Archive for 'Family Life'

Family Events and Togetherness

Family Events and Togetherness

From  carving pumpkins to jumping in leaf piles, a  look at why the family that plays together stays together. Family Events Today, many families’ lives are jam packed with school, work and activities from household chores to [...]

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 [...]

Helping Tweens and Teens Adjust to a New School

Helping Tweens and Teens Adjust to a New School

Statistics tell us that about 50% of us move every five years. If that move entails a change of school for your tween or teen, then chances are you can expect a few bumps along the [...]

Are You Over Scheduling Your Children?

Are You Over Scheduling Your Children?

Are we over scheduling our children? Today’s kids can have so many activities and lessons that they have to attend that they end up stressed out.  During the school year many parents take on the role [...]

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 [...]

How Divorce Affects Children’s Education

How Divorce Affects Children’s Education

No matter what age your child is, separation or divorce will have an effect, particularly in the school-aged child. Statistics tell us that more than half of all divorce cases involve children. But statistics can’t describe [...]

Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

How to help the tween or teen overcome sibling rivalry. Sibling Rivalry Sibling rivalry among young children is common, and hopefully they outgrow it by the time they are tweens or teens. But if rivalry persists [...]

Stop Arguing with Your Kids

Stop Arguing with Your Kids

For parents fed up with constant challenges to their authority-but who dread becoming tyrants in their own homes-this book provides a powerful new alternative to “because I said so.” Trusted family therapist and author Michael P. [...]

How to Hug a Porcupine

How to Hug a Porcupine

Yesterday, your child was a sweet, well-adjusted eight-year-old. Today, a moody, disrespectful twelve-year-old. What happened? And more important, how do you handle it? How you respond to these whirlwind changes will not only affect your child’s [...]

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 [...]