The holiday season can be filled with joy and celebration. It can also be super overwhelming, with all the events, activities, and expectations. This month, our friend, positive parenting educator (and multi-hyphenate) Giselle Baumet shares the benefits of having a simple holiday season with children, and offers some helpful tips on how to go about it!
We’ve reached that point in the summer where parents everywhere are likely to hear that dreaded statement: “I’m BORED!” But is boredom really that bad for kids? Our resident Early Childhood expert Todd Hioki shares how kids can experience growth from boredom and build important life skills!
Summertime, and the living is easy, right? That’s not always the case if you have kids. But with a different approach and perspective, summer as a family with kids can be something to look forward to. In this post, positive parenting educator and Certified Life Coach Giselle Baumet shares some tips to help you plan for a slow, simple living summer with your kids.
Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Life on Call founder, and expert Piper + Enza contributor Katie Taylor shares her “Covid vaccine prep for kids under 5” tips to help families with little ones be prepared for vaccination day.
Expert contributor Giselle Baumet discusses how teaching our children about mindfulness early in life can support their physical and mental health in myriad ways as they grow up and face life’s many challenges.
In honor of Earth month, expert contributor Giselle Baumet discusses the many health and wellness benefits of nature for children and shares some activities you can do with your little one to help them feel appreciation for and connection with nature.
Meet the #comfycrew: the three main characters in the Piper + Enza book series. They can’t wait to support you through your health journey!
Halloween is right around the corner and while some kids love the spooky vibe, others don’t respond so well to the parts that may strike fear. Certified Child Life Specialist and our newest Piper + Enza contributor Katie Taylor shares some tips on supporting your little ones through the scary parts of the holiday.
In this lesson, early childhood educator Todd Hioki demonstrates how you can promote the values of autonomy, initiative, and industry in playing with your child while conserving and storing energy throughout the day.
Healing begins with sharing stories. It is the moment we realize we are not alone, that maybe someone else can relate to what we are going through and maybe they can help us get through the trauma, or we can help them.
Our resident child life specialist Kelsey Cramer shares some tips and tricks to support your child in a stressful situation. No matter your age, stress happens. For children, stress in new or challenging situations can manifest in meltdowns or tantrums. Here are some...
Our resident child life specialist Kelsey Cramer shares some tips and tricks to prepare your child for a doctor or hospital visit. Whether routine or unexpected, doctor or hospital visits can cause fear and anxiety for kids and their caretakers. Here are three things...
Todd Hioki is a progressive, play-based educator for young children, birth through age 5. He designs spaces and materials that enhance relational curricula, exploratory learning, self regulation and executive function skills in early childhood. Mr. Hioki has delivered...