Thursday, September 21, 2017

Parents pan Chuck E. Cheese’s food and experience

Each year National Restaurant News and WD Partners conduct a national Consumer Picks survey of restaurant customers’ top brands. This year’s survey included 42,196 consumer responses on 172 brands. This year’s survey rated 111 limited-service restaurant chains and Chuck E. Cheese’s came in . . Continue reading → View full post on White Hutchinson

Home Safety Tips for Parents

Keeping Babies and Toddlers Safe in the Home We hear a lot about keeping our kids safe from the perils of technology – texting, social media, internet predators. However, I recently had a new mom ask me: What do I do to keep my baby and toddlers safe in the home? There is so much [...]

Parents – Are You Doing Your Homework?

Book reports, quizzes, worksheets, math assignments, and history lessons. These are the things that comprise our kids’ homework, right? But what if we are missing out on our own homework? The stuff that helps make sure that our kids can successfully work their ways through those assignments and study times. How Do You View Homework? [...]

Parents Are Helping Their Children Fail

“…you’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.” Eldridge Cleaver spoke these words in 1968, and while he wasn’t precisely referring to parents, his words are still true. If we are not doing more for our children, if we are just waiting for the schools to churn out successful children, we [...]

Communication Tips for Work-at-Home Parents

Life as a work-at-home mom (WAHM) is filled with unpredictable moments of chaos and unexpected moments of peace. When you have to communicate with clients and co-workers through email, chatting, Skype, or phone calls, it can seem more chaotic than calm, but there are a few things you can do to create the best chances [...]

When the Parents are the Bullies

Bullying at the Ballpark – Parents Can Be the Loudest Losers Parents take the fun out of everything. Kids have been thinking that for years, and sometimes I agree. Take one afternoon and sit at a ballpark, soccer field, dance studio, or ice rink and you will likely hear the calls and cajoles of parents [...]

Amazing (& Sometimes Hidden) Resources for Parents and Kids

Games, toys, books, and more! Looking for fun, educational, engaging toys, books, and movies for your kids? The more I speak with parents (especially those who don’t homeschool), the more I am convinced that homeschool parents have found accesses to resources that offer great products for kids and families, no matter where your kids spend their days. [...]

Good Parents Know How to Criticize Well

The Value of Constructive Criticism for Kids What is one of the best gifts you have every given your children? I recently read an article by Anthony Kane, MD which says that criticism is one of the best gifts we can provide for our children – far above any toy, gadget, or activity. Now I’m not [...]

Extraordinary Children from Ordinary Parents

Raising Resilient Children By Focusing on Basic Needs Kids are resilient – we hear it all the time and I know I’ve even said it after watching my children pick themselves up, from either physical or emotional pain, and dive right back in again. However, they aren’t born resilient – they are given tools. I [...]