Archive for 'Family Life'

The Importance of Allowances

The Importance of Allowances

How allowances provide our kids with more than just a little spending money. Allowances Allowances. It’s something every parent will eventually have to come to terms with because sooner or later every kid will want to [...]

Role Modelling Money Values

Role Modelling Money Values

Why parents need to walk the talk when it comes to money management. Role Modelling Finance When it comes to money, do you tell your kids to save and spend wisely, but rack up the credit [...]

Teaching Kids Money Management

Teaching Kids Money Management

Why allowing our children to make a few mistakes can be one of the best ways to teach kids to be financially savvy. Kids and Money As parents, we want our children to grow into self [...]

Family Financial Values

Family Financial Values

A few tips on how to teach our kids to be financially responsible. Family Financial Values Believe it or not, someday your children will be financially independent and, hopefully, responsible. But it won’t happen without a [...]

The Benefits of Boredom

The Benefits of Boredom

Why do nothing time is good for kids. The Benefits of Boredom When your children lament that they’re bored, do you feel it’s your duty to fill their time with one activity or another? If so, [...]

Child Led Quality Time

Child Led Quality Time

The benefits of letting kids take the lead with fun, family fun activities. Child Led Quality Time When it comes to spending one-on-one quality time with our children, or planning fun family activities, parents often take [...]

Mentors

Mentors

The important influence others can have on our children’s lives. Mentors It takes a lot of effort to raise kids well.  On top of providing clothIng, food and shelter, we need to guide and teach our [...]

Creating a Family Village

Creating a Family Village

Creating a strong support network to make raising your children a little easier. Creating a Family Village We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. It’s true.  Raising children is a [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special.  Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]

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 [...]