They deserve we learn for them

When a child is born, a parent is also being born. We learn about the job as we are going through the steps of it, and without having the time to really stop and think about it. Becoming parents changes our lives: we begin creating new routines and adapting to living with our little ones. […]

Teaching them to express gratitude

Thanksgiving dinner presents a perfect opportunity to teach children a simple lesson about gratitude, a lesson that can start with parents expressing appreciation to each other, even for the smallest things. It is easy to take each other for granted in our busy lives and talk about our frustrations and concerns in front of our […]

Boundaries: more important than ever

Hi, I’m Pepa! It’s been six months since COVID 19 reached our cities, and if you’re like me, you’re probably still under some type of lock down. Home life has never been as active as it is nowadays, and although some children are going back to school, many are still home all day. The pandemic […]

Foods for intelligence

In his book, “Tips to promote intelligence”, Enrique Rojas talks about the “different kinds of intelligence: theoretical, practical, social, emotional, creative, discursive, auxiliary or instrumental, Phoenician, artificial, mathematical and scientific, spontaneous and provoked, analytical and synthetic, analogical and methodical”. He also talks about the “auxiliary intelligence, which has five tools”: Order: intelligence’s best friend; produces serenity, […]

Safer at home: COVID-19

Hi! This is crazy. Not long ago, being at home all day with the kids was unthinkable. Kids and adults alike had their own lives full of activities. Covid-19 has changed our lives and has made us come face to face with our priorities. Our kids are also seeing it: we’ve locked ourselves in our […]

The importance of educating positively

Do you feel fulfilled when your children learn new things or when they behave well? In those moments it is easy to show them affection and say things that give them confidence in themselves. Seeing our children begin to do what we expect of them is certainly a very rewarding part of being a parent. […]

Adapting to the new school

I’m sure you’ve searched very carefully for a school for your children. Still, you may doubt whether or not you have a made a good choice and worry whether or not they will adapt soon enough. After the novelty of the first few days, it is possible that they will not be as happy as […]

You can correct them with love

Do you get frustrated when they misbehave? In these moments it is very difficult for us to maintain our composure and offer them the support they need. Part of raising children consists in teaching them, little by little, how they have to behave. They are going to need time to assimilate, practice, make mistakes, and […]

The unstoppable snowplow parent

College counselor William Singer is at the center of what the Justice Department calls the largest college admission prosecution ever. 50 people have been charged. Mr. Singer saw how far some parents are willing to go to “help” their children get into prestigious colleges and he decided to take advantage – big time! I have […]

Is my child ready for preschool?

If you are looking for a preschool for your little one you are probably asking yourself, “will it be good enough for them?” The question I would ask you is: is your child sufficiently prepared? In my experience, the majority of the problems the little ones face at school are related to conduct. If you […]