Benefits of Getting a Pet When you have Kids

When you already have kids, getting a pet can seem like a big added chore to your family’s already busy life. Fortunately, there are a ton of amazing benefits to adding a furry friend to your family! Studies have shown that families who have furry pets lead to kids with better relationship skills, kids whoContinue reading “Benefits of Getting a Pet When you have Kids”

How Diet Impacts Behavior in Children: hyperactivity, ADHD, Autism and more

Are you having issues with your child’s behavior? Maybe it’s generalized behavior problems, ADHD, hyperactivity or Autism… any of which can make life more challenging. I feel you and empathize with you. There has been a ton of research done on how a child’s diet, and adults, can impact their behavior and health. I haveContinue reading “How Diet Impacts Behavior in Children: hyperactivity, ADHD, Autism and more”

Shaken Baby Syndrome: causes, symptoms, prevention and everything you need to know

Shaken Baby Syndrome Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse that can cause severe brain damage or death. It is caused when a baby is shaken violently and repeatedly and can inflict serious injuries. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a preventable public health problem that can also be seen as a crimeContinue reading “Shaken Baby Syndrome: causes, symptoms, prevention and everything you need to know”

Playroom Ideas: organization, learning experiences, toys and supplies

Setting up your child’s playroom, or rearranging and organizing, can be a daunting process. We all dream of a world where kids cleaned up their own messes and played in a constructive way with little drama. I have gone through many professional trainings learning about school and home environments, and how to set them upContinue reading “Playroom Ideas: organization, learning experiences, toys and supplies”

Fall Learning Activities to do at Home With Your Child

Fall is here! The leaves are starting to change colors and it’s time to throw on those cozy sweaters. Fall brings a lot of learning opportunities for kids of all ages. In this article we will strategize ways to turn everyday fall experiences into learning moments and activities. Here at Recipe for Parenting we believeContinue reading “Fall Learning Activities to do at Home With Your Child”

Coping with Divorce: A Guide for Parents with Young Children

Divorce is hard. It can be emotionally draining, saddening, stressful, frustrating and difficult. Us as parents feel these emotions, and our kids feel them too. Parents who put off divorce usually do it for their children, not for themselves. We put our children before ourselves. We would rather watch our children thrive than thrive ourselvesContinue reading “Coping with Divorce: A Guide for Parents with Young Children”

Strategies to Combat ADHD in Children : Natural Remedies, Diet Changes and Lifestyle.

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is extremely common in the United States, as well as the westernized world in general. 5-8 %, or 6.1 million, of children have been reported to have ADHD. According to the Journal of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, children with ADHD have higher stress levels inContinue reading “Strategies to Combat ADHD in Children : Natural Remedies, Diet Changes and Lifestyle.”

What to do when your Child has a Tantrum: 5 Steps to Stop Temper Tantrums

Steps to Reducing Temper Tantrums and Fits When a child throws a tantrum or is refusing to listen to you it can be very frustrating for a parent. Once a tantrum starts, it can be hard to stop. Through a process of observation, planning and implementing a specific plan for your child and for yourContinue reading “What to do when your Child has a Tantrum: 5 Steps to Stop Temper Tantrums”