Archive for 'Family Life'

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Reunions During the Holiday Seasons

Family Reunions During the Holiday Seasons

Planning to reunite with family and friends over the holiday season? We unwrap the secrets to making holiday reunions fun for the whole family. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are even better when families gather [...]

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 [...]