Now that your child has settled in to a school routine, it’s a good time to talk about setting goals and working toward them. This is a life skill, as there will always be things your child wants to achieve or areas where she needs to improve.

Does your child have a goal for this school year? It may be to get a higher grade in math, read a popular book series independently, or participate more frequently in class discussions. To help get the ball rolling, we’ve got tips and strategies to guide your child through goal setting.

If you read my article last month about June babies, you know it was a pretty busy month for celebrations in our house. The month of July though, not so much. It’s like the calm after storm. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things to celebrate this month, though! July is filled with fun, festive days like National Ice Cream Day, International Friendship Day, National Cousins Day, and my personal favorite – National Cheesecake Day. (It’s July 30th by the way!) Not only that, but July is also filled with glorious beach days, backyard barbeques, and pool parties! It’s a pretty awesome month with or without birthday celebrations. If you’re welcoming a new baby this month though, you have an extra reason to celebrate! There are so many amazing things about babies born in July. They’re known to be charming and generous and they’re prone to having that sunny disposition since…