Archive for 'Family Life'

Overnight Camps and Homesickness

Overnight Camps and Homesickness

Feeling homesick is common with children at overnight camp. Fortunately for most, those homesick blues quickly pass. Going away to overnight or residential camp can be one of the more rewarding experiences of childhood. Living in [...]

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 [...]

How to Cope With Sibling Jealousy

How to Cope With 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 [...]

Day Camps and Summer Childcare

Day Camps and Summer Childcare

Why day camps should be a part of your child’s summer holiday plans. Day Camps and Childcare As much as most of us enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer, there’s another side to it. While [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of Allowances

The Importance of Allowances

How allowances provide our kids with more than just a little spending money. Allowances Allowances. It’s something every parent will eventually have to come to terms with because sooner or later every kid will want to [...]

Role Modelling Money Values

Role Modelling Money Values

Why parents need to walk the talk when it comes to money management. Role Modelling Finance When it comes to money, do you tell your kids to save and spend wisely, but rack up the credit [...]

Teaching Kids Money Management

Teaching Kids Money Management

Why allowing our children to make a few mistakes can be one of the best ways to teach kids to be financially savvy. Kids and Money As parents, we want our children to grow into self [...]

Family Financial Values

Family Financial Values

A few tips on how to teach our kids to be financially responsible. Family Financial Values Believe it or not, someday your children will be financially independent and, hopefully, responsible. But it won’t happen without a [...]

The Benefits of Family Meetings

The Benefits of Family Meetings

Family meetings are a great way to set limits because it gives both parents and children a say in the family’s rules. Many experts see family meetings as an ideal opportunity to open the doors of [...]