Archive for 'Family Life'

Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips

The benefits of unplugging our kids while on a family road trip. Family Road Trips Hitting the open road with kids in tow is a great way to see our country, not to mention it’s a [...]

Divorce & Education

Divorce & Education

Can the divorce of parents affect how children do in school? Divorce and Education There is nothing that can affect a child’s performance in school more than their home life. Which is why divorce can impact [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]