The Generation That Defeated Koopa and Found the Triforce

The Generation That Defeated Koopa and Found the Triforce

by Phil Carl Starner

On Father's day:  I am an uncle, not a father, but I wanted to share an experience my cousin had with his son.  My cousin and I both grew up immersed in video games and we're now watching our sons, daughters, nieces and nephews grow through this experience as well.

 

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Taking Care of Mom When A New Baby Joins The Family

When a new baby joins the family, naturally your toddler may have a hard time with the transition. But how are YOU adjusting? Emma Jenner, child development and behavioral specialist, reminds us that “now it is paramount that you think about yourself, as well as the baby.” Here are a few tips for an easier transition for Mom.

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New Title Alert: Personalized Adoption Story

Twigtale has launched a new title to help families share and celebrate their adoption story.

My Adoption Story was authored by Wendy Denham, PhD, who draws on her years of experience working with families that grow through adoption, fertility or surrogacy.

The purpose of this book is to introduce young children to their adoption story and to celebrate that all families grow in their very own way. 

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Toddler Tip: Model With Your Marriage

With Valentine’s Day here, we checked in with our expert Alison LaTona, MFT, about some tips to help teach our kids about LOVE. 

Since your relationship with your spouse is often your child’s first model of love, make your marriage a priority. Alison says “The best gift you can give your child is a connected and fulfilled marriage.” 

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Quick & Easy Ideas for Your Kids for Valentine's Day

Kids receive love from their parents daily, but this Valentines Day, show them in an extra special way. If your kids are in school, cut their sandwich in the shape of a heart and tuck a special note inside. Teach your kids about butterfly and eskimo kisses if you haven’t already. 

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Tuesday Toddler Tip: Love & Play This Valentine's Day

We show our kids love in a number of ways. Sometimes it is often the simple caregiving tasks that our child feels the most connected to us - giving them a bath, helping tie their shoes, or caring for a sick child. This Valentine’s Day, make the most of those moments and use them as opportunities to connect. 

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