little kids

How to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining

How to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining

I’m just going to say it: There are few sounds on Earth more annoying than the a young child whining. It doesn’t matter what actual words are involved; when they hit that high-pitched tone — the tone that makes skin crawl — it’s bad.

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

The first day (week, month) of school can be hard on some kids, particularly those entering preschool or kindergarten for the first time. They want to stay with you; they’re scared you won’t come back; they don’t know this grown-up or these other kids — the whole thing can be…

Let Your Toddler Play With Birdseed

Let Your Toddler Play With Birdseed

If you’re the parent of a toddler or preschooler, chances are you’ve discovered the joy (and the mess) that sensory activities can bring. When my son was that age, a bin full of strange material would occupy him for many minutes at a time — certainly more than plastic toys…