Talking to Kids About Becoming a Big Sibling

Talking to Kids About Becoming a Big Sibling

by Twigtale

How do you announce the impending arrival of a new baby? You might send friends a sweet bitmoji, take your family to brunch, or just post a an awesome YouTube video. But the even harder question is how do you tell your existing children that one more will be joining the ranks?  We thought we would turn to some experts (a.k.a moms) and hear how they imparted the news. 

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How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

by Twigtale

Sharing is a skill many parents encourage their kids to cultivate. However, we know there are a lot of different philosophies on how to talk to children about it and what guidelines to follow. Since preschool teachers must frequently decide how to approach sharing discussions and dilemmas, we asked for their feedback. We are incredibly grateful they took the time to respond and excited to share their expertise below! 

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Our Favorite Back-to-School Tips for Kids!

Our Favorite Back-to-School Tips for Kids!

by Twigtale

Twigtale is lucky enough to call some phenomenal parents our friends. We formed the Twigtale Parent Lab to tap the expertise of every day moms and dads who are in the parenting trenches. We look to this dynamic group for inspiration and feedback that ensures our books continue to be a first-rate parenting resource. We are also privileged to work with experts who author many of our books. It was obvious these were the people we needed to consult for the best back-to-school advice.

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Billy's Story

Billy's Story

by Bobby Benfield, CEO

 

The release of our book today for children of LGBTQ parents has great personal importance to me.  My brother-in-law, Billy, is gay.

Billy grew up in a small town in Northwest Oregon with a population of 8,000 people.  Many of the children who grow up in this part of Oregon don’t stray far. 

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Coping With Anxiety Around Starting Preschool

by Allison Latona, MFT

Summer's end is nearing!  Both you and your kids may be anticipating a new school year, with new teachers and classrooms, or perhaps starting school for the very first time.

The transition to preschool can be filled with excitement and challenge.

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Effects Of Moving On Children

by Allison LaTona, MFT

Moving is a big transition for the whole family.  And, for children, it can really disrupt their sense of safety and security.  The effects of moving can manifest in many ways such as  aggression, defiance, increased separation anxiety, and augmented sleep cycles.  After all, you are moving from your child's place of comfort and safety, bringing up varied feelings of sadness, fear, and insecurity. 

 

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