T Pierre's Blog

T Pierre's Blog

Is your child struggling in school?

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 Sean Garcia

Winter break has ended, and it is now the middle of the school year. Report cards are going out to show parents how their children are doing so far. Unfortunately, you may have noticed your child is not doing well in school. This can be a stressful time for you and your child, especially if you are not sure how to help them.   . . . Learn More

Parenting Patience is a Virtue

Tuesday, January 01, 2019 Vickie Jones

Sometimes, people believe that patience means that nothing ever bothers us, but that just isn’t very realistic. As parents, we’ve all been taken to the edge of sanity just trying to get our children ready and out the door on time in the morning. Your 4-year-old is in a bad mood and acting defiant to your every command. Your 12-year-old gets upset with you that her favorite pair of jeans is in the wash and now she “has nothing to wear.” To top it off, you knock over your perfect cup-o-joe while frantically trying to find your car keys.
Is it even possible that you can make it through a morning like that without losing your temper? Here are 3 key things to remember in the moment:  . . . Learn More

Healthy & Tasty School Lunches for your Child

Monday, November 05, 2018 Vickie Jones

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents ensure their kids are getting adequate amounts of calcium, fiber, protein and carbohydrates. If your child is vegetarian, he or she can get protein from rice, beans, eggs, tofu and peanut butter. The AAP also recommends subbing in water or reduced fat milk for juice, as too much sugar-filled juice can lead to obesity and tooth decay.  . . . Learn More

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