Sunday, November 30, 2014

Discipline Without Using Words!

We know by now that children learn from their surroundings, and that includes the adults who are caring for them. They are like sponges taking it all in! This is great news as there is so much to learn in the world but it can also be bad too...A child can pick up on the body language of the parent.

If your child is displaying behavior that you disapprove your child will know without you even saying anything. Basic signs such as shaking of the head, wagging your finger, frowning  along with saying the words "No" are all body language signs that indicate that you are not happy with their behavior. Children pick up on this and it can be upsetting to some as they continually look to their parent or child minder for approval.

These are great lessons for your children to learn when they are young, disciple does not have to be physical. A fierce look or glare can often be enough to stop bad behavior in its tracks.

What have you tried with your toddler? Share with us

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Too Early for Potty Training?

Yes, there is such a thing as trying to potty train your child who is just not ready. Potty training when the child is too young can often leave a parent frustrated and the child confused. So how can you tell if your child is ready.  It is important to pick up on the signs from your child.

A great indication is if your child remains 'dry' for a couple of hours each day. Remember children also learn from you. Your child is likely to be paying attention to you when you use the bathroom.

It is also important to remember there is no actual 'right' age, it depends only on your child. It is however recommended to chose a good time to start potty training. When is it not a good time you may ask ? Times of stress for you and your child should be avoided such as during the arrival of a new baby or when moving to a new home.

Sometimes you may find that your child reacts well to a little motivation for taking the first steps from diapers to a potty. Our Ultimate Potty Training Chart has helped many families during this time and is available from our website at

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from The Victoria Chart Company

Happy Thanksgiving!
Today is a day when we give thanks for all of the blessings that we have.  It is a day to be thankful. We at The Victoria Chart Company would like to thank you for letting us be part of your journey this year. Thank you for your friendship and support, we feel very blessed.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thanksgiving Traditions

We saw this post on National Geographic Kids. We just wanted to share it with you.

Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful time to be with your family.

Every year, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. Most families follow traditions begun on the first Thanksgiving, but many have their own traditions that they follow each year. Here are some of the common traditions associated with "Turkey Day".

One of the best things about Thanksgiving is spending time with family. Many people live far from family members and travel long distances by car, train, or plane to be with their loved ones. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year!

The Feast
Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations. Many families include the entire family in the food preparation. Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Many people serve pie for dessert at the end of the meal. Popular pie flavors are pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and apple.

Vegetarian Foods
Some families choose to serve vegetarian Thanksgiving dinners instead of a stuffed turkey. Some people eat vegetarian turkey, which is made out of tofu. Others prefer to eat squash, salads, or other fruit and vegetable dishes.
The Wishbone

Some families include breaking the turkey's wishbone as part of their celebration. The wishbone is found attached to the breast meat in the turkey's chest. After the meat has been removed and the wishbone has had a chance to become dry and brittle, two people each take one end of the bone, make a wish, and pull. Whoever ends up with the larger part of the bone gets their wish!
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Feel free to comment below with traditions your family has.