Peaceful Daycare Drop-off Hacks

When my first kid started daycare, drop-off was SO stressful. He was a clinging, crying mess, and I dragged myself to work feeling so guilty. 😢 It’s more than just daycare, though—for lots of kids, any goodbye (preschool, babysitter, whatever) can be super emotional. I know 3 simple things you can do to make those transitions more peaceful for you …

One Easy Hack To Make Your Days With the Kids More Positive

If you’re like me, you sometimes fall into a habit of automatically snapping or yelling at your kids because you’re frustrated, annoyed, or just plain TIRED—yup, I become the “angry mom.” 😬  It can really make you (and them) feel terrible. But I learned a cool hack that seriously helps make my days with my kids more positive—and it all …

12 Unique Ways to Compliment Your Child

Kids are like sponges. If we say positive things to them, it makes a big difference in how they feel about themselves! But my kids start to tune me out if I say the same things over and over, and a unique compliment can really help the message sink in. For example, when my instinct is to say something general like, …

14 Great Books For Babies and Preschoolers That Help Parents Discuss Diversity

Did you know that even young babies benefit from seeing diversity in picture books? And, once they become toddlers, they’ll definitely start asking questions (sometimes LOUDLY, in public 😣😅) about why people have different skin colors, wear cultural or religious clothing, or even why they speak another language. We found some great children’s books that celebrate diversity and can help …

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This One Surprising Thing Can Boost Your Baby’s Language Development

Did you know that babies begin developing the ability to speak and understand language BEFORE BIRTH?!?? I just learned there’s one HUGE way to boost language skills in babies and it might surprise you… It’s music! Studies have shown that babies who make and move to music start to express themselves and communicate earlier than those who don’t. In fact, …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing With Tantrums

You’ve heard of the “terrible twos,” right? Well they don’t always end at 2. Sometimes it’s the terrible threes and fours, too—at least it was for my sons! Dealing with meltdowns is never easy, so our ParentsTogether team reached out to an expert for some Do’s and Don’ts. First, the Don’ts: If your little one starts to have a meltdown …