Childcare Centers are Opening Back Up: How to Help Your Child Get Ready

June 29, 2020

by Cora Megan, MA  After nearly four months at home and limited interaction with the outside world, your child will likely protest separating from you on their first days back. This is normal and a healthy expression of their feelings. For young children, separating from a loved one is considered a healthy stressor, not a …

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How to Create a New Family Routine while Kids are Home from School 

May 17, 2020

No one can say how long we will be living in isolation. We don’t know if kids will be home from school for a month or if they will end up being home through the summer. What we do know is that children thrive on consistency. Consistent routines lead to more cooperation from kids. More …

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How to reduce screen time when kids have to be on screens for school?

May 15, 2020

You are usually so good at monitoring your child’s screen time. Maybe you practice Tech-Free Tuesday, or you limit video games to an hour, or you keep phones out of the bedrooms. But ever since the Coronavirus pandemic hit, you’re feeling like you’re losing the screen time battle. Kids are now home from school, but …

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Good Sleep Hygiene Habits for You and Your Kids

May 13, 2020

Set aside enough time for sleep. When you create your quarantine routine, be sure to schedule enough time for sleep. Then spend that time in bed. Here are sleep recommendations by age group. 3 – 5 years old: 10 – 13 hours 5 – 12 years old: 9 – 12 hours Tweens and Teens: 8 …

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Learn how to manage those “call backs and curtain calls” that most children love to make after lights out!

May 8, 2020

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — “So many sleep problems,” said Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg, an assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine. “Just like adults are having problems, kids are having problems.” This author of “Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach” said kids are picking up on their parents’ anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic while also forming new habits …

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Bringing Compassion to Difficult Times

May 1, 2020

We’ve been offered much advice on how to improve our immunity, manage the stress and uncertainty, and come out of this stronger. Setting goals and intentions for our behavior is useful, but holding ourselves to an impossible standard, or being harshly self-critical when we don’t meet that standard, only fuels guilt, shame, and more stress. …

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Quaran-Themes: Have Some Family Fun during Quarantine with Themed Days of the Week – Wednesday

April 28, 2020

For the next 7 days, Peace at Home Parenting will be posting a theme idea for each day of the week. Today’s theme is: Wednesday Friends-Day Today, everyone in the family should connect with a friend – that include parents! This is a difficult time and, while you’re caring for your family, it’s important for …

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Quaran-Themes: Have Some Family Fun during Quarantine with Themed Days of the Week – Tuesday

April 27, 2020

For the next 7 days, Peace at Home Parenting will be posting a theme idea for each day of the week. Today’s theme is: Tech-Free Tuesday Show your family that they can have fun without screens. After school and work, shut off phones, TVs, and computers. Get outside if the weather is nice. Do a …

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