Are Preschooler Naps Really Necessary?

December 26, 2016

Napping is an important part of your preschooler's day, maybe more important than you even imagine.

A preschool-aged child that has a regularly scheduled nap is typically a happier, more contented child. In fact, ample calories and adequate sleep are critical to a toddler’s growth and development.

Here are some keys to help you with naptime.

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A Simple Gift Giving Guide for Preschoolers: 4–Gift Rule

December 19, 2016

Buying Frenzy Takeover?

Have you ever gone shopping at Christmas and almost felt an urgency to buy more presents than you intended and spend way more than you planned? 

Why is it that a “buying frenzy” can overtake you in a moment? Well, first of all, it’s good marketing! Stores are packed with an amazing variety of “you-must-buy-me-now” items, especially at Christmas.

Take a deep breathe and before you ever step foot in a store or online shopping site, do some serious planning. Just a few moments of careful thought can make the holidays a lot more enjoyable for you and your prechooler.

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3 Ways to Teach Your Child to Give Back This Christmas

December 12, 2016

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is always filled with lots of giving—at least as a parent. As a child, however, it's easy to see Christmas simply as a time for getting more stuff. 

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8 Ways to Help Your Children Keep Christ in Christmas

December 5, 2016

Christmas is such an exciting time of year! It is especially exciting for children. Although many families have fun looking forward to Santa rewarding good little children on December 25, it is a wonderful thing to teach our children the real meaning of Christmas.

Here are several kid-friendly ideas for a Christ-centered Christmas. 

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