Sofia's Blog :: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

5 Reasons “I’m Bored” Should Be Music to Your Ears

What should you do next time your kid says “I’m bored”? Hint: Nothing! In fact, here are five reasons to do yourself and your kid a favor, and let boredom be.   Boredom is the key to unlocking your child’s creativity. Complaining about being bored gets pretty boring pretty fast. Finding ways to fill unstructured time… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

5 Ways to Raise a Kid with Grit

We all want our children to try their best and go for the gold. And if at first they don’t succeed? Get back on the (rocking) horse, kid. After all, research suggests that the best predictor of long-term success isn’t intelligence or talent — it’s good old-fashioned grit. And fortunately, unlike intelligence or talent, grit… Read More

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