Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Treat Kids Like Adults

And They’ll Quit Acting Like Crazy Teens If you’re the parent of a tween or teen, it might be hard to imagine a society where those turbulent years don’t exist. But did you know that some societies in the world don’t even have adolescents? They completely skip this phase of growth – moving their children [...]

Healthy Friendships for Kids

Helping Children Navigate the Struggles of Friendships Friends – from the preschoolers who share sandbox toys to the teens who share secrets, these can be the people who help our children learn more about themselves and grow to be healthy adults. As much as we might want our children to grow to be strong, independent [...]

What Is Your Definition of Family?

Family Lessons From My Child Family is our choice. Those were the words my 8 year-old posed to me recently. He was making the eloquent argument for why he thought one ginormous celebratory party was in order for his birthday. While typically we give the kids a choice for birthday parties – friends at the [...]

What Is Your Definition of Family?

Family Lessons From My Child Family is our choice. Those were the words my 8 year-old posed to me recently. He was making the eloquent argument for why he thought one ginormous celebratory party was in order for his birthday. While typically we give the kids a choice for birthday parties – friends at the [...]

Mom’s Most Important Business Partner: Dad

Why your spouse can be the best asset to your work-at-home job Work-at-home mom is redundant. It implies that there are moms, and then there are moms with jobs that require work. However, I still can recognize the inherent differences and I consider myself a work-at-home mom because I have outside work for which I [...]

17 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Celebrate Spring with St. Patrick’s Day Stories, Games, and Crafts St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays – it represents my Irish heritage, but it is also a wonderful time as a mom to have some good old fashioned fun with my children. Each year we like to get creative, get green, and [...]

Teaching Kids Non-Verbal Communication

My kids say they know my looks. There is the look that says “Who just shot me in the butt with a Nerf dart?” and the one that says “You are one of my favorite people in the world.” Non-verbal communication is a key component for connecting with and understanding the world around us. As [...]

The Repercussions of Redshirting

The Effects of Holding Kids Back for Kindergarten Kindergarten just isn’t about colors, shapes, and numbers anymore. Unless the numbers you are talking about are the ages of the kids entering class. More Safer recently reported on 60 Minutes about the increasing trend of parents redshirting – holding their very young 5 year olds back [...]

Does Your Child Ask: Am I Pretty?

Teenagers can be bullied, teased, and taunted online – just one of the unfortunate and frustrating side-effects of living in a technologically advanced age. However, one of the saddest components to these trends is the number of children who are in essence seeking out these reactions, amid others, by asking a world of strangers, “Am [...]

Schools Wasting Money and Failing Our Kids

The United States spends more money per student than any other country on the entire planet. Our children should be scoring the highest, getting the best grades, and having the brightest futures. That would be true if all of that money was well spent, and if money was the only thing that mattered. The documentary, [...]

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