Sofia's Blog :: Thursday, February 9th, 2017

5 Ways to Raise a More Compassionate Kid


Hey, it’s not just your kid — most children put themselves first most of the time. In fact, an inward-looking outlook just comes naturally to little kids: Developmentally, they’re still learning to put themselves in other people’s shoes. But teaching them to care about others’ feelings delivers lifelong benefits, including strengthening their relationships with others,… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

7 Ways to Get Kids to Actually Do Their Chores


If you’ve decided to get your kids to help out around the house, but haven’t quite worked out how to actually do that, help is here. Check out our top seven tips to get kids to do chores (and on the road to success). Start early Kathy, mom to a 3-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy, says, “My… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Do You Know Which Chores Your Kid’s Ready for?


If your kid’s all play and no work, it may be time to (literally) take them to task: After all, doing chores makes children more responsible, independent and empathetic. Just not sure what they’re ready for? We’re here to help. Choose a few age-appropriate chores from your kid’s age range and get to it. You… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Saturday, January 28th, 2017

How Doing Chores Will Help Your Kid Succeed in Life


If giving your kids chores feels like a chore for you, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 study, only 28% of parents give their kids regular chores, even though 82% of them did chores themselves growing up. We get it: Maybe you don’t get to spend enough time with your kids as it is,… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Setting Your Child Up for Success Starts with This


Raising your kid right means more than just helping them with their ABC’s. Even more important? Their EQ, or "you and me's" -- the emotional and social skills that they’ll need in order to thrive when they grow up. As EQtainment’s founder Sofia Dickens told Red Tricycle, "Everything you want for your kids -- healthy... Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Friday, December 23rd, 2016

The Biggest Parenting Mistake — and Why You Might Be Guilty of It


Growing up isn’t easy. But today’s helicopter parents are making it harder than ever for kids — and it’s taking its toll on all of us, says Julie Lythcott-Haims, the author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Listen in on a few of… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Monday, December 12th, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 EQ Books for Kids


Looking for a gift that will keep your child entertained — and help them learn crucial social and emotional skills without even realizing it? Here are 10 engaging EQ books for kids that fit the bill. Read on! Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners, written and illustrated by Laurie Keller Age level: 5-8 EQ… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

5 Ways to Teach Your Child About Charity


“Mine!” “Gimme!” “I want it!” Sure, kids often act selfish and entitled. But you can teach your child to think about the needs of others, especially those less fortunate. After all, charity begins at home — literally. And with your help, your kid can change the world. Give your kid choices. First, ask your child who… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 EQ Toys and Games


This holiday season, give the gift that keeps on giving — the gift of building your children’s emotional intelligence. Check out our list of favorite EQ toys and games for your list of favorite kids.   Worry Eater, $22.99 Cuddly creature that “eats” your child’s worries — just have your kid write or draw their worries on… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Friday, November 18th, 2016

CNN Report: Study Links Behavior in Kindergarten to Adult Success


Turns out all your kid needs to know they can learn in kindergarten: A 20-year study in the American Journal of Public Health has discovered a link between a kindergartener’s social skills and their success as an adult. Helpful kindergarteners who were good at sharing were found more likely to get a college degree and… Read More