Can Your Child Learn Something From Blaze and the Monster Machines

If you have a toddler who is into cars and trucks, you’ve probably come across Blaze and The Monster Machines on Nickelodeon.  At the beginning of the show it says watching Blaze can help kids learn math, engineering, and science.  (As a side note, Nick Jr. does a similar thing for all their shows, notContinue reading “Can Your Child Learn Something From Blaze and the Monster Machines”

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Review by A Parent For A Parent

If you were like me when you were a kid, you were probably a fan of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.  There was something cool about an old guy in a sweater giving out life lessons and talking to puppets.  Unfortunately, Mr. Rogers died, and PBS figured today’s kids would rather watch a cartoon tiger rather thanContinue reading “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Review by A Parent For A Parent”

5 Fun and FREE Activities for Toddlers

As a parent, finding things to do with your toddler can sometimes be a part-time job, and as a parent of a toddler, you are always looking for things to keep them entertained.  And for some reason, probably a little after the tv was invented, society decided that sticking your kids in front of aContinue reading “5 Fun and FREE Activities for Toddlers”

The 3 Best Ways to Get Picky Kids to Eat Vegetables

There’s a certain point after a child starts eating solid food that they realize, “Hey, wait a minute, broccoli doesn’t taste so great.”  I’m not sure if these toddlers have a meeting and decide one day that they are just going to stop eating vegetables, but one day they’re loving them and the next, it’sContinue reading “The 3 Best Ways to Get Picky Kids to Eat Vegetables”

TV Shows For Kids You Might Not Realize Are Educational

If you are a parent who is able to make it through the day without putting the television on for your child, I congratulate you.  But for the rest of us, most days, the TV serves as a way to break up the day and give your child some time to wind down. Now keepContinue reading “TV Shows For Kids You Might Not Realize Are Educational”

Should You Keep Score In Youth Sports Games (The Answer May Surprise You)

Is keeping score in a T-ball game with 4 year old kids really necessary?  The answer to the question is actually, yes, it is necessary and if you are a coach, or running a league, score should always be kept during a game.  That may surprise the “everyone is a winner crowd”, but there areContinue reading “Should You Keep Score In Youth Sports Games (The Answer May Surprise You)”

At What Age Should You Encourage Your Child To Start Working?

Thinking about putting your kid to work already huh?  For some reason I’m reminded of comedian Sebastian Maniscalco talking about how his dad told him to get a job at 8 years old.  I’d probably say 8 is a little young for a first, but those old school Italians didn’t fool around.  There are aContinue reading “At What Age Should You Encourage Your Child To Start Working?”

I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This, But There Are GOOD Things About Daycare

Before becoming a parent, and even before my wife was pregnant, one of my future worries was who was going to take care of my child while my wife and I both worked.  Once my wife was pregnant, and I realized I wasn’t hitting the lottery or finding millions of dollars under my bed orContinue reading “I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This, But There Are GOOD Things About Daycare”

3 Keys To Succeed as a Working Parent

Have you ever driven past a town sports complex at like 4 o’clock in the afternoon and thought to yourself, “How are these people able to be at a game now…don’t they work?”.  Unfortunately in 2021 in the United Sates, unless you’re someone who gets out of work early or someone who does shift work,Continue reading “3 Keys To Succeed as a Working Parent”