scheduling 

The Best Parenting Advice Kathy Buckworth Ever Received...

Kathy Buckworth is a Mississauga, Ontario humourist, author, blogger and (extremely busy) mother of four children: Nicholas, 7, Bridget, 10, Alexander, 16 and Victoria, 18. She has penned four books about the joys and annoyances of parenting, includi...

Under-Scheduling Children - How Bad?

I don't know, what do you guys want to do? Photo: stockexpert.com
This year many mom-friends are skipping the camp-gymnastics-art-class-tutoring routine for a more relaxed (not to mention cheaper) summer. One the one hand, this sounds ultra-ap...

DailyDish - Set your timetable up backwards

Travel back through time to avoid being late for school....

Is your pre-schooler over scheduled?

I first started to feel the "enrichment" pressure when my first child was three years old. As a new mom, I felt like a foreigner as I listened in on the new and strange conversations of the "experienced moms" as I waited for the end of my daughter's ...

Family Rituals

One of the habits on the list I wrote about recently involved creating family rituals. As is my wont, I got to thinking about this. I like the idea of rituals. I think repetition is important to kids as it gives them a sense of stability and familiar...

Is too much structure a bad thing?

I was speaking with Susan of Friday Playdate and Blogging Baby's own Jen Creer this weekend about parents that tend to over-schedule their kids and provide tons of structure throughout the day. As both Jen and Susan have more life and parenting exper...

Adventures in Parenting: the unattainable schedule

I wanted to comment on Stefania Butler's post about scheduling. But, my laptop was on the fritz (second time my power cord has died, grrr), and more importantly: I felt a little out of my league. As you may recall, one of my parenting resolutions fo...

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