Login

Helping adults prepare children for kindergarten and life.

If Not You, Who? Blog

Sibling Rivalry…Is It Inevitable?

Sibling Rivalry…Is It Inevitable?

Sibling rivalry… it is one of the oldest forms of conflict; it is universal and it’s incredibly normal. The symptoms begin almost immediately as child number two is born and continues throughout childhood and often into teen years.  For those of you who were an only child or had the rare “perfect relationship with your siblings growing up”, sibling rivalry might be a new issue for you. Sibling rivalry can be defined as the jealousy, competition or fighting that… continue reading

Is Santa Real?

Is Santa Real?

I’ll be the first to admit it, I believed in Santa Claus for an embarrassingly long time. As a kid I loved being surrounded by holiday spirit and I still feel there is something magical about Santa Claus. With Christmas spirit everywhere during the month of December, the mall, outside the grocery store and holiday ads, it’s only a matter of time until kids start asking the question, “Is Santa real?” Ultimately how and when you talk to your child about the truth of Santa… continue reading

Beating the Back to School Blues

Beating the Back to School Blues

Rough first couple weeks back at school? It’s just like “vacation hangover” for adults. I don’t know any adults that love being back at work after a nice, long and relaxing vacation. So, it’s not surprising that after three months of summer vacation, getting back into the school year routine can be difficult for both kids and adults! Two major challenges stand in the way of a smooth back-to-school transition. The first challenge is developing and getting… continue reading