Archive for 'Family Life'

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 [...]

Facts of Life and Young Children

Facts of Life and Young Children

When it comes to discussing the facts of life with your preschooler, find those teachable moments to make it a part of your day-to-day lives together. If the thought of discussing the birds and bees with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Simple Family Fun

Simple Family Fun

How to enjoy time with your kids without breaking the bank. Simple Family Fun When you listen to children talk abut their favorite memories, they often mention the simple things like camping trips, bonfires on a [...]

Family Events and Togetherness

Family Events and Togetherness

From  carving pumpkins to jumping in leaf piles, a  look at why the family that plays together stays together. Family Events Today, many families’ lives are jam packed with school, work and activities from household chores to [...]

Humour in the Family

Humour in the Family

 Why the family that laughs together stays together. Humor in the Family Being a parent is serious stuff, but that doesn’t man we need to be only serious with our kids.  Laughing and joking and having [...]

Basic Toys for Kids

Basic Toys for Kids

Some great toys ideas for this holiday season. Basic Toys for Kids Well, it’s that time of year again when children are inundated with commercials selling the latest and greatest toy for Christmas.  And while many [...]

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 [...]

Family TV Time

Family TV Time

How movies, television and video games can bring families closer. Family TV Time In this day and age, both parents and kids are busy with commitments. Which is why family, movie and even video game nights [...]