T Pierre's Blog

T Pierre's Blog

Is your child ready for their first sleepover?

Saturday, October 06, 2018 Vickie Jones

There is no magic age at which a sleepover is appropriate. Generally speaking, the child has to be old enough to go to sleep on his/her own. This means that they don’t need a long, specific ritual from a parent in order to catch some Zzzz’s. As a rule of thumb, if your child falls into one of the following categories of nighttime distress, we recommend a bit more time before sending them to a friend’s house for a sleepover.  . . . Learn More

When should I be concerned about my child's bedwetting?

Saturday, August 18, 2018 Vickie Jones

Bedwetting is a common childhood problem. Many children between the ages of two and four who master toilet training during the day, will experience episodes of bedwetting through the night. In many cases, the nighttime bedwetting incidents will gradually decrease until they have completely ceased around the age of five or six.   . . . Learn More

Preventing Heat Stroke in Cars

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Vickie Jones

Sometimes babies and young children are sleeping so peacefully in the backseat that parents forget they are there. As parents hurry through life’s daily routines,  it can be tempting to leave a sleeping child in the car to avoid waking them up to quickly run into the store. But leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke, even in cooler temperatures. Here’s some helpful information and tips for parents about preventing heatstroke in cars.  . . . Learn More

The Benefits of Playing in the Water

Monday, June 11, 2018 Vickie Jones

Summer is the perfect time to explore, and there’s nothing more fun than spending time in water. No matter if it’s in the ocean, lake, creek, community pool, or tub in the backyard, playing in the water may help children grow and develop in these essential ways:  . . . Learn More

Fun Activities to Teach Your Child About Money

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Vickie Jones

We don’t have to tell you it’s important to teach your children basic money skills. The big stumbling block is how to do it. Research shows that parents are the number one influence on a child’s financial behavior. Here are a few of my favorite activities to teach kids about basic financial principles, including charitable giving, delayed gratification, budgeting, saving money, and compounding interest.  . . . Learn More

The Truth About Baby Shoes

Friday, March 23, 2018 Vickie Jones

I can already hear all the mom’s asking, “What? How can that be? Baby and toddler shoes are everywhere... and they are just so cute!” Well, I hate say it, but toddler footwear is more fashion statement than functional tool.  . . . Learn More