Thought for the Day → “But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” – Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
Give your child tons of fun reasons to run like the wind! Classic childhood games including dodge-ball, kickball, chase, and tag always do the trick, but your kids should also feel free to make up their own games.
Tip of the Day July 21
Grow something great with a little help from your child! Make gardening a summer chore—watering, weeding, fertilizing, and pruning—and ask your child for regular updates on the plants they’re caring for.
Tip of the Day July 20
Start a rock collection with your kids. Search for unique, stunning stones throughout the summer and display them in a glass bowl or vase. As the collection grows, watch your child begin to search for certain types, colors, and shapes; it provides an instant activity wherever you go!
Tip of the Day July 19
Take a nature hike with your child. Before you go, make whimsical walking sticks together. Find ones that are about waist-high for your child; you could even use a plastic bat or an old golf club and decorate it with paints and ribbons. With a one-of-a-kind walking stick in hand, your child will feel proud as you hit the local nature trails together!
Tip of the Day July 18
Thought for the Day → “If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.” – Bette Davis
Tip of the Day July 17
You are not alone. In reality, all families face challenges, and it’s a lot easier to deal with the obstacles when we have supporters, allies, and friends who we can turn to.