Archive for 'Family Life'

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 [...]

Ecoholic Home

Ecoholic Home

We all know the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we’re often at a loss about how to change things. How can we [...]

Helping Kids Who Fail

Helping Kids Who Fail

Helping kids who don’t make the grade and give up on learning. Helping Kids Who Fail For some kids, success in school eludes them.  These are bright kids, but their gifts and learning styles may not [...]

New Mom Tips

New Mom Tips

A few tricks to help new moms get more shut eye New Mom Tips If you’re a new mom you’ve likely already discovered that having a newborns means little sleep.  But if we want to be [...]

Double Dip Activities

Double Dip Activities

How to find a little quality time for your kids and for you. Double Dip Activities For many parents, finding time with the kids can be a tall order. Yet, if there is one thing parents, [...]