Archive for 'Family Life'

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 [...]

Christmas Morning Disappointment

Christmas Morning Disappointment

How to handle a child who’s disappointed on Christmas morning. Christmas Morning There is nothing that takes the joy out of the holiday season faster than the credit card bills in January.  Overspending can be especially [...]

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Why creating special family memories is important to children. Family Traditions Do you have memories of special traditions from your childhood?  These traditions are what sets one family apart from another and become the special stories [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]