Archive for 'Family Life'

Stressed Out Teens; When Adolescents Do Too Much

Stressed Out Teens; When Adolescents Do Too Much

Is your teen taking on too much? From part-time jobs to band and sports, too many activities can play havoc with your teen’s academic success. Is your teen contemplating taking on a part-time job while attending [...]

Teens, Peers & Family

Teens, Peers & Family

Peers vs. family.  Who matters most? Teens, Peers & Family Once kids hit the preteen and teen years, their peer group seems to matter most.  But Julie Ross, author of How to Hug a Porcupine  says parents [...]

Nature Vs Gifts

Nature Vs Gifts

Teaching our kids to value more than just the material things in life. Gifts vs Nature Particularly at this time of year, it’s difficult to convince kids that there’s more to life than just stuff, after [...]

Putting Kids First During the Holiday Rush

Putting Kids First During the Holiday Rush

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

Divorce and the Holiday Season

Divorce and the Holiday Season

 Ideas on how to balance divorce, children and the holidays. Divorce & Holidays The holiday season can be difficult for children whose parents are divorced.  Usually children spend important holidays like Christmas with one parent one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Boys & Activities

Boys & Activities

Tuning into your sons’ passions and interests Boys and Activities Does it seem like your son has few interests, outside of a maybe few computer or video games ?  Well, possibly it’s that he hasn’t yet [...]

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

 How to keep our little ghosts and goblins out of harms way. If there is one holiday all children seem to love, it’s Halloween, and no wonder. Halloween has just the right mix of spooky fun, [...]

Ecoholic Home

Ecoholic Home

We all know the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we’re often at a loss about how to change things. How can we [...]