Arithmetic is to mathematics what phonics is to reading–essential! The early years of teaching math should not be devoted to critical thinking; that’s like teaching how to write book reports before you can write letters! Children need the basics first so that they can understand math when they reach algebra and calculus. I wrote about […]
Vintage parenting tips are making a comeback as modern parents look to the past for guidance on raising their children. With the rise of technology and the fast pace of modern life, many parents are turning to the tried-and-true methods of previous generations. By incorporating these timeless techniques into their parenting, modern parents are rediscovering
It’s no secret how much I love vintage parenting ideas. And one of my favorites is the idea of nursery meals. It just has SO MUCH going for it. You have babies and little ones who you can make sure have eaten healthy meals, so that family meals can actually let YOU have time with
I get asked all the time if it is possible to cook and serve a nice family dinner when you have littles underfoot. And I can tell you, unequivocally, yes. it is possible. It isn’t always easy to know how, though, and often we didn’t learn it in our own families. So here are my
Habits are like tomatoes — growing good ones takes a lot of work. You have to plant, grown, prune, feed and then you can finally harvest the reward. Whether your child’s habits are good or bad depends on you. Here is a plan from the 1940s for how to give your kids good habits. How
I really love using vintage schedules. They are so precise about the goals and the actions you take to get there. It’s a lot of fun! I have read the Babywise series, Gina Ford, and Tracy Hogg, but all of the advice they give is just vintage mid-century parenting advice, repackaged for a new audience! This is the vintage schedule for preschoolers that I am using for my youngest children.
In the 1940s, Babies came with instruction manuals! Well, not really. But the parenting books often included long marvelous lists and ideas and instructions for doing your best for your baby. And many of those instructions involved play. Vintage Advice For Raising Babies In the 1940s, mothers weren’t expected to entertain their babies, but they