Teach your child with special needs the difference between teasing and bullying

Children with an intellectual disability may not understand the difference between friendly teasing and malicious bullying, and most parents of a child with special needs dreads that moment. But parents can be prepared to address the issue and even help prevent it. http://www.empoweringparents.com/

Is your child old enough to chew gum?

If you have a toddler, hearing the words “chewing gum” may immediately prompt visions of a sticky, tangled mess of hair or a ruined sofa. http://www.empoweringparents.com/

Free play matters

It’s no big secret that over-scheduling is the new normal, and the new school year lends itself to a packed schedule for little ones. Free play is more important than ever and can have a positive impact on learning. http://www.empoweringparents.com/

Teaching kids about God without choosing a specific sect

Though my husband and I believe in God, we haven’t raised our children under a specific religion — yet. But recently I randomly asked my son whose birthday we celebrate on Christmas. His immediate response was, “Santa!” Now I’m left wondering if we have to pick a religion in order to teach our children about ...

Teaching kids about God without choosing a specific sect

Though my husband and I believe in God, we haven’t raised our children under a specific religion — yet. But recently I randomly asked my son whose birthday we celebrate on Christmas. His immediate response was, “Santa!” Now I’m left wondering if we have to pick a religion in order to teach our children about ...

Free play matters

It’s no big secret that over-scheduling is the new normal, and the new school year lends itself to a packed schedule for little ones. Free play is more important than ever and can have a positive impact on learning. http://www.empoweringparents.com/

Is your child old enough to chew gum?

If you have a toddler, hearing the words “chewing gum” may immediately prompt visions of a sticky, tangled mess of hair or a ruined sofa. http://www.empoweringparents.com/

Teach your child with special needs the difference between teasing and bullying

Children with an intellectual disability may not understand the difference between friendly teasing and malicious bullying, and most parents of a child with special needs dreads that moment. But parents can be prepared to address the issue and even help prevent it. http://www.empoweringparents.com/

I taught my preschooler to read

My son can’t sit still for more than five seconds. He’s a busy, busy guy, but I am a writer and wanted to share my love of words with him. I’ll never forget the first time he sounded out a word on his own. My eyes brimmed with tears and he smiled his biggest I’m-proud-of-me ...

How to deal with separation anxiety in kids

From nerves to disorders, separation anxiety shouldn’t be ignored. Wondering what to do when your kids have separation anxiety? Experts and moms weigh in and explain how to fix separation anxiety in kids. http://www.empoweringparents.com/