Parenting

Parenting is a huge aspect of homeschooling. These parenting articles are useful to all parents, not just home educators. We have also welcomed guest articles by non-homeschoolers in this category. If you think you have something to offer, let us know.

8 Sensory Toys for Toddlers that Improve Mental and Physical Development

Posted in Parenting on June 27, 2017

4 Different sensory toys

Toddlers play to have fun and explore the world around them. It is important that you provide them with toys that allow them to develop their fine motor skills and hand - eye coordination. There are a lot of toys on the market that help develop these skills, but a toddler also needs sensory toys Read More »

The Importance of Family Involvement: Babies Learn Best at Home

Posted in Parenting on June 25, 2017

Mother educating her two children

Study after study demonstrate the incredible importance of early childhood development— especially the role that family members play—in shaping a child from the earliest years. The examples and studies are numerous enough to fill out a four-year college degree (or more), but following are a few key facts. The Youngest Years are Vital The first Read More »

Baby Sleep Tricks: 9 Ways to Get Your Baby to Sleep at Night

Posted in Parenting on June 23, 2017

Ways Get your Baby to Catch ZzZ

There are those of us who have those sweet cuddly newborns who seem to understand the concept of sleeping through the night. Then, there are children like mine who think night time means party time. I’m guessing if you are reading this, you are closer to being the latter. After getting shingles with my first Read More »

How to Potty Train a Stubborn Toddler

Posted in Parenting on June 21, 2017

This toddler is going to be difficult to potty train!

How would you describe your toddler? Opinionated? Spirited? Defiant? Stubborn? Then comes the day we finally decide to forgo diapers. We’ve got the potty, we’ve got the wipes, we’ve read the blogs, we’ve got our game faces and we’ve got our form of encouragement (AKA bribing tools). The only one who’s not on board is Read More »

The Benefits of Learning Music at an Early Age

Posted in Parenting on June 13, 2017

The benefits of learning music from an early age

As higher education becomes more competitive, many parents turn to extracurricular activities as one way to bulk up their child’s curriculum. Often, that includes music lessons for various instruments. Music isn’t just a resume builder! Besides the clear educational advantage music provides for your child, there are many other benefits that you should consider. Many Read More »

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