Archive for 'Teen'

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 [...]

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. [...]

Banning Teen Friends

Banning Teen Friends

A look at the influence we have over who our kids hang out with. Banning Friends Is your teen hanging out with someone who you think is a bad influence?  Would you love to ban that [...]

Keeping Teens Safe

Keeping Teens Safe

What parents need to consider to keep their adolescents safe. Keeping Adolescents Safe Have you had the “big talk” with your preteen or even teen?  Most parents dread the idea of sitting down and discussing the [...]

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 [...]

Befriending Victims of Bullies

Befriending Victims of Bullies

It’s important to teach our children to be more than mere by standers when they witness bullying. Dealing With Bullying When it comes to bullying, there’s the bully, the victim and the bystander. Most kids fall [...]

The Effects of Bullying

The Effects of Bullying

While many may think of bullying as a childhood rite of passage, the effects of bullying can go well beyond the childhood years. The Effects of Bullying Bullying is a huge stress on children, and all adults [...]

4 Signs Your Child’s Being Bullied

4 Signs Your Child’s Being Bullied

Bullying can destroy a child’s sense of self-worth, which is why it’s important to understand the types and signs of bullying . Is your child the victim of bullying? Sometimes the signs are hard to spot. [...]

Is Your Child Being Bullied On-line?

Is Your Child Being Bullied On-line?

Bullying isn’t always obvious. With the advent of tetxting and social media, you might want to ask yourself, “is your child a victim of cyber-bullying?”  Signs of Cyber Bullying There is nothing more disheartening than to discover [...]