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Being Mindful to Stop Sharing Gender Stereotypes with Your Children (Video)

Being Mindful to Stop Sharing Gender Stereotypes with Your Children (Video)

Our culture is cluttered with messages on how to be male or female. Our children look to us, their parents, and to the world around them to make sense of how to express gender. Are you sure that you are not perpetuating old fashion ideas and stereotypes around gender? Not sure? Take a look a this quick video for one easy tip to stop!

This is Why You Can't Avoid the Sex Talk (VIDEO)

This is Why You Can't Avoid the Sex Talk (VIDEO)

You are avoiding the sex talk but avoiding it won't help your children. Watch our founder speak with board certified sex expert, Gabriela Galvan de Antillon of Blue Pearl Therapeutic to know why it's important.

Sometimes I Want to Give up on Parenting

Sometimes I Want to Give up on Parenting

The wind is blowing my hat towards my cheek, and I can hear my children laughing with their daddy.  It is an absolutely breathtaking day on Miami Beach, and I feel like crying. My mind is flooded with negative thoughts:  I'm a bad mom because I won't play with them in the water and my children's memories of fun times will always include mom on the sideline watching them looking serious.  It is always painful to sit in a happy place full of remorse and regret.  I know this is universal for most of us as parents.

6 Reasons Why Children Should Be Seen and Heard at Restaurants

6 Reasons Why Children Should Be Seen and Heard at Restaurants

I cringed as my husband told my daughter that he would no longer help her order the next time we went to a restaurant.  We have a hard and clean rule of not disagreeing in front of the children when one of us is setting a boundary, but in this situation I could not hold my tongue.  I had never thought about it, but we disagreed about whether or not our children should order their own food at a restaurant.   

What Your Child Needs to Know to be Ready For Kindergarten

What Your Child Needs to Know to be Ready For Kindergarten

Time and again teachers, parents, and school directors worry and complain about how they are all not on the same page as it pertains to readiness for school.  Most understand that socialization, colors, shapes, and letters are important for children to be exposed to.  That said, there are other aspects of a child's social emotional development that if they are not helped and taken care of by the time they go to their first day of kindergarten, will contribute to things not going smoothly in the school age years.  

Tips to Help Parents Answer Sex-related questions from Early Childhood to Teens

Tips to Help Parents Answer Sex-related questions from Early Childhood to Teens

To soothe your fear and discomfort with the topic of sex remember that we develop sexually from the moment we are born, and in this manner it should be approached like when you taught them to walk, eat, go to school, bathe. Here are healthy sexual development markers: