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 we refer to as New Year’s resolutions. In most households, the holidays are filled with lots of activity and don’t leave much time for thoughtful reflection, so your resolutions are […]
Recently, the US surgeon general issued an advisory on teen use of e-cigarettes, with experts also stating that it’s reaching epidemic proportions. Alcohol and cigarette consumption have fallen among high school students, but the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping, is steadily increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]
It’s no secret that healthy living is important, but getting in shape when you have kids can be tough. Maybe you stopped exercising when you had kids because you were tired. Maybe your job schedule made it difficult to squeeze in workouts. Perhaps you just got busy with life and stopped jogging as much as […]
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 your typical schedule of work and managing your home and kids, there is shopping to do, menus to plan, and food to prepare. Moreover, there is the possibility of having to […]
The holiday season is all about goodwill, good friends, family, and love. Unfortunately, in our society, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the best way to show these feelings is through extravagant gift giving. If you’re low on cash this year, but don’t want to give up the giving aspect of the season, look no […]
It would be nice if parents and children were perfect. There would never be an occasion for parents to get frustrated with their children because their children would never misbehave. Unfortunately, parents and children are human, and they aren’t perfect. When you’re a parent, and you get frustrated, you may say something to your […]
Let’s rewind to the 1970’s. Even if you haven’t seen it, you may have heard about a hit sitcom of the time called, “The Brady Bunch.” This television show famously depicted the union of two families with six step-siblings. Since that decade, divorce rates have remained steady, with about 40 to 50 percent of marriages […]
Your children need your love, time, and undivided attention. As a parent, you’re likely to be the most significant influence in their lives — it’s up to you to help them to feel secure and build their confidence. Habits and rituals that become a regular part of your family life will have the most impact. […]
Parent-teacher conferences make many parents nervous — еѕресіаllу іf thеir child has behavioral problems or іѕ underperforming. Upon accepting the invitation, as a parent, it may feel as if you’ve received a summons tо account fоr уоur child’s behavior аnd academic results. But keep іn mind thаt thе meeting іѕ оnlу fоr thе betterment оf уоur […]
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