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Homework and Planning

Homework and Planning

How to help your child excel at their homework by planning better. Homework and Planning Is your child having difficulty with homework assignments…like not getting them completed? Sometimes the reasons for this can have more to [...]

Family Chores

Family Chores

A look at what kids get from helping out with family chores Family Chores Making beds, clearing tables and taking out the trash are all common jobs we ask our kids to do.  And while our [...]

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

What to Do About Preteens’ Messy Bedrooms

Does your preteen’s messy room drive you crazy? Believe it not, that mess is a necessary part of your child’s development. If you have a child between 9 and 12, you may have noticed a few [...]

Teens, Peers & Family

Teens, Peers & Family

Peers vs. family.  Who matters most? Teens, Peers & Family Once kids hit the preteen and teen years, their peer group seems to matter most.  But Julie Ross, author of How to Hug a Porcupine  says parents [...]

Step Siblings

Step Siblings

The challenge of life with step siblings. Step Siblings When a parent with children remarries another parent with children, a whole new family dynamic is created. Mark Ackerman, author of Does Wednesday Mean Moms House or [...]

Benefits of Strong Marriages

Benefits of Strong Marriages

Why keeping your marriage healthy and strong is good for you and your kids. Benefits of Strong Marriages Fact is, not all marriages are built to last, and certainly staying together simply for the sake of [...]

Families & Life Lessons

Families & Life Lessons

 How those everyday chores teach our children lessons on life. Families and Life Lessons Taking your toddler and preschooler along for everyday chores like banking and shopping can be a great lesson for kids.  Helping out [...]

Improving Behaviour in Small Children

Improving Behaviour in Small Children

How a little distraction can lead to better behaviour. Improving Behaviour One of our main jobs as parents is to help guide our children to make wise choices.  Sometimes that can mean setting limits and doling [...]

How to Get Kids to Behave Better

How to Get Kids to Behave Better

 How to actually get your children to behave a little better! Improve Kids’ Behaviour Usually when our children misbehave, especially the young ones, it’s quite unintentional.  They simply don’t know any better.  Which is why we [...]

Raising Problem Solvers

Raising Problem Solvers

 How to raise children who solve their own problems. Raising Problem Solvers When your child has a problem, are you tempted to jump in there and make it right? It’s a common reaction.  But if we [...]