Archive for 'Family Life'

Planning Family Vacations

Planning Family Vacations

How to plan a vacation that every member of your family will enjoy. Planning Family Vacations When it comes to family vacations, naturally it’s the parents who cover the costs. But that doesn’t mean we should [...]

Green Families

Green Families

How to become a greener family one step at a time Green Families Surveys show that Canadians consider the environment and climate change to be their number one concern.  But worrying about the environment and actually [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

From the horror of the Boston Marathon bombings, to school shootings, to wars and natural catastrophes, it can feel like a big, bad world to children. As parents,  how do we explain such frightening events to our [...]

Morning Madness

Morning Madness

Tips for managing morning madness at your home. Morning Madness Getting breakfast, making lunches, packing school bags and getting kids out the door can be a daunting task in the morning.  Of course the more responsibility [...]

Family Chores

Family Chores

A look at what kids get from helping out with family chores Family Chores Making beds, clearing tables and taking out the trash are all common jobs we ask our kids to do.  And while our [...]

Families & Life Lessons

Families & Life Lessons

 How those everyday chores teach our children lessons on life. Families and Life Lessons Taking your toddler and preschooler along for everyday chores like banking and shopping can be a great lesson for kids.  Helping out [...]

Curbing Obesity

Curbing Obesity

The connection between family mealtime and preventing obesity. Curbing Obesity The alarm bells have rung; today’s children are becoming increasingly overweight. Our children’s eating habits are leading to a tremendous increase in type 2 diabetes and [...]

Teaching Respect

Teaching Respect

The importance of teaching our kids to respect others. Teaching Respect Most parents would agree that the last thing they want to do is raise a child who harasses and bullies others.  And the best way [...]

Values and Young Children

Values and Young Children

When should we start instilling values in our children?  Values and Irony One of the most important things we can instill in our child is a sense of our values.  And while this is something we [...]

Listening Deeply to Children

Listening Deeply to Children

How just listening can help our children learn inner discipline. Deep Listening We often hear how important it is to really listen to our children.  Real listening means we need to stop what we’re doing, sit [...]