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I just got back from McDonalds.  My three year old didn’t have preschool today, so I thought I’d take her out for a little Mommy and Me lunch date.  I was surprised when the cashier didn’t ask me if the Happy Meal was for a boy or a girl (which is something I hate in itself… but I’ll save that rant for another day).  When my daughter opened up her Happy Meal box, I could see why I wasn’t asked. McDonalds is giving away books instead of toys in their Happy Meals through February 15th.  They are Valentine’s...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and soon, your child will be out of school for a couple of weeks. Keep their minds stimulated and their bodies exercising by doing these 12 fun and festive activities with them: #1. Reindeer [Math] Games – Sorting by Color and Size Directions: Print out this FREE Reindeer Math Game Printable (Courtesy of The Educator’s Spin On It). (Note: Make sure you print in color.) Depending on your child’s age, have either your child or yourself cut out the pictures of the...

Instead of putting your child in “Time Out,” try creating a Calm Down Space for them.  My daughter has ADHD and as many of you parents of special needs children know, our children have a lot of feelings, which can result in a lot of emotional meltdowns. Even if your child doesn’t have special needs, having a calming and comfortable place for them to go to when they are feeling overwhelmed or frustrated is a very good idea. Where should the Calm Down Space be? Decide with your child where their Calm Down Space will...

To say children with ADHD have a lot going on is an understatement. Anxiety, low self-esteem, and problematic social skills are just a few of the challenges many children with ADHD have to deal with on a daily basis. They struggle with these challenges and more and quite understandably, it is very frustrating and aggravating for them. There are so many books that claim to help children with ADHD, but it is hard to pick the right ones. Here is a compilation of ten great ADHD kid-tested and approved children’s books that are wonderful aids for...

Here are some not-so-scary ghost activities to do with your children this Halloween! ...

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