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9 Simple Strategies for Reluctant Readers

May 03, 2017 Becky Thada

9 Simple Strategies for Reluctant Readers

My two daughters are really fascinated with books. Reading together is one of our favorite things to do. But this is not the case for every child. You may be doing all the right things and still your budding reader looks more wilted than blossoming. Boys especially can struggle with the utility of reading. Sometimes they've not been exposed to books that they enjoy and they just don't see the point. If your reader is getting frustrated and has lost that spark for learning, take heart! You can reignite a flame from the smoldering coals. Start with your child's interests. Does she...


Mom of Girls - Mythbusters

November 27, 2016 Becky Thada

Mom of Girls - Mythbusters

  Myth 1: Girls are quieter than boys. Just come to my house when both girls are screaming at the same time and tell me if you think the ear-piercing pitch is quiet. We also love pounding on paint cans or pots as hard as possible! Myth 2: Girls do things like play hair salon. Please ask me why I keep my hair short...because there's a reason! While I will get the occasionally benefit of gentle twiddling, it is overshadowed by the fact that my hair has been a security blanket to both my daughters since their infancy. There's something about...


You're doing just fine, Mama

November 20, 2016 Becky Thada

You're doing just fine, Mama

I know you. You feel guilty when you let your little ones play with the tablet so you can get one more thing done or just have a few minutes of quiet. You worry about your kids eating the right food and not the wrong ones. You wonder if their days are too busy, or not busy enough. You struggle to decide what to involve them in and which schools to send them to. You feel like you're never quite doing enough. You ache for your kids when they're sick and wonder if you're doing the right things. Some days you...

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