Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

7 Easy Kid-Friendly Dinners Kids Can Make Themselves

If you want your kids to learn how to actually feed themselves someday, start tonight. The younger the child, the more enthusiastic they’re likely to be about helping. And when kids pitch in on dinner, they’re more likely to want to eat it.   Granted, most kids under 10 aren’t ready to operate the stove… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Don’t Make These Halloween Boo-Boos

We asked parents in our Q Wunder Ambassadors Facebook group what their biggest Halloween pet peeves are — and they had plenty! Holidays like Halloween are a great chance for families to bond and create precious memories of that time your kid dressed up as a poop emoji. But they’re also an important opportunity to teach and… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The One Thing You Can Do Every Day That Will Give Your Kids Better Manners, Grades and Self-Esteem

Higher self-esteem. More resilience. Better manners. Rising grades. Increased vocabulary. Improved nutrition. What’s the one thing you can do for your kid that will deliver all these benefits? Serve family dinners. Here are five tips to make family dinner easier — and more fun.   Commit to the ritual Kids thrive on routine. The stability of… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

How to Make Your Kids BFFs

Sure, sometimes siblings are going to fight over who’s hogging too much room on the couch, stealing their ball or taking too long on the swings. But when they crack each other up with knock-knock jokes, make up a new dance together or snuggle at bedtime, there’s nothing sweeter. Here, Q Wunder creator Sofia Dickens talks… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Winning Ideas for Hosting an Unbeatable Family Game Night

Score big with friends and family alike by planning a champion game night. This easy, inexpensive get-together not only promotes family bonding, it encourages focus, turn taking and resilience as well as vocabulary, math and motor skills. Game on!   Setup Make it a standing play date. Think book club, only for families, and well, without… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Figure Out When Your Child Should Go to Bed with This Printable Kid’s Bedtime Chart

No need to lose sleep over it: Our printable kid’s bedtime chart, based on research from the National Sleep Foundation, tells you when to put your kid to bed based on when they need to wake up.  First, we share average bedtimes for ages three to nine, depending on what time your child gets up… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

How to Talk to Kids About Hurricane Harvey — and How They Can Help

As Hurricane Harvey continues to threaten Texas and Louisiana, kids from around the country are reeling from the storm’s emotional effects. Here, we offer tips on how to calm kids — and how they can learn to practice kindness and empathy themselves, even in the face of tragedy.   How to talk to your kids… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Why Social and Emotional Skills Matter — and How You Can Help Your Kid Build Them

  Struggling with your kid’s behavior, need help minimizing meltdowns — or simply want to help your child learn life’s most game-changing skills? Help them boost their social and emotional skills and watch them blossom. Why social and emotional skills are so important Helps kids grow into successful adults. Kindergarteners who are good at sharing have been… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

De-Stress Your AM with This Printable Morning Routine Chart for Kids

Children crave routine — and establishing one with them is a great way to start teaching them time management, independence and responsibility. When kids get their morning routine down pat, the day starts with less chaos, which means you get to enjoy more quality family time at breakfast, your kids get to feel more in… Read More

Sofia's Blog :: Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Five Secrets to Stopping the Whining

“Mommmmmmmy, I don’t waaaaaaaant to put my shoes on! It’s not faiiiiiiiiirrrr!” As annoying as whining can be, your kid isn’t actually trying to annoy you. They’re just whining because they’re truly upset about something — and admit it, sometimes you give in just to make them stop (only, oops, that just trains them to… Read More