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How to Teach Your Children to Appreciate All Foods

Getting children to love all foods has been a mystery to me through my parenting, teaching, and now grand parenting years. My first child spoiled me by eating EVERYTHING! For a foodie family, having nutritious and diverse foods was important. But then came our daughter. Our family didn’t do anything different in our cooking and eating habits, so we were shocked when she was a picky eater.... Keep Reading

Adventures in Toddler Wrangling

Ah, teaching toddlers. It's like herding cats, but with more sticky fingers and less regard for personal space. This month the CharacterValue at Children’s Lighthouse is Humor. So, I thought I would brighten all parents and teachers of tiny humans with some toddler humor. As a seasoned veteran of the toddler-taming trenches, I've learned that laughter truly is the best medicine when it comes to... Keep Reading

Benefits of Allowing Kids to Work Out Problems

Preschool is a crucial stage in a child's development, laying the foundation for their social, emotional, and cognitive skills. While it may be tempting for adults to intervene and solve every issue children encounter, there are significant benefits to allowing preschoolers the opportunity to work out their problems independently. This approach fosters crucial life skills, enhances emotional... Keep Reading

The Benefits of Outdoor Winter Play

As winter sets in and temperatures drop, it's tempting to keep the family indoors, bundled up in cozy blankets, and sipping hot cocoa. However, stepping outside into the crisp, cold air can offer a myriad of benefits for your child's physical and mental well-being. In this blog post, we'll explore why embracing the chill and encouraging outdoor play during the winter months can be a game-changer... Keep Reading

Nurturing Patience In Children During The Holidays

As the holiday season unfolds with its dazzling lights, festive decorations, and the promise of joyous gatherings, it also brings with it a sense of anticipation that can be challenging for young children to navigate. From the excitement of counting down the days until the much-awaited celebrations to the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, fostering patience in our little ones becomes a... Keep Reading