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So you and your child chose the backpack, pencils, erasers, water bottle, lunch bag etc…. So do you think you’re done? Nope you’re not! don’t forget to prepare your child mentally!!!

The first thing you should do  is visit your school! Especially if your child is new, why don’t you both take a walk and check out the playground, the cafeteria, meet the principal, etc…

Have a get together with your child’s last year’s classmates and have them make fun activities together. that way they will get used to seeing each other again and they would look forward to seeing them the next day.

Routine, Routine, Routine! Even i as a teacher need routine, Last week i started heading to bed earlier than usual just to let my body get used to sleeping early and waking up early again. The same goes with your child do it gradually!

Parents! Expect a lot of handouts and papers that will be given to your child so why don’t you set up a folder. If you  have more than one child write the name of each on a separate folder

You can divide it accordingly:

–  School reminders ( like trips, events, graduation day etc…)

– Activities /tests

– Newsletters

Enjoy the rest of your summer and have fun preparing for school.

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In 100+ degree heat, it’s too hot even for the pool. Long summer days require creative thinking to keep young children having a good time while staying active. The following ideas require a little planning ahead to gather supplies, but most of these materials are readily available in homes with young children.

Set up an art center

Paints. Use a small kids table, or cover a large table with newspaper. Lay out finger paints, water colors, and washable paints and let your little artists show off their stuff. Be sure to provide several different styles of brushes so they can experiment with the kinds of designs they can make with various brush strokes.

Clay and play dough. Great tools to use with both modeling clay and play dough include plastic utensils, mini muffin tins, and cookie cutters.

Don’t forget the art show! Proudly display finished artwork. Attach paintings to a string or twine with clothespins (like a laundry line), or with magnets on cookie sheets. Set clay creatures and play dough creations on a shelf for your family’s own show and tell.

Use the bathtub as a mini aquatic area

Make it fun! Fill the bathtub fuller than you normally would. Add some bubble bath and water-safe toys and let the kiddos have an extra long time in the tub.

Blow bubbles with bubble solution for them to “catch” and pop. (When you’re stuck in the house, the bathtub is the perfect place for this.)

Parents, don’t over sweat the splashing. Use a large towel to wipe up any water, and your bath floor will be clean! Another household job you can cross off your list.

Let your children into the kitchen

– There are some recipes i posted earlier like:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Crepes

Homemade cotton candy

Homemade gluten free Oreo cookies

Banana Split Pizza

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

 

Dr. F. Felicia Ferrara a psychologist  says the first thing you can do is get a bench so that your kid can step up and feel secure.

– Get a toothbrush that your child will like, something playful

– Let your child choose the flavor of the toothpaste

– Teach them to brush their teeth consistently, not only after one meal.

– Teach them to turn off the water while they brush their teeth

– Brush your teeth with your child and make it fun.


Mixing the ingredients

Crepes on pan

Spread the nutella

Roll nutella crepe like a sandwich

Voila!!!! Enjoy it with your family 🙂

There’s this recipe that we always to make and the crepe  turns out great even better than at restaurants! It’s all about the dough then you just have to spread nutella. I wanted to share this recipe with because first most of us love crepes and it’s a very easy recipe for the whole family.

Ingredients:

– 2 cups milk

– 2 eggs

– 1 tbsp sugar

– 2 tbsp butter (melted)

– sprinkle of salt

– 1 1/2 cups flour

Mix all the ingredient with a blender. Then get a non-stick pan. Spray some oil on the pan and let it heat for half a minute. With a big spoon spread some of the mixture in the pan (just like pancakes) let it heat up and turn brown a little then turn it to the other side. spread the nutella and roll it like a sandwich., and voilaaaa!

A few days ago, my brother sent me a picture of 2 guys and one kid on one scooter, he took the photo because he was shocked because first how did 3 fit in there, and most shocking part is that the kid is at the back. How dangerous is that? This is illegal in most of the countries in the world but not in Lebanon!! Something should be done about this issue and fastttttt….

I want to dedicate this post to my Daddy. I love this picture because i was so emotional that day. That’s when dad got me my new car :)….

Today is such a special day, it is a day to remember everything you have done and taught me.  You guided me my entire life. I am blessed to be your daughter. I love you!

Yes Daddies can get the baby blues too! Post partum depression or baby blues (less severe)  can affect any parent because of the changes that are happening.

Studies say that depression affects mothers and fathers too!

It can be recognized by the following symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Intense irritability and anger
  • Overwhelming fatigue
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Lack of joy in life
  • Feelings of shame, guilt or inadequacy
  • Severe mood swings
  • Difficulty bonding with the baby
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or the baby
  • Having a baby is hard. And, all other things being equal, women are still more likely to have a solid physical reason for being depressed. So, guys, if at all possible, we really need you not to be.