Do Each of Your Children Get Enough One-on-One Time?

Do Each of Your Children Get Enough One-on-One Time? It’s important to make sure you spend enough one-on-one time with your children, but some days it’s not always easy. One is having a pout-fest at dinner while the other is  →

Homework Contract

Homework Contract   Student Name: _____________________________________________ Date: ____________________________ I understand that it is important to write down my homework assignments because: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I understand that it is important to bring home all materials I will need to complete my assignments  →

Head Lice: Two Words That Will Stop a Mom in her Tracks

Head Lice: Two Words That Will Stop a Mom in her Tracks Sad news for moms:  Lice risk for children may increase with the arrival of the school year. With the start of the new school year and as the  →

5 Steps to Parenting

5 Steps to Parenting                                                 Parenting a child is one of the most important responsibilities any of  →

Do Your Kids Believe in You?

Do Your Kids Believe in You? “Mom, can you come here?” “Mom, can you help me?” “Mom, can you help me with my bed sheets?” All three of the previous statements I’ve heard from my kids at one time or  →

10 Ways to Make Your Child Smarter

10 Ways to Make Your Child Smarter Kids just need to be kids and too many parents try to get their children to turn into academic geniuses at too young an age. Research shows that real learning has to take place  →

Discipline Basics for Parents

Discipline Basics for Parents When I had my family with three young children, I was always looking to other parents/families to see how to do something better.  Friends of ours had 4 children and when the oldest son wanted the  →

Back to School Shopping Without Breaking the Bank

Back to School Shopping Without Breaking the Bank Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to mean a major subtraction from the family bank account. Whether you’re outfitting a first-grader with a pencil case and backpack or shipping off a college freshman to  →

Are the Kids Getting Bored with Their Summer?

Are the Kids Getting Bored with Their Summer? Here are some ideas for summer fun…at least for what is remaining of it! Have a picnic Make an ice cream sundae bar at home Sand castles at beach Run through the  →

TV Rules that Might Be Good for Your Kids

TV Rules that Might Be Good for Your Kids Do you ever worry about what your kids are watching on TV?  Is TV the dominant social presence in your home?  Do your kids scream and cry when you try to  →
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