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Family Building

Interactive Educational iOS Apps for Toddlers

Are you a busy parent who occasionally allows your child playtime on your smartphone in order to get work done?  Do you feel guilty that you …

Safe Water Play for Kids

Looking for ways to get your kids out into the fresh air and sunshine? Why not set up a sprinkler or get the pool ready …

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when …

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. …

School’s Out for Summer: How to Keep the Kids Occupied

Summer is here! Before you know it, you’ll be looking for ways to keep your kids entertained. To help you fight the relentless protests of …

5 Inexpensive Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

It doesn’t take long for the excitement of summer vacation to give way to boredom. Soon enough, your kids will be sitting around the house, …

How Fathers Can Nurture a Special Bond with Their Daughters

Every father has undoubtedly heard the phrase “daddy’s little girl.” This popular saying speaks volumes about the importance of the relationship between a father and …

Activities to Build a Family Bond Any Time of Year

With the transition to spring, the days of sunshine, rain, and warmer temps are here. There is no better time of year to get outside and …

Why Your Family Should Eat Together: 2 Critical Reasons

  Many families have gotten away from the tradition of sitting down together for breakfast in the morning, lunch at midday, and dinner every night. …

4 Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Independence

One of the problems facing moms everywhere is the simple fact that it is usually easier to do things yourself than to ask one of the …

Playful Parenting 101

Throughout the years that I was in full-time private practice, I saw hundreds of kids from toddlers to teens. Often at the first visit, especially …

4 Fun Things to Do for Easter

Easter Sunday is the most important Christian holiday of the year.  It is a celebration of the risen Jesus, who was crucified on the cross …

3 Ways to Plan Family Activities

  Work, school, extracurricular activities, screen time, and daily routine tasks pull families in all different directions.  Trying to come together is like herding cats.  …

Why Reality Slides Into Fantasy for Preschoolers

“Why does Daddy have a stomachache?” Our toddler began to cry. “Daddy, I will help you,” she said. We were playing Chutes and Ladders, a …

5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

  Are you tired of nagging your kids to clean their rooms? Are you tired of asking your partner to clean out the basement? When …

Family Hiking 101

  You don’t have to trek hours into the woods lugging a backpack and camping supplies to reap the benefits of hiking. Hiking and walking …