Our lives feel busier than ever – cell phones, tablets and laptops can certainly help us be more efficient, but they can also make us feel like we need to be accessible to everyone all the time. Kids are introduced to technology at a younger age than ever before. Is technology a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to raising our kids? Here are some tips to help parents find balance and set some boundaries around screen time.
It’s usually during the month of February when you start to feel those mid-winter blues; the kids start to go a little stir-crazy and you feel a case of cabin fever coming on fast. Well, I’m here to help you avoid the mid-winter blues and to embrace the remainder of winter – with your whole family.
Don’t you wish your child came with a manual? Parenting is an ever evolving game of trial and error. Adjusting your parenting style to work with your child’s bent is essential for positive parenting practices. That’s why I developed five positive parenting changes that allow me to focus on my relationship with my son vs. on all the other stuff that can often seem oh so important. Join me and commit to making a few positive adjustments to your parenting strategy like embracing the chaos and living in the moment.
As National Reading Day approaches on March 3rd, we are reminded about the value of reading in developing your child’s creativity and intelligence. At the same time, reading with your children daily is a major way to build a strong connection with them. All parents can benefit from learning about why reading is integral for a child. Here is why replacing his remote control with a book can truly change your child’s life.
Here are some fun ideas for making the best of the remaining snowy days.
Eating out with kids is a task that’s often easier said than done. Trust me, with seven kids of my own, I’ve dined-out with children more than the average Joe, and from those experiences I’ve learned what works – and what doesn’t. Check out these tricks and tips for a successful restaurant outing with kids.
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Staying active during summer vacation is one of the most important determining factors in whether your child establishes healthy living habits and develops general athleticism. Summertime presents a prime opportunity for young athletes to catch up to their teammates and even surpass competitors in fitness, strength and skill.
Valentine’s Day is a special day to focus on those you love. It’s a perfect opportunity to teach kids about the meaning of love within your own family as well as to perform acts of kindness for others. To help parents make this holiday a family affair, here’s a list of some fun, creative ways moms and dads can teach their kids about love through activities.