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9 Ways to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

All relationships have moments of tension, disagreement, and problem solving.   The family unit is the first place where a child can learn conflict resolution …

5 Ways Dads Can Be More Involved with Their Children

Dads often feel left out when a new baby arrives. The changing, feeding, and general caregiving tasks are often left to Mom. In fact, it’s …

5 Great Reasons to Read to Your Kids

In a recent survey, one in three parents said that they read bedtime stories with their children every night. However, over half the parents said …

Family Fun Card Games Everyone Can Learn

If you’re looking for a way to get the whole family together and make it enjoyable for all, then a game night is for you. …

What Is Mindful Parenting?

It seems for every generation there is a parenting trend or approach that is new. In 2009, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, released a revised edition of …

4 Ways to Make Your Marriage a Priority When You Have Children

  Children are wonderful. They also make it a little challenging to find time for yourself and for your marriage. Yet when you make your …

5 Tips for Parenting Together When Your Styles Conflict

Your parenting style began to evolve when you were a small child. How you were parented, your experiences growing up, and your values shape how …

Signs You’re A Helicopter Parent and Why That Matters

Have you ever been called a “helicopter parent”? It’s a type of parenting that is not well received by many school administrators or other parents. …

Upgrade Your Hike

How many times has someone told you to “take a hike”? Chances are they weren’t concerned with your cardiovascular health. When it comes to getting …

Outdoor Games for Labor Day Weekend

Planning a party for the end of summer? Celebrate America’s labor movement with these outdoor games. Don’t-Let-the-Balloon-Touch-the-Ground Keep balloons afloat by using only your hands …

Seven Tips to Help Moms Enjoy Summer

It’s been a long, hard winter, hasn’t it? Summer is finally here and it’s time for you to get out of the house and enjoy …

Summer Safety Tips: Water Safety

Beaches and pools are synonymous with summer. However, its important to keep safety in mind when playing near water. To make this an enjoyable and …

How to Structure Homework and Time Online

Homework is a part of family life. With the increase in online activity for children and an increase in teachers using the Internet to assign …

No Cost, Fun Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Although you may not be able to afford a summer vacation this year, there are many low-cost, fun summer activities for the whole family. Here …

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is …

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Summer is a time for fun; school is out and the weather is perfect.  But safety is important to consider whenever you leave the house.  The warm …