Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

De-Stress Your AM with This Printable Morning Routine Chart for Kids


Children crave routine — and establishing one with them is a great way to start teaching them time management, independence and responsibility. When kids get their morning routine down pat, the day starts with less chaos, which means you get to enjoy more quality family time at breakfast, your kids get to feel more in… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Five Secrets to Stopping the Whining


“Mommmmmmmy, I don’t waaaaaaaant to put my shoes on! It’s not faiiiiiiiiirrrr!” As annoying as whining can be, your kid isn’t actually trying to annoy you. They’re just whining because they’re truly upset about something — and admit it, sometimes you give in just to make them stop (only, oops, that just trains them to… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Monday, July 24th, 2017

How to Help Your Kid Find Their Passion — and Become a Champion


If you can help your child figure out what fires them up, you’ll give them a gift that lasts a lifetime, says Wayne Bryan, author of Raising Your Child to Be a Champion in Athletics, Arts, and Academics. Bryan is the father and coach of the number-one doubles tennis team in the world, Mike and… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Bond with Your Kids on Your Next Family Trip with This Fun Printable Game


Road tripping with kids this summer? Break out this “Would You Rather” printable game to keep them busy and help them learn valuable social and emotional skills. Spend some quality family time learning about each other and working on listening skills — just print out this list of “Would You Rather” questions and take turns answering, including… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Monday, July 10th, 2017

Take a Family Summer Vacation — and Sneak in Some Valuable Life Lessons While You’re at It


Going on a family summer vacation? Have a great time — and work on building your kid’s social and emotional skills without their even realizing it. Here are five easy ways to sneak a little summer learning into your family’s summer fun. Take five (hammock optional) Builds patience and focus Ready, set, relax: Take five minutes… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Monday, June 19th, 2017

Skip the Store-Bought and Make This Focus-Fueling Hummus with Your Kid Instead


Every kid loves pressing buttons. And as long as they’re not your buttons, hey, everyone’s happy. Encourage your kid to help you in the kitchen (and press the food processor or blender buttons while they’re at it!) by making this healthy, inexpensive, all-ages-approved snack. The chickpeas in this recipe contain magnesium and complex carbohydrates to… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Monday, June 12th, 2017

5 Ways to Set Your Kid Up for Summer Camp Success


Signing up for summer day camp can help little campers reap big benefits, including building independence, self-confidence, social skills and more. But it can also be challenging for kids to readjust from the familiar routine of home or school. This summer, fend off pre-camp jitters and ensure your kid’s a happy camper with these six… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: 5 Ways to Teach Respect


Your kid takes one look at the dinner you’ve just slaved over and declares “Yuck!” Or responds to your request to pick up her toys with “Whatever” and an eye roll. Or sees someone squeezing into an airplane seat and yells “You’re fat!” Fear not, there’s still hope for your child. Impulse control is tough for little… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The Most Valuable Things in Your Child’s Life Aren’t Things


As we kick off summer this Memorial Day weekend, we wanted to share this post from guest blogger Victoria Prooday of YourOT.com. It’s a great reminder that all kids really need is love — and a little time outside!  What do children really need? What is our perception of our kids’ needs? Are we providing… Read More



Sofia's Blog :: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Why You Should Let Your Kid Struggle


We could so relate to this post from blogger, former elementary school teacher and mom JoEllen Poon at CuppaCocoa.com, we had to share! It was just another morning at Gymboree when my daughter got her chunky little leg caught between two dowels in the small wooden boat. No big deal. I stood off to the side and let her… Read More