- To the Mothers of the World! I Salute You. by Shelly Lefkoe - 05-22-2013
- Facebook Signup by Melissa - 05-22-2013
- Exciting News at GiftED: Members-Only Deals by Melissa - 05-19-2013
- Prejudice is Learned by Shelly Lefkoe - 05-15-2013
- 'Minimalist Parenting': The Latest Child-Rearing Trend by gifted - 05-13-2013
To the Mothers of the World! I Salute You.
by May 22, 2013 on•
It is a good thing I got rid of the belief that mistakes and failures are bad because I made a doozy. I forgot to write a blog about mothers day! When I realized this, of course, it was too late. Mother’s Day had passed. Then I realized, “wait a minute, who said it was too late. Just because Mother’s Day passed does’t mean that I can’t write about it.” …
Exciting News at GiftED: Members-Only Deals
by May 19, 2013 on•
At our annual meeting to kick of the year back in January, we sat around thinking about how we could provide value to our community. We love writing blog posts, but thought that there had to be more! We tossed tons of ideas around but what we kept coming back to was this main question: How can we use all the knowledge and products that I have read or used …
Prejudice is Learned
by May 15, 2013 on•
My husband and I just went to see the movie 42, about the life of Jackie Robinson, with some friends. There were many scenes in the movie that were meaningful enough to blog about but there was one scene in particular that really got me! A little boy is sitting in the stands watching the game with his dad. The game begins and Jackie Robinson, the first African American to …
‘Minimalist Parenting’: The Latest Child-Rearing Trend
by May 13, 2013 on•
Every year, there are a whole slew of new parenting catchphrases and trends. In the past few years, we’ve been introduced to a range of parenting styles, including everything from helicopter parenting to attachment parenting to permissive parenting. There have been fads, such as Amy Chua’s Tiger Parenting, the free-range kids movement, or the family bed technique. Most of these parenting movements have spurred controversy, debate, or discussion. So-called ‘minimalist …
Ted Talk: In Support of Conscious Parenting
by May 9, 2013 on•
What does it really mean to be a conscious parent? The word “conscious,” as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, refers to something that is “done or acted out with critical awareness.” Given that explanation, the phrase “conscious parenting” seems to refer to a parenting style that is wholly based in awareness. Conscious parents are cognizant of the values, beliefs, and impressions that they are giving to their child through their own …
Choosing to be Childless: Selfish or Responsible?
Chances are that if you’re reading this blog, you have kids. You’ve endured a stream of dirty diapers and sleep-deprived nights during your child’s infancy. You’ve dealt with the tantrums of a teething toddler. You tirelessly cleaned up the messes when your child was potty training, sick with the flu, or believed he or she was the next Jackson Pollock and splattered paint all over your living room walls. Yes, …
What is the Autism Diet and Does it Really Work?
In spite of the fact that it’s been around for centuries, autism is still largely a mystery to the medical community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), autism spectrum disorders affect nearly one in every 110 children in the United States. In recent years, there have been a number of theories to surface that discuss potential causes of this neurological disorder, including vaccines. But so far, …
Do We Really Want Our Kids To Take No For An Answer?
by May 1, 2013 on•
We work so hard to teach our kids to take “no” for an answer. We get annoyed when they don’t listen and when they keep insisting on getting their way. We even say things like, “When I say no, I mean no.” We envy the parents of kids who are “well behaved” and do what they’re told. We secretly wish our kids would be like them. What would our kids …
5 Steps to Kid-Friendly Spring Cleaning
As soon as spring hits, your kids disappear outside and only surface for meals. Meanwhile, you’re stuck washing, spraying, scrubbing, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, organizing, discarding, and rinsing in a desperate attempt to get rid of the dreary remnants of winter. Now if only you could put your kids to work… Not so long ago, kids were an acceptable source of labor, at least for their own parents. In fact, families …
Debunking 5 Popular Bedtime Myths
For you and your kids, bedtime might be regular source of friction. Bedtime can inspire children of all ages to get creative trying to trick you into letting them stay up later – even if it’s just for 15 extra minutes. For children, nighttime is a time of separation from you, so it’s no wonder that it’s met with some resistance. In spite of that, you know that your child …