Tina Pratt Tina Pratt

Tina Pratt is the mom of two littles. She is a former PreK- 5 special education teacher that now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys being a tourist in her own town and finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!

Duck Donuts!


“I spy with my little eye…a duck!” Kids of all ages will enjoy going to Duck Donuts in Mason, located near Whole Foods, and personalizing a deliciously warm donut with their favorite toppings. Upon entering the store, you are greeted with a family-friendly environment with fun rubber duckies and a step to view your donuts… Read more »

Intro to Drama With TCT


A little over midway through the winter session, my son is loving drama! He has his lines and has been practicing on memorizing them for his class’s “Dinorella” show in May. On the trip down to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati this weekend, located on Red Bank Road, he shared that he enjoys acting and… Read more »

The Children’s Theatre Presents Mary Poppins Jr.


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Our kids have been trying to master this word ever since they left the production of Mary Poppins by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre. They have never heard of Mary Poppins until this weekend and they loved the story of how she can make everyday tasks magical and exciting. The… Read more »

A Q&A With Ryan Niemiec


We recently had the opportunity to chat with Ryan Niemiec, Psy.D., the Education Director at VIA Institute on Character (viacharacter.org/www/).  Niemiec is a psychologist, coach and author who teaches mindfulness meditation as a pathway for helping individuals flourish and live their best life.  Niemiec recently spoke at the Raising Positive Children – Global Author Series,… Read more »

Roller Derby Fun!


Looking for a fun night out with your family or friends? Check out roller derby with the Cincinnati Rollergirls or the Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls! My husband and I, along with some friends, recently attended the Cincinnati Rollergirls home opener. The Cincinnati Rollergirls are in their twelfth season and their second year playing games at Schmidt… Read more »

Real MVP Kids Book Series


My family loves books. We just can’t get enough. My favorite kinds of books are books that teach life lessons and social emotional strategies in the story. Why are social emotional strategies important to me? Research shows that only about 20% of job success is related to intellectual intelligence and approximately 80% of success is… Read more »

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical


As the curtains closed and the lights came back on, my daughter exclaimed, “WOW! That was SO cool!” I’m pretty sure she said exactly what everyone was thinking. I agreed with her! As a mother and a former special education teacher, I found the musical to be fun, entertaining, and chock-full of situations of how… Read more »

Inconsistency and Behavior


“My child did what?!” Have you ever been surprised to discover that your child behaves completely differently when he’s in someone else’s care? Have you heard about his behavior with his grandparents, for instance, and it’s unrecognizable to you? Have you observed him behaving out of character (shy, wound up, etc.) around same-age peers? If… Read more »

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Center Stage: Beginning Drama


My son’s new favorite activity … quizzing me about my positions on the fake stage he has “outlined” on the carpet in our playroom. He will direct me to show him, “Downstage right. Now go to center stage. How about upstage left now, Mom?” He not only has increased his theatre terminology, he has increased… Read more »

Mom Report: Madagascar, A Musical Adventure


“I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it We like to move it!” The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati has put together another fantastic show! As soon as my kids saw Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria, they quickly made the connection of the… Read more »

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