Would you like to raise confident children? Most of us recognize confidence as a sign of positive, healthy trust in one's self and think of confidence as an asset. We aspire to be confident and project confidence because it helps keep us and others from second guessing and doubting. One of the keys to raising confident kids is helping them raise their emotional intelligence … [Read more...] about Self-Expression Is Key For Raising Confident Kids
Family values aren’t usually something most people think about until they need to teach their kids a lesson in response to an unwanted behavior. However, the importance of family values should not be overlooked. Thinking about what your family values are and instilling them in your children early, can teach your kids how you expect them to behave when you’re not around. … [Read more...] about The Importance Of Family Values
I often feel like this day and age we are living in is a fast-paced, real-time experiment for how technology will effect society. Computers and cell phones have become ubiquitous. If your parents wondered how TV screen time would effect their children, we have entered a whole new level with so many screens available and all able to show you almost anything you want to see, … [Read more...] about Are Your Kids Getting Too Much Screen Time? Try A Blackout
When a child is misbehaving on a regular basis, it is a good idea to look and see what is at the root of the problem. Is there something happening at school or with a caregiver? Is there open communication with the child? Are there developmentally appropriate behavioral expectations? Today, I am excited to have parenting expert, registered psychologist, and author, Dr. … [Read more...] about Do You Have Developmentally Appropriate Behavioral Expectations?
I recently made the acquaintance of Leslie Baker, the “mom behind the keyboard” at Super Mom Picks, a parenting tips, ideas, and product reviews blog. She is the mother of three young children and we were talking about sleepovers. It seems like ages since my kiddos had their first sleepovers but I remember how exciting that age was. I am happy to have Leslie share her … [Read more...] about The First Sleepover – How To Know If Your Child Is Ready?
It’s fair to say we all want to do the best for our children, but sometimes you find yourself in that situation with your kids that’s breaking new ground and you have no reference point. You feel unsure how to respond. Other times you’ve been in the situation often, but wish you could find a better way to handle it. In this article I’m going to share seven positive parenting … [Read more...] about 7 Positive Parenting Techniques [Successful Tactics]
It is no secret that I believe family is the greatest gift we have and should be prioritized as number one. Having a partner and children to cherish is what gives us purpose and fills our hearts with happiness. The importance of family should never be overlooked or taken for granted. Many families share similar family values, but many tend to have different family … [Read more...] about Our Family Tradition Of Dinner Stories