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should kids play with toy guns

SFP 66: Should kids play with toy guns?

Even if we don't buy toy guns for our children, they may decide to turn sticks and other devices into make-believe guns. In today's episode we talk about this type of play and whether or not we should purchase toy guns for young children.

how to pick a preschool

SFP 65: SPECIAL EPISODE: How to Choose a Preschool/Daycare

In today's special episode we take a closer look at choosing a preschool/daycare for your children. I explain how I made the decision for my own children and important factors to keep in mind during the process.

What to do about kids who compare themselves to each other?

SFP 64: What to do about kids who compare themselves to others?

It can be hard to listen to our kids compare themselves to others. Today, we are discussing "social graces" in young childhood and how to support children through this challenge.

How do you refuse hand-me-downs?

SFP 63: How do you refuse hand-me-downs?

In today's episode we discuss hand-me-downs. It can be hard/awkward to refuse a generous offer from a family member or friend--so today we talk about doing it graciously. We also discuss best tips for keeping a kid's wardrobe simple.

What are your thoughts on horseplay?

SFP 62: What are your thoughts on rowdy play?

Rowdy play can be scary for parents to watch, but this type of play has huge benefits for our kids. In today's episode we are discussing the benefits of horseplay.

How do you keep a routine when you are away from home?

SFP 61: How do you keep a routine when away from home?

Keeping kids on a schedule while traveling is difficult. In today's episode, we discuss the importance of children getting good sleep--regardless of where they are lying their heads.