Archive for 'Family Life'

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

Why it’s important to make the holiday season chaos a family affair. Kids & the Holiday Rush From holiday shopping, to kids concerts, to decorating, baking and more, this time of year is chaotic.  From Hanukkah [...]

Safety Over the Holiday Season

Safety Over the Holiday Season

The excitement of the holiday season can lead us to let our guard down, with tragic results. Here’s what you need to know about holiday safety. Tis the season to be jolly…tis also the season to [...]

Creating Holiday Rituals

Creating Holiday Rituals

Why creating holiday rituals and traditions keeps families close Creating Holiday Rituals What’s more fun to a child, getting gifts or creating a wish list? Probably the wish list…an annual ritual kids love. In fact, it’s [...]

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. [...]

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

At this time of year, the commercials beckon us to spend, spend, spend, but for many families this just isn’t realistic. Here’s how to survive the holiday season on a budget. ‘Tis the season to be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]