Is Your Child Starting School? Our Personalized Book Prepares Children for a Fantastic Year!

Is Your Child Starting School? Our Personalized Book Prepares Children for a Fantastic Year!

by Twigtale 

Starting school can be a monumental day for your child. A quick poll around the office revealed some amazing first day of school memories.  For example, Sara fondly remembers the London Fog jean jacket and new pink backpack slung over her shoulder. 

And just like Sara’s fashion preparedness got her off on the right foot, Twigtale’s I’m Starting School book is designed to prepare your child for a great start to the year.

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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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Toddler Tip: YES!

No.  I hear that word in my nightmares.  "No no no no!" is my preschooler's mantra.  These days I could ask her if she wanted a chocolate sunday while riding a pony and watching the movie Frozen and the answer would be. . . "NO!" Why the resistance?  What's with the "nos?" 

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Guest Post: Fostering Self-Reliance with Betsy Brown Braun

Isn’t it everyone’s parenting goal to raise strong, confident children who become secure and competent adults? We recently attended a parenting session on “Cultivating Self-Reliance” featuring acclaimed parenting expert author, Betsy Brown Braun.  Betsy led the audience through many different ways that we can start to lay the foundation with even our youngest children. 

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Toddler Tip: Answering Tough Questions From Your Child

With the Tough Stuff, Start Small and Simple 

When talking about hard stuff with your young children, stick to the truth. When your child asks a hard question such as, how did the baby get into your stomach, where do you go when you die, or what does it mean to be dead (it can be hard to talk about dinosaurs without this coming up), you can better understand what they are asking by answering with a question. 

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Positive Parenting - 3 Quick Tips for Raising Toddlers

We attended a lecture/discussion this week on Positive Parenting (click here for tips from Dr. Laura Markham of how to shift to a Positive Parenting approach). It was held at a local nursery school and was a great opportunity to hear from a licensed psychologist and expert in child development and also share stories with moms of preschoolers. Here are 3 quick takeaways from the session, and practical tips to employ in your day-to-day as you raise those little ones!

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