Category - Raising Boys

How to Achieve Summer Camp Planning Flow

Leisure & Vacation
Parents Tips
Raising Boys
Raising Girls

Have you signed your kids up for summer camp yet? No? Now that I’ve been doing this for a few years, I feel like I have achieved “summer camp flow” with my 4th grader. In today’s competitive world, camp sign-ups begin in January and I highly recommend that you register now for popular camps. Lessons Learned After Four Years of Summer Camp During our first summer here on the Peninsula, I was working 40 hours a week, so finding full-time summer camp options was a necessity. That summer, my kid went to camp all day, every day and loved it…. Continue Reading


Posted by Elina Koretsky on February 2, 2016

What to Say in Challenging Situations with Children: Sentence Starters for Parents

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Preteens & Teens
Raising Boys
Raising Girls
Temperaments
Toddlers

It is everywhere. The advice, the suggestions, the tips for parents, usually with a disclaimer that it is important to trust your gut, and to remember that there is no absolute right way to parent. This is true. A parenting style is personal, individual, and most of all ever-shifting. Classes and books offer a roadmap, but what about when you seem to get derailed and the map no longer holds true. Parents often ask professionals for general tips and tricks for communication and with specific language to use in difficult moments. Here are some phrases that may work well during… Continue Reading


Posted by Liana Unger on October 5, 2015

Welcome Home Again

Leisure & Vacation
Parents Tips
Raising Boys
Raising Girls

Are you to new to the Bay Area? Or did you move here two, three, or even five years ago and still feel as if you haven’t found your people yet? When I moved here in 2010 with my husband and three-year old, I was struggling to keep a toddler busy, search for housing and find a way to cope with feelings of loneliness and stress. Here are some tips that helped me ease the transition and feel more at home. Join a Mother’s Club: When I realized I would be moving to the Peninsula, a quick online search led… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on September 30, 2015

Teaching Our Children to be Kind

Discipline & Behavior
Raising Boys
Raising Girls
Temperaments

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh) We all want our children to be kind. In fact we find ourselves stunned and embarrassed when we witness them being anything but kind. But childhood is a series of growth lessons and learning to be kind is one such milestone. We all assume our children know what being kind means, however it is important to define it for them and discuss it just as you would any other value that’s important to you. So what is the definition of kindness? According to the… Continue Reading


Posted by Mimi Ezray on August 3, 2015

Preparing for Kindergarten Too Early?

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Raising Boys
Raising Girls

  “To learn a thing in life through doing is much more developing, cultivating, and strengthening than to learn it merely through the verbal communication of ideas.” – Friedrich Froebel, 1895 As an early childhood education specialist, I often talk with both parents and teachers about the critical importance of children’s play. Play, as described by Friedrich Froebel, the “father” of modern kindergarten, is a “biological imperative to discover how things work.” To put it another way, children don’t learn via “lecture.” They only learn through hands-on exploration. It is our job as parents and caregivers to create environments that… Continue Reading


Posted by Heidi Emberling on May 11, 2015

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