Teens and Tweens

What To Do When Your Child Is A Bully

By |November 14th, 2018|

Bullying is all over in the news today. It’s an important topic and one that deserve our attention as it becomes increasingly hard for today’s teenagers to safely navigate their social world.

There are warning signs to look for when you suspect that your child is being bullied. But what about when your child is the […]

Helping Older Children and Teens to Build Good Reading Habits

By |August 10th, 2018|

We have explored why it is important for parents to read. Well, all those benefits that you can get from reading can also come to your older children and teens when they read to themselves. The trouble is that the rates of reading for pleasure drop as children get older. A recent study found that while about 53% […]

How Can I Read to my Children if I Don’t Really Like to Read?

By |June 20th, 2018|

It’s important for family members to model reading for children. Not only is it important to read TO your child, but it is also to read AROUND her. Children who see adults reading and see reading material in their houses are more likely to pick up the habit of reading themselves.

But what if you, the […]

Risky Business: The Benefits of Letting Children Take Risks

By |May 31st, 2018|

The phrase “Helicopter Parent” gets thrown around a lot these days. It’s used to describe parents who overprotect their children from risk or failure, whether it’s physical or emotional.

Most of us are not as extreme as “Helicopter Parents,” but we want to protect our children. Allowing our children to take risks can be challenging for […]

Creating A Media Plan As A Family

By |March 1st, 2018|

The digital age is upon us. As children move up in school, it becomes harder to control what our children have access to. At some point, as a parent, you’ll likely want to develop a plan for media usage. You might find that “no limits” work just fine for your kiddo. Other families may need […]

Surviving (and Thriving) As A Single Parent

By |February 8th, 2018|

Single parenting often comes with extra stressors. As the sole care provider, it’s hard to be available for your child’s physical and emotional needs 100% of the time. And when taking a break is rare to come by, stressors can compound one another.

However, there are ways to reduce and manage stress, as well as foster […]

Are You Feeling Time-Poor? Time management tips for busy families

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Parenting presents challenges at all stages of the game. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the challenges that come with parenting your school-aged children, you’re not alone.

You might think to yourself that because your kids are at an age where they are now fully feeding, dressing, and—GASP—using the bathroom by themselves, that you should […]

Help Wanted: Is Your Child Ready for Chores?

By |June 15th, 2017|

Ah, summer vacation…

For families with school-aged children, it’s days filled with running through sprinklers, cooling down with popsicles, and eating picnics in the backyard. It’s also a time filled with endless piles of dirty dishes, mountains of wet towels and bathing suites to wash, and sticky popsicle puddles to wipe up.

When the housework starts to […]

To Catch A Thief: Discouraging Stealing Habits

By |June 6th, 2017|

It can start simply enough with finding an unfamiliar toy in your child’s backpack. When you ask where it came from, you might get a breezy response like, “Oh, my friend, Liam, told me I could have it.”

But then a few days later, you notice a couple dollars missing from your wallet and you wonder […]

Knowing The Signs of ADHD

By |June 1st, 2017|

It’s not uncommon for elementary school-aged children to get restless or bored easily; squirm around in their chair at school; or make silly noises at inappropriate times. But when a child has trouble finishing their school assignments, squirms so much they fall out of their seat, or seems to show little control over the sounds […]