After they master “Dada” and “Mama,” it isn’t long before little ones learn the word “mine.” Though you may love them unconditionally, your kids can be surprisingly selfish and self-indulgent at times, abhorring the thought of sharing toys, eating vegetables, or doing anything that doesn’t immediately benefit them. Unfortunately, if this attitude and behavior persists unimpeded … [Read more...] about Four Simple Tips For Teaching Kids Kindness
Social media has been around for a relatively short time- under 20 years- and yet it has become a pervasive trend especially among the younger generations. Over 60% of 13–17 year-olds have at least one profile on a social networking site, with many spending more than 2 hours per day on social networking sites. However, social media popularity is not all limited to teens, … [Read more...] about Social Media Tips Parents Should Know- Do You Protect Your Personal Information?
National Giving Day is coming right up (Tuesday, November 29) and this whole Thanksgiving and Christmas season is the perfect time to remember how much we have to be thankful for and think of ways to give back. Teaching our children to think of others and try to help others is a year round job but during the holidays, it is even more important. Learning to give back can and … [Read more...] about A Good Deeds Chart For Kids To Help Celebrate National Giving Day
All parents have ideas about choosing the “right” activities for their kids. We want them to be successful and happy and many of us want their activities to be attractive to colleges or to be the activities we consider best. But how do you know which extracurricular activities are best for your child? I am happy to have a guest post from Mary Reckmeyer, Ph.D. on this subject. … [Read more...] about How To Choose The Best Activities For Kids
I recently wrote a post about the importance of talking to your kids about drugs. I mean it. Talking to your kids about everything is important, so make time to listen to their stories, get to know their friends, and talk to them about all the big scary or embarrassing issues you may be putting off. Now is a good time. Talking to your kids is step one but if you think … [Read more...] about First Check Home Drug Tests For The Answers You Need
Having a tough time getting your child to step up and get their homework done? This might be a different tactic to try when your child won't do homework. It could be hugely successful. When Your Child Won't Do Homework My son has just started fourth grade and, while the homework is not exactly tough, it is definitely more intense and complex than it was in third grade. It … [Read more...] about What To Do When Your Child Won’t Do Homework
Every parent wants to raise a responsible, respectful child, not a problem child. Nevertheless, it seems that sometimes parents with the best of intentions end up with a child they have no idea how to handle. Today I have a guest post from Sam Benkoczy who is a husband and father of four that has been involved with youth education since 1997. His main method of dealing with … [Read more...] about Avoid Raising A Problem Child