Archive for 'Tween'

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

Teaching a Preteen Child to Be More Responsible

The preteen years are the calm before the storm of the more tumultuous teen years. But that doesn’t mean that parents can sit back and relax. The preteen years mark a time in a child’s life [...]

The Importance of Family Vacations

The Importance of Family Vacations

Why taking a summer vacation with your children is so important. Family Vacations Well, it’s about that time of year again, when our thoughts turn to vacations. Summer vacations can provide some of the best memories [...]

Are You Too Strict with Your Teen or Preteen?

Are You Too Strict with Your Teen or Preteen?

How many times have you said “no” to your children today? There’s good reason to consider a few alternatives to the word “no”. When it comes to parenting, one of the most overused words in the [...]

Bedtime Routines

Bedtime Routines

Why parents may want to create a bedtime routine for their babies. Bedtime Routines In the first year of a child’s life babies need anywhere from 13 to 15 hours of sleep each day, including naptime. [...]

What To Do About Sibling Rivalry and Fights

What To Do About Sibling Rivalry and Fights

Sibling rivalry may be inevitable, but there are still ways to get our kids to show a little respect for one another. When it comes to relationships between siblings, most of us hope that our children [...]

Toboganning & Sledding Safety

Toboganning & Sledding Safety

Keeping tobogganing fun and safe for your family. Tobogganing Tobogganing and sledding down a slippery slope is a great way to spend a winter day with our kids. But you’ll want to follow a few safety [...]

Snowbank Safety

Snowbank Safety

Why Snowbanks are Unsafe for Kids to Play On. Snowbank Safety As the winter months pass, the piles of snow at the sides of roads and in parking lots and driveways gets higher and higher. To [...]

Make A Swirling Snowstorm

Make A Swirling Snowstorm

Here’s an easy and fun winter craft for your kids!    For your stormy winter wonderlands all you need are some screw-top jars, water, glycerine, glitter and a few toys. Add them together , and you [...]

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 [...]

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. What do you to say when your child starts to question the Big Guy in Red? What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Certainly half of the charm of [...]