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Things Parents Do That Undermine Relationship

Things Parents Do That Undermine Relationship

Parents can unknowingly undermine relationships when interacting with their children on a day-to-day basis. Over time the break down of the relationship will affect your child’s response to you, their behaviors, and their adherence to rules. You need to establish boundaries in relationship with your children, but it must be done in a healthy way […]

Teaching Kids the Value of Money in a Cashless World

Teaching Kids the Value of Money in a Cashless World

As a concept, money isn’t going anywhere. As a physical object, pressed cotton and ink, it is increasingly rare. Stacks of dead presidents have been buried beneath a pile of PayPal and Venmo knockoffs, each with a specific function and a confounding interface. The place parents are most likely to find coinage is now their […]

Qualities Successful Families Share

Qualities Successful Families Share

Experts in the field of family science have found that in order to help families with problems, it’s beneficial to study the common strengths all strong families have. So, they researched families across the globe and found that all successful families, no matter where they lived, have the six same qualitiesThese strengths, scientists found, are […]

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

When your normally sweet, well-mannered child starts acting out, mouthing off, or otherwise whining about stuff that usually goes unnoticed, you probably have that little warning light flashing in your head that says tonight should be an early bedtime (definitely for him, maybe for both of you). Here are four other signs of sleep deprivation […]

How To Teach a Child to Argue Effectively

How To Teach a Child to Argue Effectively

In an era chock full of entertaining-yet-ineffective arguers shouting on cable news and reality television shows, teaching a child how to argue has never been more important. There are a lot of bad role models on our screen. And though some parents would prefer not to argue — or at minimum win arguments — with […]

Bedtime Rituals For Children

Bedtime Rituals For Children

Too many parents dread the pre-bed hour. That’s when your sweet, agreeable youngster goes from bundle of joy to holy terror, and you spend the better part of 60 minutes cajoling, begging, and admonishing then to climb in bed — and stay there. It doesn’t have to be this way. While the advent of technology […]

How to Teach Kids to Value What They Have

How to Teach Kids to Value What They Have

Three-year-olds generally don’t show any particular interest in the care and maintenance of their possessions. Between gifts and items handed down from relatives, kids can easily be awash in a surplus of riches they don’t particularly appreciate, at least until they are lost or ruined. Teaching them to appreciate and value what they have can […]

How To Tackle Bullying: Boost Kids’ Self-Confidence

How To Tackle Bullying: Boost Kids’ Self-Confidence

Help! My Child Is Being Bullied At School Navigating a world of people can be more challenging than climbing the most treacherous of mountains. We are governed by emotions and, unless kept in check, negative emotions can lead to negative behaviours that are detrimental to others as well as to ourselves. Bullying is a national […]

Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Your Smartphone (And Family)

Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Your Smartphone (And Family)

Unhealthy parental smartphones use can trigger behavioral problems in kids and intimacy issues between partners while also limiting sleep and paving the way for addiction. The research is clear: Smartphones cause dumb behavior when they aren’t used smartly. But how to get out of bad habits when you can’t — for professional or personal reasons — […]

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Family members play an important role in helping teens improve or maintain healthy eating habits. It’s much easier to cook, shop, and prepare tasty and nutritious meals and snacks when everyone is working towards similar health goals. Here are some nutrition and wellness tips for you and your family: Be a good role model. Teens […]

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