Music: What Every Parent Ought to Know

You already knew that music could calm an infant, and help him drop off to sleep. It’s why you instinctively hummed to your child, if not Brahm’s Lullaby, then perhaps a nameless soft melody,

The Two Choices Technique: Charlotte’s Tantrum

We all know that children will test our boundaries and patience. This is normal. As parents, teachers and caretakers we need to have a whole toolbox of techniques and strategies in order to deal

Teachers As Comedians?

Think back to your school days. Picture your favorite teacher. Now, picture your best friend’s favorite teacher. Chances are that they had something in common. They were funny. Indeed, some of our funniest teachers

8 Keys For Co-Parenting Success After Divorce

Co-parenting following a divorce can be complex, frustrating and confusing. However, every day, parents around the world are coping with the challenges and raising happy, well-adjusted children. As founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network

Positive Parenting Defined

Positive parenting: is it just one more meaningless buzz word or phrase? The first time I heard that phrase, I went blank. “What are we talking about here?” I wondered. “What is positive parenting

Small Grant for TADA! Because Every Child Deserves a Stage

A very special children’s theater school called TADA! just became the recipient of a small grant from Kars4Kids. We wanted to help TADA! because Kars4Kids is a willing partner to anything that helps children

When Baby Hates Grandma

When Baby hates Grandma, you’ve got a problem. That problem is a little bit about you. After all, you created, produced, and directed this child who doesn’t like her own Grandma. You raised her

Blue Orange Games: Taking the Bored Out of Board Games

Board games, card games, games in general? I love them. My family loves them. Don’t get me wrong. We adore online computer games every bit as much. Technology is awesome. But there’s just something

The Reading Connection: Promoting Literacy One Book at a Time

“Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that The Reading Connection has been awarded a $350 small grant from Kars4Kids! Your mission to improve the lives of at-risk children by promoting literacy is beautiful,

Repeat Kindergarten: Giving Your Child More Time to Grow

“Repeat kindergarten?” you say to yourself, after meeting with your child’s kindergarten teacher. You feel confused. Was it the finger painting that did her in, or was it story time? How could a child