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6 wonderful parenting tips! Check them out!

What exactly makes someone good at parenting?

Good parenting, what an excellent topic and certainly a good question! There is no “one way” to be a good parent. No one expects you to be perfect.

Here are 8 effective parenting tips that you can start learning now:

1. Modeling

Walk the walk. Don’t just tell your child what you want them to do. Show them.

Human is a special species in part because we can learn by imitation. We are programmed to copy other’s actions to understand them and to incorporate them into our own. Children, in particular, watch everything their parents do very carefully.

So, be the person you want your child to be — respect your child, show them positive behaviour and attitude, have empathy towards your child’s emotion — and your child will follow suit.

2. Positive Parenting

Give your child positive experiences. They will have the ability to experience positive experiences themselves and offer them to others.

Give your child negative experiences. They won’t have the kind of development necessary for them to thrive.

Not only do these positive experiences create good connections in your child’s brain, but they also form the memories of you that your child carries for life.

3. Communicating

Most of us already know the importance of communication. Talk to your child and also listen to them carefully.

By keeping an open line of communication, you’ll have a better relationship with your child and your child will come to you when there’s a problem.

4. Keeping perspective

What is your goal in raising a child?

If you’re like most parents, you want your child to do well in school, be productive, be responsible and independent, enjoy meaningful relationships with you and others, be caring and compassionate, and have a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.

But how much time do you spend on working towards those goals?

5. Being a safe haven

Let your child know that you’ll always be there for them by being responsive to the child’s signals and sensitive to their needs. Support and accept your child as an individual. Be a warm, safe haven for your child to explore from.

Children raised by parents who are consistently responsive tend to have better emotional development, social development and mental health outcomes.

6. Your own well-being

Pay attention to your own well-being.

Often times, things such as your own health or the health of your marriage are kept on the back burner when a child is born. If you don’t pay attention to them, they will become bigger problems down the road.

Take good care of yourself physically and mentally. Take time to strengthen the relationship with your spouse. If these two areas fail, your child will suffer, too.

For the full article and more parenting tips visit parentingforbrain.com.

We all want our children to have a wonderful and fun childhood. Laughter is one of the best ways to keep interactions with your children light. Check out this Small Talk segment from parenting.com.



Spring Fashion Trends in 2018

Spring is one of our favourite seasons! It’s not too cold and it’s not too hot, we’d love to share with you what we think the best spring fashion trends will be!

We love seeing new spring product arrive!

Our favourites usually have lots of colour and really cool patterns.

Here a short and precise list of what to look for this year:

For boys:

  1. Plaid shirts
  2. Basic Chino pants
  3. Striped shorts
  4. Coloured jeans

For girls:

  1. Party dresses
  2. Two-tone dresses
  3. Ruffle dress
  4. Striped skirt

What do your children wear during the spring?

Check out some of our latest arrivals here.


Tips for Shopping Second-Hand

If you’ve ever been to our store you’ll find we’re not your typical retail store. We are a second-hand children’s consignment and buyout store. We are constantly sorting through items and typically putting out 500+ new products each week.

1. Second-hand shopping is a marathon, not a sprint!

Instead of treating any store visit as your one opportunity to get what you need, think of the bigger picture. You are slowly building your ideal pieces, a great wardrobe for your children takes time!

2. Make second-hand shopping a habit!

Like shopping for groceries or dropping off dry cleaning, I have made a visit to the local thrift store part of my routine. Upon your visit, quickly go through racks waiting for something to catch your eye. That way, every visit is short and sweet since a lot of the merchandise I’ve seen before. It also makes it easy to spot what’s new and noteworthy.

3. Don’t be disappointed!

The majority of your shopping trips may not actually involve buying anything. We would love if it did! However, we completely understand if we didn’t have something you wanted, that’s why you must always stay optimistic that you’ll find something another time if there’s nothing remarkable on the racks. This saves you money for your next trip!

We always tell our customers, Take a Peek Every Week! You might miss some amazing pieces!

To learn more about our consignment and instant cash programs click here.