Brace yourselves! It’s almost time to say YES to everything your kids want! Well… almost everything. It’s KIDS FREE San Diego October! Truly one of the best times to try all the fun restaurants and attractions for a fraction of the price, KIDS FREE San Diego has over 120 participating partners (!!!!). There’s everything from surf lessons, helicopter rides, boating adventures and so much more. Plus, all the BIG attractions are on board (Legoland, The San Diego Zoo, etc.) as well as over 40 participating museums. And, if you [Read more…] about Kids Free October!
Recently, I saw an article by a mom who said she’s not a helicopter parent – she just enjoys spending the time in the morning before school walking with her son. And I loved it. There’s so much emphasis these days on not hovering over your child that even volunteering in the classroom is suddenly seen as overbearing. For me, this time while our kids are children is flying by too fast and I hope to cherish every moment I can get with them (while trying to juggle work, etc.) and make memories together. I love that I can joke with my middle school child about things that happened when I volunteered for art in her Kinder class. Or that my other kids and I can joke about how grumpy a particular teacher was at their school. That being said, there’s no denying that there’s such thing as over-coddling. In fact, Breezy Mama joined Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rachel Goldenhar and Family Medicine Specialist Dr. Melinda Silva this morning on Fox 5 San Diego for a discussion on the down sides.
First, the basic definition of coddling is over pampering and protecting the child from things that might be “scary” or even upsetting, like hiding the death of a relative, for example, or a tragedy in the news. Never letting them be aware that “bad” things can happen in life, can set them up for major disappointment later.
“A recent article in The Atlantic said that college students are being over sensitive because they were the generation that were over-coddled,” Dr. Silva noted. “They are offended really easily over certain words. For example, there was a law student that didn’t want her teacher to [Read more…] about How Over-Coddling Has Created Vindictive Protectiveness
Listen, we’re all busy. It can be tricky to find the best products for our kids AND get everything else we need to get to … every. single. day. Breezy Mama is always thrilled to learn about new goods and after hearing about Nyme Organics — skin care products for kids that are organic, natural, sustainable, responsibly harvested and certified gluten-free — we had to find out more! Founder Lauren Penn gives us the scoop!
Why Nyme Organics?
Well, we did it for our daughters. They’re now 4 and almost 2. But when they were younger, our oldest developed a really bad rash on her neck and chest. We mean red and raw. So, we went looking for anything to take the pain away. Doctors prescribed [Read more…] about One Mom’s Nyme Organics Keeps Things Pure
My closest friends still can’t believe I got a dog three months ago. In fact, I can’t believe I got a dog. And I’d love to say “it was for the kids,” but it’s soooo not true! I absolutely needed my side by side buddy, who loves to nap at my feet while I work and who greets me like no body’s business when I get home. It’s so special to [Read more…] about Sponsored Video: A Boy and His Dog Duck. IAMS. Good for Life.
As our sweet summers start to fade, the back to school bells are ready to ring! And, just as we adults would be nervous to start a new job, many kids can get anxious about returning to school. This morning on Fox 5 San Diego, Breezy Mama joined Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rachel Goldenhar and Family Medicine Specialist Dr. Melinda Silva to discuss tips for kids who are nervous about school starting, a child who is concerned over which teacher they will get and tips for separation anxiety at drop off (read: hysterically crying child).
1. Problem Solve
If your child expresses they are nervous about returning to school, always [Read more…] about 6 Tips to Ease Back to School Anxiety