Parents and Teachers: Friends or Frenemies?

Parents and Teachers: Friends or Frenemies? Ok, so right off the bat, I feel it’s important to clear up the fact that I’m not generally a “slang” user.  But in this case, if the shoe fits…  It’s a question that actually makes me quite sad, but nevertheless, hangs in the hallways.  When you send your Read More

Parenting Tips: Stop Over-Scheduling and Start Playing

Stop Over-Scheduling Your Children and Start Playing Summer brings with it for many adults who interact with children, the opportunity to stop over-scheduling. Often, children receiving special services take vacations and have therapists that do the same.  More structured school environments are replaced by more laid back camp experiences.  And my mind goes immediately to Read More

Why Shouldn’t Children Exercise?

Hello, my name is Katrina Phillip, and I am a fitness trainer who specializes in children. I am also one of the trainers on Bonita Porte’s Energetic Juniors team. I was recently asked to list a few reasons why children should exercise…However, I believe the true question we should be asking ourselves is – WHY Read More

Parenting Tips: Consistency and Non-Negotiables

Parenting Tips: Consistency and Non-Negotiables One of the basic tenets of the parent education I provide is that consistency is essential to successful parenting.   Take, for example, the client whose daughter was potty training.  Most days she woke up in the morning and was changed from a diaper in to underwear.  However, on some days Read More

Signs of Potty Training Readiness

Signs of Potty Training Readiness When it comes to potty training, having realistic expectations, following your child’s lead, and knowing the signs of readiness are essential before you begin.  Often we see these signs between 2 and 4 years old.  Doctors say that the vast majority of children under 18months do not have the ability Read More