T Pierre's Blog

T Pierre's Blog

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

How to Teach Your Kids to Value Personal Accountability

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Vickie Jones

My child and I practice Karate together twice a week. Our Sensei is incredible and he always provides insight into life’s most challenging situations for parents and children. One of his favorites is accountability. He repeats this in nearly every class, “It’s much easier to teach your children personal accountability when they are young. If you want to really lose your mind as a parent, just wait until they are teenagers to start trying.”  . . . Learn More

Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Thursday, December 07, 2017 Vickie Jones

The holiday season is upon us and there’s plenty of great food and deserts waiting around every corner. The average person will gain 1 - 3  pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, and that includes our children. We’re all aware that gaining weight creates negative metabolic changes in our bodies that can lead to:  . . . Learn More

Helping Kids Cope with Separation and Divorce

Friday, November 03, 2017 Vickie Jones

The average age for couples going through their first divorce is 30 years old. At that age, many couples have already made the decision to have at least one child. When children are involved in a divorce, the complication and stress levels can become very difficult to manage. Half of all American children will witness the breakup of a parent's marriage. Of these children, close to half will also see the breakup of a parent's second marriage.  . . . Learn More