Category: Bravo Blog

Kids Room, Oh What A Mess!

I am sure we have all had that sinking feeling as you open the door to your child's bedroom of what are we going to find.  I know have and it’s almost every time.  When the door was open some of the mess was trickling into the hallway.  That is when I knew it was beyond time to take control and get some organization that we both could live with...read more

Giving not Give me!

In the ever-growing tension of everyday life, sometimes we forget what is truly important and the driving force into kindness and doing good.  We want to set positive examples for our children  and raise them to be kind, loving adults. The holidays are quickly approaching and this is a great time to teach your children about charity, but are your little ones struggling with the season of "give me!" instead...read more

The Big Question Is?

It's Friday and you've had quite the week at work. It's the end of the day and all you want to do is to pick up your child from daycare and go home.  In the back of your mind, you've been thinking about asking your child's teacher how they have been doing in class. But because of all, that's been going on at work you forget to really ask what...read more

Can Everyone Garden?

Being new to this whole gardening thing I was surprised how much I loved it and how much my kids loved it.  Coming from the dry Las Vegas heat I had never given it a shot, but teaching kids where their food comes from is like sharing a little secret with them to share with the world. Especially younger kids, showing them you can take a single apple seed from...read more

Springtime: A Great Time To Give!

Spring can often mean most of us are feeling the urge to do some Spring Cleaning.  Whether or not you dread this or get excited to purge your belonging like I do, this can be a great time to teach your child the importance of Giving.  Everyone has something to give back.  It doesn’t have to something physical; it can be a simple act of service. As you clean out those...read more

How Was Your Class Today? Getting More Than “Fine” From Your Child.

We all want to hear about our child's day at school but often that equates to pulling information out of our unwilling children if we want more than the obligatory "fine". Here are some tips to getting your child to open up about their class. 1. Use papers, artwork, or stamps they bring home as a conversations starter. Ask open-ended questions on how each item was created or earned. Your child...read more

Transition and Clean Up Can Be Fun!

Trantransitioning two-year-old kids from one activity to another is never easy unless you make it fun. First always let them know that they only have five more minutes to play, then we will clean up. Turn on the "clean up" song and dance, sing, or play a game to put all the toys away. After they clean up and you still can't get their attention you could read them a...read more

The Solution Is Within Your Reach!

Have you ever felt like there is too much information in your head? How about too much clutter in your house or workspace? Decluttering is a simple solution that you can obtain quickly and easily yet the results will amaze you! You'll be able to focus more, have more one on one time with loved ones and you'll find yourself amazed at how refreshed you feel! Decluttering can apply to...read more

Pick Your Battles

In everyday life we often deal with difficult situations with children, which can be a very frustration thing. With these four steps it can help difficult situations with your child.

1. Stay Calm:

How? By staying calm you are able to think clearly and take your time to react appropriately. If you are becoming frustrated very quickly take a breath and count to ten before reacting. You need to look at the...read more

The Science Of Early Childcare Development

The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through an ongoing process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood. Early experiences affect the quality of that architecture by establishing either a sturdy or a fragile foundation for all of the learning, health, and behavior that follow. In the first few years of life, 700 new neural connections are formed every second. After this period of rapid proliferation, connections are...read more