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How to Talk to Your Children About Their Day

“What did you do in school today?” “Nothing.” “How was your day?” “Fine.” It can be a challenge to get many children to say more about their day than these common refrains.  This handy little list may help you dig a little bit deeper with your child and discover more about their time away from  … Read more

Emoji EQ: Talking to Children About Technology

I may have just stumbled upon the golden ticket to opening up meaningful conversations with tweens and teens about technology!   We started the Digitally Savvy workshop in the Studio on Saturday. It’s been an interesting experience developing the curriculum for this workshop. I have a tough crowd to please—my 11 and 13 year old daughters are participating. I  … Read more

10 Tips for Moving with Young Children

Moving is hard work. Add a young child or two and it can be a very daunting task. Here are a few tips I found helpful before, during and after the moving process with our two young ones: Finding things to do that you did at your old home: Take them to the local library  … Read more

Mindful Gifts for Children

As the girls get older and confront many new situations, I am finding that one of the most important things I can teach them, is how to find a sense of peace within themselves. Whether it is a situation with peers, pressure from school, or scary things they hear about in the news, we want  … Read more

Discussing Literature with Older Children

What’s your book about? I don’t know. Do you like it? It’s OK.   If you read Jacki’s recent post, “How to Talk to Your Children about Their Day,” you know we are all very familiar with this conversation. It’s easy to talk to younger children about the books they are reading because they usually  … Read more

Growing Your Child’s Creativity With Constructive Criticism

Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share some great advice on giving our children honest and useful feedback. By now we all know how crucial it is to foster our children’s creativity. Painting, cooking, dancing, playing an instrument…whatever their activity choice if we want to ignite their creative spark it is  … Read more

How to Raise Inquisitive Children

Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share useful tips for raising inquisitive children… Children are natural born explorers. As babies they mainly use their hands to make sense of the world around them. But as soon as they start talking, asking questions is their way of fueling their never ending curiosity.  … Read more

Growing Your Child’s Vocabulary

Children’s imagination is powerful and surprising. It is able to create fantastic worlds and develop their abstract minds for hours. However, Charles Chaplin was right when he said “imagination means nothing without doing”. Imagination, per se, produces only dreams. If we want our dreams to turn into reality the first thing we need to do  … Read more

Stress Management for Children: And Breathe…

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the earth shattering silence that comes when a child draws in a hugely deep breath in order to emit the kind of scream that brings every parent within a 5 mile radius running.  And we’ve all watched our child caught in that suspended animation between breath and pain when  … Read more