Archive for 'Family Life'

Learning to Budget

Learning to Budget

Teaching kids to budget their allowances, learning to save and spend. Learning to Budget When it comes to learning life skills, it’s important to help teach kids about budgeting.  Whether they get their money from an [...]

Holiday Visits

Holiday 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. [...]

Family Mealtime

Family Mealtime

The benefits of sitting down to a family meal with your children. Family Mealtime Did you know that families who eat together have children who are 60% less likely to get involved with drugs or alcohol?  [...]

Sharing Chores

Sharing Chores

A few ideas on how to find quality time with kids and get chores done. Sharing Chores It’s so difficult to find time to get everything done in a day, from work outside the home, to [...]

Christmas Routines & Traditions

Christmas Routines & Traditions

How family rituals can light up children’s lives during holiday season. Hi. I’m Joanne Wilson with The Parent Report. It seems that during the chilly month of December, many families are enjoying traditions and rituals together.  [...]

The Middle Child

The Middle Child

How to ensure your middle child doesn’t feel squeezed and left out. The Middle Child If you’re the parent of more than one child, then you may marvel at the fact that each one of your [...]

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 [...]

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting is a book for busy parents in our busy times. Many parents find the challenges of being all things to all people daunting. How to do it all? How to stay sane while [...]

Discipline with Praise

Discipline with Praise

How a little praise can go a long way when guiding our kids. Discipline with Praise Often we think discipline requires us to point our what our kids are doing wrong.  But praising our children is also a [...]

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Negative sibling relationship are strongly linked to aggressive, anti-social behavior and even delinquency and substance abuse later in life, according to research out of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.   However, improving [...]