Archive for 'Parents'

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

Today, another shooting covers the news. Add to that the recent stories of the Paris attacks, Syrian refugees desperately fleeing their homeland, climate change, and natural catastrophes, it can look like a big, bad world to children. [...]

Democracy In Families

Democracy In Families

 Should families be run as a democracy? Democracy in Families As parents, it’s tempting to lay down the rules and expect our children to abide by them..  But if we want to raise kids who can [...]

Family Reunions

Family Reunions

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

6 Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

6 Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

This weekend, families across America will be sitting down and giving thanks. While Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, there are simple ways we can make gratitude a part of our family’s daily lives. Some days, life [...]

3 Tips to Manage a Child’s Christmas Wish List

3 Tips to Manage a Child’s Christmas Wish List

Is your child’s wish list growing out of control? Here’s how to cope with those unrealistic Christmas wish lists. When it comes to wish lists, parents usually start hearing the “I wants” from their children a [...]

How to Be a Good Step Parent

How to Be a Good Step Parent

How to be a good step-parent, not a wicked one. Good Step-Parenting If you’re a step-parent, figuring out your role can be a challenge. After all, you’re not their parent even though you may have many [...]

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 [...]

Family Connection

Family Connection

 How to keep connected as a family in today’s busy world. Family Connection Because families are so, so busy, staying connected with our children can be quite the challenge.  But without that important parent-child bond, our [...]

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

According to researchers, parents are less likely to suffer from a cold than non-parents.  Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University exposed about 800 adults to the common cold virus and then monitored them while in quarantine.  [...]

Teens and Part-Time Jobs

Teens and Part-Time Jobs

Why working part-time gives teens more than extra cash. Teens and Jobs Is your teen anxious to get a part-time job? It’s understandable. Working part-time gives many teens a real sense of independence. And if you’ve [...]