Archive for 'Family Life'

Holiday Season Visits

Holiday Season Visits

Why those holiday season visits can pose safety hazards. Holiday Safety Whether visiting Gramma and Grampa, or attending a party at a friend’s, parents need to be extra vigilant to keep kids safe over the holidays. [...]

Managing Your Child’s Christmas Wish List

Managing Your Child’s Christmas Wish List

Is your child’s wish list growing out of control? Here’s how to cope with those unrealistic Christmas wish lists. When it comes to wish lists, parents usually start hearing the “I wants” from their children a [...]

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

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

The Benefits of Family Meetings

The Benefits of Family Meetings

Family meetings are a great way to set limits because it gives both parents and children a say in the family’s rules. Many experts see family meetings as an ideal opportunity to open the doors of [...]

Kids and Chores

Kids and Chores

The real reason for having kids partake in household chores. Kids and Chores Let’s face it, sometimes it’s just easier to do household tasks ourselves.  I mean, when we ask kids to do a chore, it [...]

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

 How to keep our little ghosts and goblins out of harms way. If there is one holiday all children seem to love, it’s Halloween, and no wonder. Halloween has just the right mix of spooky fun, [...]

What to Do About a Child Who Tattles on Siblings

What to Do About a Child Who Tattles on Siblings

Why do some children resort to tattling on their brothers and sisters? Maybe they need to have their feelings validated by Mom or Dad. If you’re the parent of more than one child then you’ve probably [...]

Styles of Discipline

Styles of Discipline

A look at the most effective discipline and parenting style for kids. Styles of Discipline When it comes to limit setting and guiding our kids, not all discipline styles are equal.  Some parents equate discipline to [...]

Rewarding and Bribing Children

Rewarding and Bribing Children

Why rewards and bribes backfire when it comes to motivating kids. Rewarding and Bribing Children When it comes to getting kids to do what we want, it’s awfully tempting to use rewards, but rewarding children for [...]

Children Flying Alone

Children Flying Alone

Many children travel by plane unaccompanied, perhaps to visit grandparents, or in the case of divorce, a mom or dad in another city. But ending them off to fly alone can be nerve-wracking. Many airlines allow children [...]