If you are an adult child of divorce struggling with your current relationship due to simmering feelings from your past, I highly recommend an insightful piece from a Washington Times columnist called “Children of divorce: chasing affection in the house of guilt.” It includes data about the effects of divorce on children and advice for individuals who may [...]
Maybe it’s not their favorite activity in the world, but it is possible to raise children who know how to care for and clean a home. Because they are children, though, there are a number of ways for us to teach them and help them be successful. Use these 10 tips to help children clean. [...]
This summer I decided my kids needed a refresher course on some of their chores. It’s not that I need to teach cleaning chores to them. It’s more that I need to teach them how to do their chores well. I was telling them that practice makes perfect. My youngest daughter had a reply [...]
Today I’m guest posting over at Simple Mom (where I’m a monthly columnist). I’ve written a post that I think you’ll enjoy as well: How to talk to your children about sex If you like it, please join in the discussion there and share it by Retweeting or via Facebook. Thank you. Want more? Get [...]
I am not a Buddhist nor do I meditate on a regular basis. What little I have come to understand about Zen as a practice relates to the cultivation of our capacity to be here, now; our ability to be present to our experience without judgment. Almost two decades after nursing (literally and figuratively) my [...]
Oh, is that ever a chilling headline for the parent of teenagers! Well, fear not, for author Lisa Jander has written a book called “Dater’s Ed: The Instruction Manual for Parents”. It’s based on the idea of “Driver’s Ed” from high school. Yes, teens will groan and roll their eyes as parents the world over [...]
Perky and full of energy in the movies, Betty Hutton’s personal life wasn’t as upbeat. She was married four times and had difficult relationships with her children.
With the ever growing list of day to day social events and interests that kids accumulate, a family calendar in the home is essential for organizing your time and your children’s timetable of play dates, birthday parties, school and sporting events. A cork board or peg board is ideal for attaching notes and invitations and keeping a household schedule of events in a central location.
When a family has a few picky eaters, dinnertime can be a tricky task for busy moms. Every kid is different and while some kids will eat everything you put in front of them one week, they will fight you at each meal the next. An important thing for parents to remember when the picky eater merges from your child is to stay calm and not over react. Keep in mind that your children are not testing you. Their food preferences change with moods and their age.
What does kids tracking mean to you? Maybe being able to know where your child is at all times or being able to find them within seconds if they ever were to get lost? Kids tracking is the most ideal invention for any parent and has helped them protect their children for years.