Are you a great parent? That’s an interesting question to ask someone, because everyone has a different parenting style.
For example, rather than imposing strict rules and preaching dos and don’ts, positive parenting focuses on guiding and coaching a child in making good choices. Attachment parenting, on the other hand, aims to strengthen the intuitive, psychological and emotional bond between the caregiver and the child. My goal as a young mom was to follow the attachment parenting model, but certain things didn’t work for my family like co-sleeping. My kids didn’t like it and preferred to be in their crib.
Last fall, my family and I attended Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND California for the first time. It was a rather memorable experience for all us!
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is back this year and better than ever at LEGOLAND California! The Park is open for five spooky-kooky nights – October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 – starting at 5 pm till 9 pm. It’s the home of Halloween fun and filled with music, costume contests, the Brick-or-Treat Trail and more!
It’s pumpkin season. Better yet, it’s PUMPKIN PATCH season! Now’s the time to load up the kids and head out to one of Southern California’s 30+ pumpkin patches in the area!
Annually, my family ventures out to the Irvine Park Railroad’s Annual Pumpkin Patch in Orange, for a good time. Field Trip Girl especially enjoys this pumpkin patch because of the face painting, tractor rides and carnival games. The Irvine Park Railroad also does a great job at creating a classic pumpkin patch feeling, along with a few games and activities.
Are you a fan of the Middle Ages? Or does your ‘little knight and shining armor’ like to slay dragons, while your ‘little lady in waiting’ prefers playing dress up? If so, then take them to the 30th Annual Brass Rubbings on October 19 – November 12 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach.
Brass Rubbings is an educational program that conjures up knights in armor, grand ladies, dragons…and more. In Europe, the Middle Ages (otherwise known as the Medieval period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and resulted in the merging of the Renaissance and Age of Discovery periods.