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Well-Balanced Family

The Four Keys to Unlocking a Great School Year for the Whole Family

It’s that time of year when school has already started for some kids and will be starting soon for others. Back to school is a …

5 Ways to Help Your Child Become More Independent

As children grow older, they should be given more responsibility. You’re not doing your children any favors when you perform basic tasks for them. In fact, …

A Parent’s Guide to Screen-Free Activities for Kids

Teens in the United States are spending nearly nine hours a day using a digital device, according to a study conducted by Common Sense Media. …

Attention Parents: Recent Neuroscience Says Your Teen Still Needs YOU

For some parents, parenting teens conjures up feelings and beliefs that raising an adolescent is challenging and fraught with conflicts and negative emotions. However, an …

Family Life is Important for Kid’s Mental Health and Adjustment

All parents have the goal of raising happy, healthy, well-adjusted children. Most parents look for information online and from books and other resources related to …

Calm Parents Are Better Able to Help Children Handle Frustration

What is your response when your child is frustrated? Does your child’s frustration lead to your own frustration? Let’s say you’re in a hurry to …

Music Is an Important Ingredient for Child Development and Parent-Child Relationships

Several recent articles in scientific journals point to the wide range of significant effects that learning and listening to music has on the brain development …

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad

Spending quality time with your child has more to do with ordinary daily life than what you might initially expect. It’s simple and meaningful interactions, …

Recent Research Says 95% of US Kids and Teens Are Overdoing Screen-Time: A Family Approach May Be The Solution

A new study states that only 5% of teens in the USA are following recommended guidelines for screen time, sleep and physical activity. The study …

It’s Not Too Late! New Year’s Resolutions for Parents and Kids They Can Stick to That Will Make Life Better

It’s that time of year again when we take time to reassess where we are in our lives and based on that assessment, make what …

11 Proven Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

While the holidays can create some of the happiest moments in your life, they can also cause a great deal of stress. On top of …

What Not to Say to Your Kids

  It would be nice if parents and children were perfect. There would never be an occasion for parents to get frustrated with their children …

10 Traits of a “Good Enough” Parent

Let’s face it, no one is perfect. That being said, we all know there is no such thing as a perfect parent, even though we …

World Health Organization Adds Video Game Addiction to Its List of Disorders

On June 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially added Video Game Addiction to its publication, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD). While the United …

Working Mother Advice: How to Manage Your Kids’ After-School Activities

Working mothers often have a double duty. They work a 9-to-5 job (or some other shift); then they get home and have to take care …