10 Reasons Why Spanking is Pointless

There was a time when spanking was thought to be the "go-to" discipline method and it was seen as a way to "keep kids in line". But what this method doesn't do is keep the relationship between parent and child strong in the midst of corporal punishment. Before we had our son I wasn't sure … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Spanking is Pointless

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Nature Play as an Everyday Joy of Childhood

This is a great article that brings us back to the basics of childhood and what's truly important to children. Having a place to explore (whether a 5-star resort grounds or just the "forest" behind your house) is what matters. Written originally by Kenneth Finch. http://www.communityplaythings.com/~/link.aspx?_id=60FA95357E954019A83195D9A6365ABD&_z=z * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading Nature Play as an Everyday Joy of Childhood

Why Boredom is Good for Your Child

I came across this article and loved it so much I wanted to share it. Originally written by Dr. Laura Markham on AhaParenting.com. Here’s the link to the actual article : http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/raise-great-kids/intellegent-creative-child/boredom-busters-good-for-kids?utm_source=July+2014+Newsletter%3A+Physical+Activity++in+the+Curriculum+&utm_campaign=July+2014+Newsletter&utm_medium=email * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading Why Boredom is Good for Your Child