Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Don’t Wake the Baby! Why You Should Be Letting Your Kids Sleep Longer

Sleep Turbo-Charges the Brain As the mother of four children I have lived through sleepless nights, toddlers who no longer nap – those precious moments when I could use the bathroom and open the mail without a “helper”, and now – teenagers whose circadian rhythms tell them to live like vampires. Sleep – the constant [...]

Help Your Kids find Careers They Love – With or Without a College Degree

What do you want to be when you grow up? Miserable? Bored? Frustrated? Tired? These likely aren’t the answers we expect to hear from our kids when people ask them the ever present question about their looming futures. People expect firefighter, teacher, astronaut, football player, or superhero. We don’t want our kids to pursue paths [...]

Helping Kids Cope with the Loss of a Pet

How to Parent them Through their Grief They are furry, slimy, scaly, or cuddly. They are the other children in our homes – the family pets. And when something happens to Fred the Fish, Leonardo the Lizard, or Dixie the beloved family dog, we can find our parental heads reeling as we try to help [...]

What Can I Do To Protect My Kids Online?

When you’re a parent, you constantly worry about the safety of your kids. When your children grow up in a technology-dependent world, those worries carry over to online security. Protecting your family on the Internet is a growing concern as our technology grows. The first step to ensuring your teens are using the internet safely [...]

Stressed Out Kids

Helping Kids Deal with Stress and Anxiety in a Busy World Our kids are bombarded every day with technology, activities, and a fast-paced life that makes my own head swim. Many daily stresses are to be expected, but sometimes the culminating effect of them on kids can take a toll and make them move from [...]

5 Homemade Gifts Your Kids Can Make

The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s that time of year again when the gift lists start rolling in and the kids are scrawling their secret notes to Santa. But it is also the best time of year to encourage kids to focus on making gifts for others and sharing [...]

3 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money During the Holidays

Without Money Becoming the Most Valuable Thing Money doesn’t grow on trees. Money can’t buy happiness. Money talks. And the new one my daughter recently shared with me… M.O.M. stands for Made of Money. Teaching kids the value of money, without letting money become a core value, is a challenging job. Our kids are exposed [...]

Identity Theft and Your Kids

Is Someone Stealing Their Lives? You agonize over baby names, hold their hands when they cross the street, and teach them all about stranger danger because they are your most precious gifts and you want to protect them. But do you worry about someone trying to steal their identities – even when they aren’t old [...]

Helping Kids Set and Reach Goals

Last weekend provided one of those parenting moments for me that you need to tuck into your parenting suitcase to pull out when you need a boost. It has always been a parenting goal of mine to teach my children how to set goals that are important to them and then be able to achieve [...]

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