The holiday season is all about creativity, joy, and giving. So why not experience all three and spend some time baking tasty cookies with your kids? There’s nothing better than watching your kids‘ confidence grow as they learn to create something wonderful from scratch – especially delicious cookies they’ll both enjoy themselves and sharing with friends. Here are some helpful tips from ParentingSquad.com to consider before setting out on your baking adventure.
Every kid is amazing in her or his own way, but child prodigies are just awe-inspiring. It’s amazing that kids can play chess at all when they’re only 8 years old — but then to win a World Youth Chess Championship?!
Do your kids have any special talents that amaze you?
Our kids often learn by the example we set for them. And now that the season for giving
is here, check out Monday Moms: Kids Giving Back by Sarah Walls of FOX1010 News
for some great tips on how to teach your kids to give back:
“This is such a special time of year! It really can be magical for our little ones with Santa,
gifts, family, friends and all of that wonderful food. With all of that, this is also a great
teaching time for our kids about giving back. With all the joy of the holidays, there is also
a lot of need. And even the youngest of volunteers can make a huge difference…”
How will you be giving back to your community this holiday season?
According to this article in the New York Times here, more and more parents are doing Google searches on possible baby names before making a final decision – just in case something not so great comes up in the search results.
Did you Google your baby’s name first? Share your favorite names here!
When Yoga Mom wrote in her From the Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom Blog about her son hating Chess Club, she described how she let him quit instead of making him tough it out:
Proud of My Chess Club Dropout
When my analytical kindergartener heard Chess Club was being offered as an after school activity; it was all he could talk about for weeks. I eagerly signed him up because chess is more than a game; it is a way of thinking strategically….
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