How do bananas evolve for our kids? If you are a parent, I’m sure you’ve become a master banana preparer by now. If you haven’t yet, you’ll be there soon. Bananas evolve in several ways. Typically, we start by presenting our kids with banana-mush and we work up to the goal of having them eat […]Read More How Bananas Evolve For Our Kids
I must say, I’m happy my kids are not old enough to be asking what crack cocaine is and why our mayor, Rob Ford, is smoking it. I can’t imagine this is an easy explanation for parents. Do you answer with brute honesty? Do you deflect to another topic? Do you make something up? If […]Read More How Do You Explain Rob Ford’s Behaviour To Your Kids?
I’ve heard a lot of great advice for taking your children on an airplane: “Have a sippy cup ready for the way up.” “Wrap a few small presents and let your children open them on the plane.” “Have your wife jam her breast into your baby’s mouth on takeoff and landing.” “Make sure to bring […]Read More Taking Your Children On An Airplane
I don’t know about you, but I eventually want well mannered children. Teaching manners to a 2 year old, however, is a difficult task. It’s a lot like teaching a triangle to roll. My wife and I have been working on “please” and “thank you” with our son since he learned to speak. We’ve used […]Read More Teaching Manners To Children
There are lots of funny stories about toddlers accepting or rejecting a new sibling. Thus far the stories I have heard fall into 1 of 2 categories: 1. That’s a neat new toy. Let’s throw it out now. 2. That’s a neat new toy. Let’s take good care of it. Several articles suggest ways to prepare […]Read More How To Help Your Toddler Welcome A New Sibling:
Let me start by saying that there is nothing wrong with drawing on paper, taking a picture of your drawing with your digital camera, sending it to your computer, cropping and lightening the drawing on a photo program, then finally inserting it in your blog-post. It’s a bit of a process, but the end product […]Read More Going Digital
There is growing data showing a difference in academic motivation and achievement between school-age boys and girls. Gender appears to matter. Dr. Leonard Sax in his book, Boys Adrift, hypothesizes that boys lack motivation for several reasons including a decline in experiential learning at school and a focus on learning from books. He also talks […]Read More Motivating Boys to Read