“For more than 40 years, Huntington Learning Center has offered several different types of tutoring programs for children ages 6-17—including reading, writing, math, study skills, spelling, phonics, ADHD, Common Core, and test prep for ACT and SAT to name a few. Their mission is to give every student the best education possible and realize “I can” when it comes to school success.” We recently visited the Smithtown location and had such a wonderful experience. My husband and I want my daughter to be more confident in herself and in her schoolwork. We know she can do it and we want her to know she can do it, too. I want her to love learning and not get frustrated whether she is at school doing her work or at home with us when she is doing her homework after school or just reading a new book.
Before you can bring home that little (or perhaps not so little) bundle of fur, you need to make sure your house is puppy proofed, that you understand what your puppy has and is going through and that you have a clear picture of what to expect from your new best friend.
Just like human parents must baby proof the house, you should puppy proof your house! The purpose of puppy proofing is to make sure you remove anything that could be harmful to your new pet such as cleaning products, electric cords or breakable glass. It’s also a great way to make sure that possible items that may make appealing teething rings and chew toys are put away out of puppy’s reach. If there are children in the home, removing favorite stuffed animals and their toys might be a very good idea as puppy may not be able to distinguish between his play items and theirs.
A local Momee and friend of mine, Stevi gave me the inside scoop on life with a new puppy and two young kids at home. The puppy is gorgeous and playful and we all love puppies but she has the insight on Puppy Reality in a young family home.
Back in February I first asked Stevi, “I love tyrannasaurus rex… how is it with the kids and a puppy? We are debating it. I know they will be happy and love one but for you the stay at home mom how is it?”