Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Siblngs Classes?

Does anyone know of any classes for soon-to-be siblings? No, it's not for me but a friend. We know at Memorial Hermann, there's a class but the older child must be at least 4 years old. The closer in, the better, but any suggestions are welcome.


Until the next nap time...

Before School Year, Plan Family Day/Night

Well, parents are already preparing for the new school year. Last night, I saw the first "back to school" ad by Target. By the way, I've double checked my calendar & it is still July. That said, many kids are returning to school in md-August this year. Unlike my parents, I never worried about returning to school because of the heat. That's what air conditioning is for. However, I think it's good for kids to have some down time and explore summer activities they don't typically get to do. That's my two cents.

As you prepare for a new school year, don't forget to dedicate time to your family & doing some group activities. Commit to a regular Family Day or Family Night. In Houston, you can use my book 100+ Activities for Houston Kids to find great events for your family. I also recommend coming together as a family to brainstorm on fun things to do over the next school year. That gets everyone excited & ensures you tackle a variety of things. Here's a link to another newsletter by Wayne Parker that provides some nice tips on planning a Family Day/Night. It provides some good tips for parents, especially dads.

Until the next nap time...