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
School’s out and summer is finally here. No doubt your teens are excited for the break but in a couple of weeks they’ll be bored and looking for something to do. Helping your teen come up with creative ways to make money this summer will not only teach them responsibility and great financial lessons; it will keep them busy doing something they’ll enjoy. They can stay busy, … [Read more...] about 5 Ways For Teens To Earn Money
In this ever increasing digital age, parents have a tough job navigating it all for the first time. I am often thankful that I didn't grow up in the age of cell phones and tablets. Our kids have so much information available at their fingertips and in a way that is a huge blessing but it is also a huge challenge. As parents we have to make them pull their eyes off the screen … [Read more...] about How To Limit Screen Time For Kids (Without The Whining)
I think it is easy to forget that knowing what emotion we are experiencing and why we are experiencing it is not a given. As a parent, we often run into sharp reminders of this with toddlers who can seem so unreasonable when they don't manage their emotions. Emotional development in children is a very important aspect to their learning process, but what does it mean and how … [Read more...] about Emotional Development in Children