You know from your own experience that the mid-afternoon “crash” in energy and attentiveness is a real thing, and it’s no different for your kids. The moment hits just as kids get home from school and need to tackle homework. Just like you, kids feel the call of sugary snacks at this time of day, […]
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Researchers in the social sciences have found a powerful visualization tool that brings both short-term and long-term benefits to young people. It is an exercise that takes just twenty minutes and is easy and enjoyable to do. It gives people an immediate mood boost and is a kind of targeted daydreaming. Everyone can benefit from […]
Most teenagers own a mobile phone. Some are able to buy their own phone from the money they earn as a result of working part-time, but the more likely scenario is that you, their parent, ends up buying them one. You may be perfectly happy to do this, but often the arrangement ends up […]
It’s natural to want to buy toys for your new baby, but how do you know what to choose? How much notice should you pay to the age markings on toys? Are they there just for safety reasons or is there more to it than that? It’s important to understand that play is vital for […]
Let’s face it, even adults tire quickly of the standard brown bag lunch. There are only so many times you can eat a ham sandwich or tired peanut butter and jelly. If you ask your child what they want, you might end up sending them with chips and candy. How do you find lunches that […]
There are few things a parent dreads more than “the talk.” Talking about sex can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. And let’s face it, many parents simply don’t know how to go about it. Their parents never talked to them, so they’re unprepared for such a pivotal conversation. Mistakes are made and children may get […]
Preparing your teen for college actually starts long before their senior year of high school. Throughout their re-college career, they’re learning how to balance academics with social life along with making decisions for themselves and making good choices. This all lays the foundation for choosing a school to attend and working hard to get accepted. […]
The holidays are a time for families to gather and enjoy good times with each other — at least, in theory. In practice, many family gatherings are riven by division, arguments, and painful bickering. Old wounds can easily be reopened, and tensions from years past revived. If you want a happier, more peaceful holiday season, […]
Parents of teens seem to find many opportunities to provide what they see as constructive criticism to call attention to such behavior as leaving clothes on the floor, not helping around the house, coming home late, spending too much time on their cell phone and on and on and on. Those of thus who have […]
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