Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the outdoor activities have to stop! Help the family stay fit and have fun with winter activities for the whole family this season. Here are some ideas. Sledding/Coasting/Tubing Whatever you call it, sliding downhill in the snow is fun for all ages. You can use inexpensive plastic snow […]
How many new parents would love nothing more than to stay at home with their newborn? While many people may have the ability to do so for the first month or so, maternity leave soon runs out and it’s back to work they go. For the lucky ones who are able to remain at home, […]
The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year. Chances are it’s a special time for your family where you spend time together, share some great meals and even exchange gifts. Unfortunately, for many families, the holiday season can also be a very expensive time of year. Whether you have small children, teenagers or […]
We have all lived through an extremely stressful election cycle regardless of our political position. The media including mainstream, social media and other sources advocating specific and controversial points of view have had a tremendous impact because emotional appeals rather than rational opinions based on issues have predominated. Some of the rhetoric from the candidates […]
The decision to take a road trip with your family is an exciting one. Maybe you remember taking road trips during your own childhood and you have some special memories you want to recreate with your kids. Maybe you just want to try to spend time exploring the world around you. You might even want […]
It is very hard to discipline a child. It can even be heartbreaking. You want to see a sunny smile on your child’s face, not a sad frown, tears, or the dreaded tantrum. Saying “no” the wrong way can cause long-term damage, but doing it the right way can make your child happy and give […]
For children of any age, anxiety can strike without warning. Typically, children experience symptoms of anxiety when in new situations, when there is a perception of potential pain, or when your child fears that they will be separated from you. Routine visits to medical professionals, drop-offs at school, or other changes to your child’s daily […]
Halloween is supposed to be a fun time for kids, when they get to dress up, go trick or treating, receive candy and simply enjoy themselves. However, the world is growing increasingly dangerous. As a result many parents need to worry about ensuring the safety of their children on a night that should be all […]
A generation ago bullying was largely confined to the playground, but in the 21st century this kind of intimidating and unacceptable behavior is as likely to come through a computer screen as on the swing set. Cyber-bullying may take place in the ethereal space of the online world, but it is no less damaging than […]
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