Daily Archives: April 30, 2017




Emotional self-regulation, a large component of emotional intelligence, is the ability to manage one’s experience and expression of emotions. With practice, children improve their capacity for emotional self-regulation. By age four, most children start to use strategies to eliminate disturbing external stimuli. In other words, they cover their eyes when they’re […]

How to Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence









Please tell me I am not the only one with an Amazon Prime addiction. Or the only one who sees their mailman more than their best friends. Or who should probably buy stock in cardboard boxes because we are drowning in them. It’s probably because I had three babies in […]

4 Tips for Making Extreme Boxes



Ever since we bought our Magna-Tiles, they have been one of the most used toys in our house. They get played will all the time and in all different ways! If you aren’t familiar with Magna-Tiles (also sold as Picasso Tiles and Magformers), they are plastic, translucent shapes that are lined […]

10 Unexpected Places to Use Magnetic Tiles





As both mom and educator, I fare better the more I follow John Holt’s two words of advice—“Trust children.” It’s easier said than done, though. Young children are disorderly, ever changing, and focus on the craziest things. To boot, many of us feel extraordinary pressure to raise and educate them […]

Let ‘Em Spin! They’re Learning.





The quickly growing and changing brain of childhood is the prime time to begin affirmations. As a child’s brain is being wired, planting these positive seeds will, as Louise Hay stated, bring abundant growth. Peggy O’Mara said, “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” The best […]

50 Affirmations Just for Kids