People have been telling me forever that my kids are well behaved at Mass. I’ll tell you the secret… It is really easy and takes no preparation. Most people aren’t willing to do it though. Are you ready? Sit in the front pew. Not the second, not close to the front. The first row. Think … More Kids in Church – Let them See!
With babies and toddlers, having a bag ready to go full of good toys for church will save you some angst. Watch out for hard plastic or metal which can be banged noisily on the pew. Opting for special toys which echos the message of the gospel (loosely) helps to set the tone for Sunday. … More The Church Bag – Toys for Kids
Kids need lots and lots of physical affection. Well, actually we all do. For most kids, extra daily physical kindness from parents will aid healthy brain development, confidence and (believe it or not) obedience. A playful toss up in the air does more to establish the parent’s authority than a harsh talking to. So if … More Authority of Affection
Singing a hymn for your baby every time you put her down to sleep has many benefits: it establishes a peaceful routine, you are teaching her to pray, there is a special song in her heart, you get to beautifully tap into God multiple times during the day, the words of the song take on … More Lullaby
I’ve wondered for years how to figure out how many calories a day kids need and today I came across this ratio on SFGate.com: If your child is within a healthy weight range, you can use his body weight to help estimate his calorie needs. According to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, infants need 41 to 55 … More Christ Calories
Disclaimer- I know I’m not mainstream on this one. If I’m driving you crazy on this but other parts of this site are helpful, please let it slide. As useful as technology is, using screens for kids under four is going to hurt more than it helps. Teaching reading, mathematics, science and other subjects … More Not till four