"You are your child's first teacher." What in the world? I was a teacher ten years prior to being a mom, and I didn't even really get this phrase. But, seven years into parenthood, I think I get it. You are best qualified to know your child and his interests. Your ch.... read more
As parents, we get a big kick out of coming up with activities, books and toys that are perfectly suited to our child's age and precise moment of development. Ideas that can help us build their confidence, but also stretch their minds and give them that "aha!" feeling of havin.... read more
Every few years we read yet another study confirming how important it is to eat dinner together as a family as often as you can. It renews connections; it enlivens verbal and communication skills; it makes a happy home. But no one -- repeat, no one -- is happy when food is.... read more
As our preschoolers spend more and more time with their friends -- all those playdates and outings and school hours and birthday parties -- they tend to become more and more fascinated with the art of friendship. That must be why stories about best buddies are such sure winne.... read more
In our musings on the various facets of preschooler friendships this month, have we perhaps failed to mention one of the most significant friends in your child's life? We're talking about your darling's imaginary friend (or friends). The one she's actually talking to when she.... read more
Whether for the biggest or the littlest ones among us, it seems true friendships are formed the exact same way -- magically:"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so .... read more
The first time some of us dropped our little ones off for a preschool day that lasted through lunch, we felt like we'd shipped them off to Swiss boarding school. Lunch! LUNCH! Babies with lunchboxes, that's what they looked like.And then we caught a glimpse of them aroun.... read more
It is such a pleasure to be invited to guest post again here at The Savvy Source. As you know, my focus is creativity and how we as parents and caregivers can encourage a fulfilled and creative life in our children as they grow and mature. So, towards that end, I turn to t.... read more
Something that might help resolve your next playdate or sibling tussle....Hug O' Warby Shel SilversteinI will not play at tug o' war.I'd rather play at hug o'war.Where everyone hugsInstead of tugs,Where everyone giggles And rolls on the rug,Where everyone kisses,And everyone .... read more
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