Dreading leaving your toddler with the babysitter or at daycare and want to prepare him?
Virtually every parent who has left a toddler with a caregiver has experienced the crumpled face, the arms velcro-locked around your knees, the wail that rips through your heart.
Military parents understand the importance of saving for their child's college education. However, with tuition rising steadily, you may not realize just how much you'll need to pay for college in the future.
High school can be the hardest time for a military child to PCS. They’ve worked hard to earn a reputation in their sport or activity and with their teachers. They have friends and a routine they don’t want to leave. Switching allegiance from one school to another is hard.
Parents stationed in Europe with preschool aged children find that their options for preschools are limited. Preschool education has many beneficial effects for young children and helps them learn many of the skills required for school readiness.
When it comes to parenting, one of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. Money talks should start at an early age, and by the time kids reach middle school they should be conscious of how money works as well as the importance of saving.
As a kid, it was always such a joy to write my letter to Santa each year. I’d flip through the JCPenney toy catalog to create an epic wish list of Barbies (I realize I totally dated myself with this admission).
The Scholarships for Military Children Program for the 2020 – 2021 school year kicks off Dec. 16, marking its 20th year of awarding grants to military families and celebrating the commissary’s role in enhancing their quality of life.
Keeping children’s minds off of the carefully wrapped presents under the tree and the smell of fresh baked Christmas cookies can be extremely difficult. I have two toddlers, so I know the struggle is real! However, I have found that crafts are a nice distraction from it all.
It can be daunting navigating the toy aisle, or browsing online for appropriate toys for children under five. Most shoppers want value for money, as well as educational value, and naturally we want the child receiving the purchase to find the toy fun to use too – what’s the point otherwise?
Nearly 70 percent of Americans say their favorite part about the holidays is spending time with family and friends, according to the Pew Research Center. So, during the hectic holiday crunch, you may be looking for ways to simplify the many tasks on your to-do list.
With the right games, toys and activities on-hand, playtime can pull double duty, being an opportunity both to have fun and help kids reach important milestones.
To build the following skills, consider incorporating the following ideas into your child’s playtime: