Archive for 'Family Life'

Teen Development

Teen Development

Challenging the idea that all teens are horrible. Teen Development Many of us have heard people talk about teens negatively and we may have thought it ourselves.  But most teens are hardworking; going to school plus [...]

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting is a book for busy parents in our busy times. Many parents find the challenges of being all things to all people daunting. How to do it all? How to stay sane while [...]

Dealing with Teen Depression

Dealing with Teen Depression

Is your teen feeling the blues? He may be suffering from depression, a medical condition that requires proper treatment. Is your teen down in the dumps? While it’s true that teens often experience mood swings, depression [...]

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 [...]

Fun with Teens

Fun with Teens

The importance of hanging out and having a little fun with our teens Fun with Teens When children are young, spending time with them is a given, but as kids become more and more independent, the [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special. Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]

Parent as Friends

Parent as Friends

Can parents really be their child’s friend? Parents as Friends While there is no greater love than that of a parent for a child, that doesn’t make us their best friend. After all, it’s pretty difficult [...]

Teens and Camp Jobs

Teens and Camp Jobs

A look at the perfect summer job for your teenager. Teens and Camp Jobs Whether it’s overnight or day-camp, attending camp is a great experience for children and a great form of summer childcare for parents.  [...]

Planning Family Vacations

Planning Family Vacations

How to plan a vacation that every member of your family will enjoy. Planning Family Vacations When it comes to family vacations, naturally it’s the parents who cover the costs. But that doesn’t mean we should [...]

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 [...]