Archive for 'Family Life'

When Should Children Get an Allowance?

When Should Children Get an Allowance?

Are you wishing your children were a little more fiscally responsible? Then consider giving them a few of their own pennies to rub together. At some point children need to learn about money; how to spend [...]

Pets and Children

Pets and Children

How a family pet can improve your relationship with your child. Pets and Children There’s something about children and pets.  Perhaps it’s that pets give such unconditional love. From gerbils to horses,  pets can teach children [...]

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Why creating special family memories is important to children. Family Traditions Do you have memories of special traditions from your childhood?  These traditions are what sets one family apart from another and become the special stories [...]

Christmas Morning Disappointment

Christmas Morning Disappointment

How to handle a child who’s disappointed on Christmas morning. Christmas Morning There is nothing that takes the joy out of the holiday season faster than the credit card bills in January.  Overspending can be especially [...]

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Why creating your very own family traditions is so important. Family Traditions With the holiday season now upon us, it’s easy for families to get lost in the chaos of it all.  It’s why it’s so [...]

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

Studies show that what our children really want from the holidays is not necessarily the latest in toys and gadgets, but time with mom and dad. It’s almost ironic that we think of Christmas as a [...]

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

This holiday season, are you planning to travel by plane with young children in tow? With a little planning, flying can be enjoyable and not filled with tears and fussing. Flying by air with young children [...]

Divorce and the Holiday Season

Divorce and the Holiday Season

 Ideas on how to balance divorce, children and the holidays. Divorce & Holidays The holiday season can be difficult for children whose parents are divorced.  Usually children spend important holidays like Christmas with one parent one [...]

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. What do you to say when your child starts to question the Big Guy in Red? What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Certainly half of the charm of [...]

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

Why it’s important to make the holiday season chaos a family affair. Kids & the Holiday Rush From holiday shopping, to kids concerts, to decorating, baking and more, this time of year is chaotic.  From Hanukkah [...]