Though it may throw a parent off at first when their daughter or son comes home with tears streaming down their face because of a playground interaction gone wrong, it’s just as important to take your child’s feelings seriously as when an adult friend comes to you with a problem. Breezy Mama joined Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rachel Goldenhar and Family Medicine Specialist Dr. Melinda Silva on Fox 5 San Diego this morning for a discussion on handling “girl drama” (yes, there’s boy drama, too!) as well as the proper age to move from a car seat to a booster and a booster to no booster. Read on for the 5 tips and watch the discussion, too – get it here: [Read more…] about 5 Tips for Mean Girl Drama
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College–one of the best times of my life. It’s where I became independent, learned how to do laundry and to cook. It’s where I met my husband and learned that I couldn’t take a Scantron test if my life (or grade) depended upon it. My parents paid for me to go to school–their generosity being something I’ll never forget. If it wasn’t for them, I may not have been able to go (or had as much fun) because college is expensive!
My husband was lucky as well–his parents paid for his education and we both knew that when we had kids, we’d want to pay it forward and do the same for our children. But did I mention that college is expensive?! So after the birth of our first child, I gave myself the task of researching 529’s.
For those that don’t know, 529’s are [Read more…] about ScholarShare Makes Saving for College Easy
Social media is obviously here to stay and, yet, it’s strange parenting on a topic that we didn’t grow up with! Breezy Mama got to chat with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rachel Goldenhar and Family Medicine Specialist Dr. Melinda Silva on Fox 5 San Diego to discuss this topic and below are 5 tips for keeping kids safe online and the video of the discussion! (Psst… and we discuss parenting with two languages and tips for growing pains!)
1. Know what sites your child is going on.
Seems like a no-brainer, but new social media sites are popping up daily and we parents are generally the last to know (in fact, Facebook is dead to most kids after we became fans… ahem…). Talk to your kids about [Read more…] about 5 Social Media Tips Every Mom Should Know
Growing up, there were fire drills and earthquake drills… and now our kids “get” to experience lockdown drills… sigh. So how do you explain why they need to practice being locked down? Breezy Mama joined Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rachel Goldenhar and Family Medicine Specialist Dr. Melinda Silva on Fox 5 San Diego to discuss this topic. Here are 3 tips for explaining lockdown to your kids…
1. Be honest…
Like it or not, your kids are talking with other kids and hearing all sorts of stories you likely prefer they didn’t. Find out your school’s lockdown policy and explain to your kids what [Read more…] about Explaining School Lockdown to Your Kids
Here we are always doing our best to reduce “screen time” and then out comes a study from Brown University that says video games may speed up a player’s ability to learn. Truth be told, I often feel that I developed certain thinking and strategic skills from playing games myself as a child! Since I do prefer the kids being outdoors and exploring, I’ve kept that on the down low… until I saw this study! Breezy Mama had to get to the bottom of this and turned to Amanda Morin from Understood.org, an organization that helps the parents of children with learning and attention issues, to find out if video games can help kids learn.
How can playing video games help kids learn better?
Video games may improve focus.
Some people think that [Read more…] about And Now Video Games Are Good For Kids???