Archive for 'Family Life'

The Importance of Allowances

The Importance of Allowances

How allowances provide our kids with more than just a little spending money. Allowances Allowances. It’s something every parent will eventually have to come to terms with because sooner or later every kid will want to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

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, [...]

The Importance of Family Mealtime

The Importance of Family Mealtime

Sitting down for a family meal provides more than just good nutrition. It can provide real quality time for the entire household. When it comes to our children’s nutrition, we usually think more about what our [...]

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

A few how-to directions when it comes to playing with our kids. Summer Activities The last thing most parents want to see is their child vegging out on the couch all summer, watching TV or playing [...]