotlight: Jenna

Hello friends! I'm Jenna! This summer I have the privilege to intern with Help Me Grow and help with care coordination, social media, and other tasks. It has been a great learning experience so far and I'm looking forward to what is ahead, including contributing to this blog! 
I've never posted on a blog before, so this is definitely a new and exciting experience for me. With that being said, let me start by introducing myself!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Even Superman Needs A Dad

Growing up, my Dad was my hero, and if I'm being honest, he still is. I can remember anxiously waiting by the door for him to get home from work to begin our nights of catch, wrestling, card games, bike rides, and much more. He taught me how to play catch, how to ride a bike, and how to drive.  

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Guest Post: Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Many libraries around the United States are implementing a program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This program encourages parents and caregivers to establish a habit of reading to their kids from birth.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Safety Tips

Summertime. School’s out, the sun’s up and the fun is never-ending. Well, that is until you’ve got a bad sunburn that hurts! Summer is packed full of fun activities to do outside but let’s not forget some important safety guidelines to keep us happy, healthy and playing all summer long!