Archive for 'Family Life'

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 [...]

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, [...]

The Importance of Family Mealtime

The Importance of Family Mealtime

Sitting down for a family meal provides more than just good nutrition. It can provide real quality time for the entire household. When it comes to our children’s nutrition, we usually think more about what our [...]

Family Meetings

Family Meetings

The benefit of calling a family meeting to order in your home. Family Meetings While family meals are a great way to connect with our kids on a regular basis, they’re not the best time to [...]

Step Siblings

Step Siblings

The challenge of life with step siblings. Step Siblings When a parent with children remarries another parent with children, a whole new family dynamic is created. Mark Ackerman, author of Does Wednesday Mean Moms House or [...]

Granparents and Divorce

Granparents and Divorce

A look at the role grandparents play after a couple divorces. Grandparents and Divorce Grandparents play a special role in children’s lives, but when a child’s parents divorce, a grandparent’s role can change.  However with the [...]

Discipline and Divorce

Discipline and Divorce

How to set the rules when kids live in two homes.  Divorce and discipline. Discipline and Divorce One of the challenges of divorce is raising children in two different households with two different sets of rules.  [...]

Adjusting to Divorce

Adjusting to Divorce

 A look at just how long it takes for children to adjust to divorce. Adjusting to Divorce No one goes into a marriage hoping for divorce, but sometimes it’s the best choice for a couple.  Fortunately, [...]