Listen Up! Tips To Get Your Kids to Really Hear You

Listen Up! Tips To Get Your Kids to Really Hear You

Do you ever feel like you’re talking to a brick wall when you’re asking your kids to do something or explaining something important? Do they look at you, yet you feel like none of the information is being absorbed? It’s frustrating when you’re trying to make a point, to give directions, or to get your kids to do something and there is this blank stare as though you’re not making any sound. Most parents have been there, and it’s hard to figure out how to get your kids to really listen. Why Aren’t They Listening? Are they ignoring you? Trying to be defiant? Simply scatterbrained? Or are they trying to see how far they can go without making you lose your marbles? When kids don’t listen, parents need to put their foot down, and let kids know that they have no choice but to hear what you’re saying. As the parent, it’s important that your child always takes what you say seriously. Because there may come a time, when if they don’t listen to you they can be in harm’s way. While danger may be unlikely, kids should know that their parents talking to them for a reason. Whether it’s to pick up their dirty socks off the floor or to look out because a car is coming, every word is valuable and children must understand that when a parent talks, their ears ought to perk up. No exceptions. One way to get kids to listen is to make them drop everything. When you’re talking, all eyes on you, both ears listening. If they’re watching TV, shut it off....
Valentine’s Messages for Kids

Valentine’s Messages for Kids

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, so let’s start the love fest with some of Cupid’s love for our cuties. Here are some heartfelt quotes and messages to get you in the Valentine’s spirit before you spoil them with chocolates! Simple, and to the point. Something your child must always remember. There are a million little things. Your child is certainly amazing. Get a little clever. The love you have fills you from within. And that smile never fades. Let Pooh say it for you. And that’s a fact. And everywhere in between! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Stay tuned for more posts on our blogs. By: Melissa A....
Snow Day Snacks

Snow Day Snacks

When you’re stuck inside on a snow day, what else is there to do but to snack? Sure, the kids can watch TV, play with their toys, or take a few extra naps, but chances are they’ll be craving something good to eat. Fill up their bellies so they can fuel up for fun outside building snowmen or tossing snowballs. And these snacks are perfect for preparing with the kids. Snow day snacks make the bad weather so much more bearable! DIY Pita Pizzas A warm snack is in order when the temperature drops. And who doesn’t love pizza? Make a mini version of the popular treat and pop it in the microwave or toaster oven for a quick snack that is simple to make. Here’s how to make a ‘DIY pita pizza’: Ingredients: One 8-inch pita (white or wheat) 2 tablespoons pizza sauce ¼ cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese Toppings of choice (veggies, seasonings, extra cheese, meat (for non-Kosher), etc.) Spread the sauce evenly on the pita, add the cheese and toppings. Pop in the microwave for 45 seconds – 1 minute or until cheese is melted. For a crispier pizza, place in the toaster oven for about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and the pita edges are golden brown. Celery Three Ways Celery as a fun snack? Before the kids run to the pantry to pig out on potato chips, give them a good reason to swap the snack food for something so much better. With this ‘celery three ways’ recipe, the crunch combined with the fabulous fillings will have the kids eating their veggies...
Wholesome Winter Breakfasts to Keep Your Kids Energized ‘Till Lunch

Wholesome Winter Breakfasts to Keep Your Kids Energized ‘Till Lunch

It’s so important for kids to have a wholesome and hearty breakfast before they head off to school. Proper nutrition is key to their performance and attention, keeping them on the ball and at their peak. Without a nutritious breakfast, kids can lose concentration, feel physically unwell, and have trouble keeping up with classwork. They may feel tired, irritable, or just plain hungry. That’s why it’s your duty to make sure they have a wholesome breakfast each day. Winter’s here, meaning it’s time for seasonal favorites made to keep tummies warm when the temperature dips. These two easy-to-prepare breakfasts are not only delicious, but healthful too. Each recipe makes one serving. Oats, Nuts, and Fruit Bowl Ingredients: ½ cup quick cooking oats 2 tablespoons mixed unsalted nuts or sunflower and pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons raisins 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots 1 tablespoon chopped dates 1 tablespoon low-sugar jam or jelly 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice Cook the oats as directed and stir in the remaining ingredients. Serve with warm milk or a pat of butter if desired. Filling and flavorful, kids will be ready for a full day of school. Veggie Egg Wrap-Up Ingredients: 2 large eggs 1/8 cup milk ¼ cup diced green bell pepper ½ cup chopped spinach 2 tablespoons chopped sun dried tomatoes ½ teaspoon black pepper Dash of salt to taste Medium-to-large whole wheat tortilla wrap Scramble eggs with the milk and stir in remaining ingredients. Cook in microwave or in a pan. Transfer to the tortilla and wrap up like a burrito. Serve with ketchup for dipping if desired. Serve your winter breakfast...
Announcement! Open House Lower East Side Location – Welcoming Families to See Our Facility

Announcement! Open House Lower East Side Location – Welcoming Families to See Our Facility

Are you interested in enrolling your child in an eco-friendly daycare/school? Consider the Lower East Side location of All My Children Daycare. We’re holding two open houses. We are inviting families to tour the facilities and learn what the AMC curriculum is all about. Come meet our dedicated staff and director. We are accepting children 6 months to 5 years. Two open houses are scheduled: Dates: Monday, December 17th 7-9PM  and Sunday, January 6th 11AM-2PM. Location: 112 Ridge Street, New York, NY 10002. We will provide open play and arts and crafts for the kids to keep them entertained and occupied.   About us: AMC is committed to preparing young children for school and life readiness. Our safe, nurturing, eco-friendly environment and ethical character define our dedication to your children. We instill within each child the skills necessary to develop their own knowledge. They are the future for a better world. We look forward to meeting you in December or January! Contact us for more information: E-mail Address: info@allmychildrendaycare.com Manhattan Office: (212)...
Winter Blender Soups – One Step to Scrumptious

Winter Blender Soups – One Step to Scrumptious

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a warm bowl of soup. Comfort food at its finest, a hearty bowl of simmering soup is a belly-filling delight. Whether for a light lunch, afternoon snack, or a dinner starter, soup is always a crowd-pleaser. Now imagine making homemade soup in a snap by using a blender to combine all the ingredients in a flash. It’s easy and efficient, then all you have to do is warm it up in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Save batches in the freezer to heat up when you’re in a rush but want something soothing to eat. Here are two winter blender soup recipes the family is sure to love. Grab a spoon and dig in! Sweet Potato Puree We all love sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving but tend to forget about the tender tater come winter. The wholesome potato is full of flavor and makes for a great blender soup. Kids love the sweet taste and you’ll love that you’re feeding them something nutritious. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients: 4 large sweet potatoes (use yams if you can’t find sweet potatoes) oven-cooked or microwaved ‘till fork-tender. Cool and dice. 1 cup whole milk (or low-fat). Swap with soy if you’re dairy-free. 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons dried onion 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt Parsley for garnish Sour cream for garnish Place all ingredients (aside from the parsley and sour cream) in a blender and blend until smooth. Heat in a pot or in the microwave and serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of...
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