Family

Staying On Track With Thomas

Weā€™ve all felt rushed at times, and this can lead to accidental omissions. How can we slow down, and make sure we keep track of what matters? This is the challenge that Thomas the Tank Engineā„¢ faces in the book Thomasā€™ Train. It is the fourth in Caribuā€™s series of Thomas & Friendsā„¢ 75th Anniversary Video Read Alouds featuring Kevin Jonas.

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COVID-19, Family

Helping Your Child Sleep Well During This Difficult Time

There are lots of reasons why sleep has become more difficult for your children, but three main ones come to mind: schedule changes, lack of physical activity, and higher levels of anxiety. Our schedules are no longer as consistent as they were. Bedtimes and rise times are often a moving target when there’s no school bus coming. And, homeschooling while juggling work and other responsibilities can make it hard to find the time to help your kids get the kind of physical activity that can help them sleep well at night. Finally, your children may be picking up on your own anxiety and may be asking for a bit more help than is typical to get to sleep at night. What can we do about these issues?

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COVID-19, Family

Siblings Fighting More During Lockdown? Here’s What Parents Can Do.

Being stuck inside with your kids for an indefinite amount of time due to a global pandemic is stressful enough. It’s even worse when those kids can’t stop bickering. For many parents, this is the new reality. Siblings, cooped up and frustrated, are fighting more than they normally might, and nobody can escape.

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