Category Archives for Parenting Tips

Stop Rewarding Perfect Attendance in School, PLEASE

This is my first year with a school-age child and so it has prompted a re-introduction to all of the customary school traditions. Most recently, this included the school first-quarter assembly.  Prior

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Never Enough Time in Nature: The Benefits of Being Outside

As the temperatures start to cool off in many places, this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of some fabulous time in nature.  Nature enthusiasts would say that there is never a bad time

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My Child Started Kindergarten and I’m a Hot Mess

Kindergarten in Hawaii started August 5th.  It’s been 4 weeks of school and I have been a mess all three weeks.   A. HOT. MESS.But not in the way you think.  There are parents who are

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Helping Children Cope with Short Separations from Their Parent

Are you going to be traveling without your children for a few weeks?  Or is your spouse/partner the one traveling? These relatively short trips are usually pretty manageable, but they can still be

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What Happened After I Got Rid of 75% of My Kids Toys

Wow, it sounds really mean to say that I got rid of 75% percent of my kids toys!  And I didn’t actually count them and calculate this math, but I think it’s pretty accurate.First off, WHY did

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Behind Every Cute Social Media Photo: 1000 Blurry Roller Skate Pictures and a Few Meltdowns

Another weekend of playful memories with my family got me thinking about the truth behind the photos that get shared on social media.A friend of mine recently posted that she quit social media for a whole

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The Truth About Hiking with Little Kids (and a Few Survival Tips)

Our military family is lucky enough to spend three years living on Oahu, Hawaii and during that time, I have committed us to seeing and doing basically everything there is to see and do.Included in that

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Are you mentally prepared to watch ‘Surviving R. Kelly’?

I'm going to show my age here (or my youth, depending on who is reading this), but my Senior Class Song in 1997 was "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly.Now, at the time, I voted against it because I thought

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Should a 5 Year Old Have a New Year’s Resolution??

Last night, I started talking with my 5 year old daughter about New Years celebrations. We talked about seeing a fireworks show and then I told her that this is when people start making New Year's Resolutions.What

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“If It Bleeds, It Leads” – Talking to Children About Tragic News Headlines

Welcome back our guest blogger Marly Hinestroza, as she discusses about tragic media headlines, the effects on children, and how you as a parent can help!  ___________ On 01/13/18, at 8:00 am HST, I was

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