It is amazing how fast things are changing. There were no TVs when my grandmother was little and now we all carry screens in our pockets. According to Bloomberg Opinion, "The pace of innovation and disruption is accelerating." In the last 20 years we have seen a huge acceleration in the melting of the ice sheets. Greenland's mass variation is 286.0 Gigatonnes per year … [Read more...] about Parenting In Modern Times: Overcoming Fear and Uncertainty
So often in life we get overwhelmed by everything going on and find ourselves just reacting, instead of setting goals and proactively taking part in our own lives. It is important to take a step back from things on occasion and get a clear objective view. It is important to remove things from our lives that aren't working so we can slow down and focus on what does matter. … [Read more...] about Parenting With Intention [What, Why, And How]
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?