At a time when young people are seemingly encouraged by social media and pop culture to be self-absorbed, it is now more important than ever to teach our children how to genuinely respect and care for all people. Teaching children empathy is an important part of producing kids that care about others and that have strong social skills. Today I am happy to feature some … [Read more...] about Teaching Children Empathy- 3 Activities To Help
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One of the biggest issues that parents have these days is getting kids to sleep without getting into a power struggle. I know this can be difficult, but there is a way to make it better. The first step to handle this problem is to ask yourself: “What is the real reason my child doesn’t want to go to bed?” This is an important step for toddlers to teens! For children, there are … [Read more...] about Bedtime Routines For Children Stop Bedtime Battles
I was just telling my kids the other day that when I was a kid, no one had cell phones and not everyone had computers. It is hard to believe that, in a world that is now so dependent on devices. That is why it is a great idea to celebrate National Day of Unplugging with your family. It is good for our kids (and ourselves) to realize we can indeed survive the day without … [Read more...] about Celebrate National Day of Unplugging With Your Family
First, you may be wondering exactly what is co parenting? Well, co-parenting is a concept based around sharing the duties of raising a child and can be within a marriage but the term is usually used in reference to separated, unmarried, or divorced couples. Co-parenting has multiple benefits for both the child and the adults involved when carried out successfully. However, … [Read more...] about 12 Co-Parenting Guidelines To Help You Navigate A Marriage Split
Being a parent can sometimes be a little trickier than you expected, especially if you discover that you and your partner have different types of parenting styles! Discipline in particular can be a sticky point. Can there be discipline without punishment? What is the definition of punishment anyway? In the role of parenting, it is essential to figure out where you stand on … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Discipline And Punishment
I was first introduced to the concept of positive affirmations when I was a teenager. I was telling a friend of mine about a problem I was having and she gave me a book off her bookshelf called "You Can Heal Your Life", by Louise Hay. It really opened my mind to the power of positive affirmations. As Mind Tools puts it, "Affirmations are positive statements that can help you … [Read more...] about The Power Of Positive Affirmations For Kids
Everyone wants their children to be healthy and eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is an important element of supporting their health. However, many parents find that they have picky eaters and they just don't know how to go about getting toddlers to eat vegetables. Well, today I have partnered with Beth Dunlap, a registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She is a wife and … [Read more...] about How To Get Toddlers To Eat Vegetables And Fruits