Category Archives: Parenting Tips

Language Building Tips

Language-Building Tips for Parents by Lindsay Watrous When our second-born son failed his newborn hearing screening, I was thrust into unfamiliar territory as a new mom. In addition to the normal adjustments that come with bringing home a newborn, I was also faced with the reality that our son had permanent hearing loss. His official diagnosis came at three weeks, he was fitted with

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School Lunch For Picky Eaters

School Lunches for Picky Eaters  Confession: I’m the parent of a picky eater.   I’ve been fortunate that our two older children have been pretty laid back about school lunch. One of them always eats a lunch from home due to food allergies. He has been fine eating either a PBJ or ham sandwich, combined with a fruit and veggie, every school day for five years. Bless him. His younger brother likes to mix it up

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Chores For Preschoolers

Chores for Preschoolers Lindsay Watrous has some great ideas on appropriate chores for preschoolers!   I was sorting my pantry today when I came across these three jars: one for chores, one for books, and one for fun learning activities. I made these jars back in 2012 when our two boys were still in preschool here at FUMCG (Ladybugs and Dragonflies). Seeking ways to

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