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 [...]

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 [...]

When Friends Take Over

When Friends Take Over

While friendship is important to children, too much time with friends can spell trouble. Kids and Friends While it’s important and natural for children to have friends, when friends become their number one focus, problems can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]