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Empowering Pranks for Kids

Snow Play, Imagination, and Empowerment for Kids Did you ever do this as a kid? Stomp your way through the snow with your heels close together and your toes pointing out so the tracks you made with your boots looked like the track of a tractor? My brother and I once walked painstakingly allllll the

Lenore Skenazy is Not Crazy

[divider] You may have heard about Lenore Skenazy’s (Author of Free Range Kids) latest Free Range Parenting Ploy: Pay Me to Ignore Your Kids. And a lot of people are calling her crazy. But before we get into that, let me share exactly what her program will offer as a benefit to your kids. The

Beading Crafts for Kids

Why Beading Crafts for Kids are Good Not only are beading crafts for kids a ton of fun to make, but it develops all kinds of super-good skills in your kiddos. For example, beading develops fine motor skills, patience, and creativity. As well, children learn about patterns, planning ahead, spatial awareness–will that length of bracelet

Retro Parenting

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The idea of retro parenting, or parenting like our parents did really ain’t that bad. (Sometimes you will hear it being called slow parenting, too.) And, okay, I know, we don’t want to become our parents, right? But if you think about it, how many

King of the Castle

Ever play King of the Castle when you were a kid? If so, you know the taunting challenge and sting of defeat all rolled into one lovely chant sung by the kid who bestest their rivals (you) and gained the spot on top of the hill, pile, rock, picnic table (or whatever else makes them