Archive for 'Tween'

Holiday Food Safety

Holiday Food Safety

How to ensure your family doesn’t come down with food poisoning over the holiday season. Holiday Food Safety There are a lot of gatherings over the holiday season, from office parties, to neighborhood drop-ins.  Most of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

Today, another shooting covers the news. Add to that the recent stories of the Paris attacks, Syrian refugees desperately fleeing their homeland, climate change, and natural catastrophes, it can look like a big, bad world to children. [...]

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 [...]

Basic Toys for Kids

Basic Toys for Kids

Some great toys ideas for this holiday season. Basic Toys for Kids Well, it’s that time of year again when children are inundated with commercials selling the latest and greatest toy for Christmas.  And while many [...]

Keeping Teens Safe

Keeping Teens Safe

What parents need to consider to keep their adolescents safe. Keeping Adolescents Safe Have you had the “big talk” with your preteen or even teen?  Most parents dread the idea of sitting down and discussing the [...]

Sibling Jealousy

Sibling Jealousy

What to do when your children are jealous of one another. Sibling Jealousy If there’s one sure way to create a little sibling rivalry among kids, it’s to treat two siblings differently. That’s because kids have [...]

Family Reunions

Family Reunions

Planning to reunite with family and friends over the long weekend? We unwrap the secrets to making Thanksgiving reunions fun for the whole family. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are even better when families gather [...]