Archive for 'Family Life'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Family TV Time

Family TV Time

How movies, television and video games can bring families closer. Family TV Time In this day and age, both parents and kids are busy with commitments. Which is why family, movie and even video game nights [...]

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 [...]

Tips for Choosing Child Care

Tips for Choosing Child Care

Finding good childcare requires patience, persistence and a few detective skills. Here’s what to look for in a qualified day-care center. For most of us, returning to work and finding alternative care for our child is [...]

Effects of Parental Fights on Children

Effects of Parental Fights on Children

When you and your partner are having a disagreement, should you hide the fact from your children? Some experts say a firm “yes”. Losing our cool. It happens to just about everyone, but when you and [...]

Family Playtime

Family Playtime

Why the family that plays together, stays together. Family Playtime Getting out doors and playing with our children isn’t just a great way to model physical fitness – it’s fun! And with summer here, a good [...]

Staycations

Staycations

Why the best family holiday could be right at home. Staycations Sometimes it’s easy to forget about all of the great activities available right in our own backyard. There’s local museums, pools, and parks to name [...]

Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House of Dad’s?

Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House of Dad’s?

This book explains to parents who are divorcing what they should expect when it comes to child custody. It is not designed as a weapon for “winning” the custody battle (a skirmish no one ever really [...]

Honey, I Wrecked the Kids

Honey, I Wrecked the Kids

Today’s kids are different. Our traditional parenting tactics aren’t working; in fact, they are making matters worse. Psychotherapist Alyson Schafer says, “Just as antibiotics created super bugs, old parenting methods have created the discipline-resistant child, and [...]