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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 [...]

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 [...]

Small Babies and Winter

Small Babies and Winter

Keeping babies and toddlers safe from old man winter. Small Babies and Winter When it comes to the cold, most of us know when we’ve had too much, but for young children and babies, it’s hard [...]

Winter Head Injuries

Winter Head Injuries

Why having kids don a helmet when enjoying winter sports is a must. Winter Head Injuries Winter is a great time to enjoy sports like skiing, sledding, and skating. But as fun as these winter sports [...]

Ice Safety

Ice Safety

What every parent must consider when skating outdoors with kids. Ice Safety Ice skating is a wonderful winter activity for families. It’s fun, great exercise and if you’re lucky enough to skate on a pond, river [...]

Christmas Wish Lists

Christmas Wish Lists

How to help your child keep their Christmas wish list in check. Christmas Wish Lists Turn on any screen at this time of year and chances are your child is being enticed to ask for one [...]