Archive for 'Tween'

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 [...]

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

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

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 [...]

Teaching Kids the Value of Nature

Teaching Kids the Value of Nature

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 [...]

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Why Facebook and other social media is so important to tweens and teens. The Culture of Technology If you want to make life tough on your child, just ban them from using social media.  For kids, [...]

Media Based Toys

Media Based Toys

 Why kids’ growing imaginations need all types of toys to play with. Media Based Toys What toys did your children wish for this holiday season?l. Often at the top of children’s wish lists are those media [...]

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 [...]