Perfect fit

How to Find the Right Fitting Shoe for Your Child

Here’s the thing with kid shoes: you can look at the and think, “Oh, those are nice!” You can have your kids walk around in them and ask them, “do those feel comfortable?” You can have the shoe attendant measure their foot, and you can press on their big toes when they’re standing up to see if the shoe fits. But no matter how many different ways you have of testing the fit, you’ll never really kno... »

Everyday Ways to Foster Independence

As parents, we want nothing more for our children than to grow up and be strong, independent and self-motivated individuals. And as parents, it’s our job to make sure that that’s exactly what they become. But where as a lot of parents think they can begin fostering this kind of independence at about the same time they pack them up for college, independence should be something that parents should b... »

Little girl shopping

Stikii’s Help Little Personalities Shine Through

Clare’s favorites part of going back to school has always been back-to-school shopping, and this year the event was more important than ever—after all, she was going into the third grade! She was excited to compare her new clothes, shoes and accessories with her friends’, just as she had every other year, and she was secretly hoping that everyone would “ohh” and “ahh” over HER outfits this year in... »

dress yourself

At Stikii, We Say It’s Okay to Let Kids Dress Themselves

Polka dots and stripes. Tutus and superhero capes. Pink paired with green and purple with yellow.   When you let your children dress themselves, there is no end to the colorful and wacky combinations you’ll get. As a parent myself, I’ve seen it all. Yet, while the first tendency is to tell your bedecked child that no, you can’t go to the grocery store in a Hello Kitty shirt, Minnie Mouse skir... »

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