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

6 Ways Parents Can Respect Young Children on WhatToExpect.Com

Check out my article on WhatToExpect.com  to learn how you can teach your children respect, by showing it to them first. http://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/family-life/6-ways-parents-can-respect-young-children.aspx

Effective Parenting Begins With Consistency

Effective parenting can be challenging…but it can be done.  One key to success is being consistent in your discipline and limit setting.  Positive discipline and limit setting looks different for each family.  Your child’s needs may not be the same as your friend’s child.  Developmentally, the needs of a two year old will differ from Read More

Beat the Morning Blues!

Keep your baby’s travel kit organized and be ready to go at any time. Having a hard time getting out of the house in the morning? Here are some tips to keep your baby’s travel kit organized. Keep a “kit” in the bottom of your stroller with snacks, an empty cup, diapers, wipes, change of Read More

Brooklyn: Totally Toddler: Toddler Develoment Q & A with Mommybites 10/2/12

(Brooklyn) Totally Toddler — A Toddler Development Q and A   Chances are that if you have a toddler at home, you are dealing with one or several of the following: discipline issues potty training transitioning from a crib to a bed transitioning to being an older sibling getting up at night or taking forever Read More

A Case Against Time Out

During the month of August, I’ll be discussing positive discipline with  HAPPYFAMILY! Check out my thoughts on Time Outs http://ow.ly/cNi1l How do you handle your child when they are not listening? Keep an eye on the website for information about two upcoming events and a GIVEAWAY!

How Babies Learn; Through Their Senses

  “Ugh… he puts everything in his mouth!” Have you ever used these words to describe your baby?  Read on! http://mommybites.com/col1/baby/how-babies-learn/

Tips for Helping Young Children Cope With Separation and Divorce

Check out my article for Mommybites: “Tips for Helping Young Children Cope With Separation and Divorce” Divorce and separation, no matter how amicable the situation, is challenging for everyone involved. It can be particularly so for children, given the number of major changes that will occur in that child’s life.  (For the full article: http://mommybites.com/col1/preschool/tips-for-helping-young-children-cope-with-separation-and-divorce/)

Guest Post: The Creator’s Workshop: Save That Box

 From the moment they are born children are creative; they experiment and create with their minds, bodies and voices.  As children grow, and develop physically and emotionally, their creativity expands and extends to expressions in play, on paper, with play-dough, etc.  The avenues are endless. Encouraging and fostering a child’s innate creativity has many benefits, Read More