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4 Smart Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money

4 Smart Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money

  It’s never too early to start teaching your kids how to handle their money. In fact, it’s an especially important topic to teach your kids at home. While most high schools require students to take macroeconmics, classes like personal finance are rarely required or even available. So, you can’t really rely on the schools […]

Simple Survival Tips For New Moms

Simple Survival Tips For New Moms

As a new mom, the first few days and weeks can be overwhelming. You’ve just gone through one of the biggest life changes you’ll ever experience. There’s no magic formula that will make the transition to new motherhood run smoothly, but these few simple strategies will help: 1. Stay open-minded Before we have our first […]

Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In Sports

Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In Sports

Most of us want our kids to be the next Olympic gold medalist or NBA all-star, but there are a couple more practical reasons to enroll your kids in sports. Here are a few: They learn life skills Being in a sport, especially a team sport, teaches your child about team work, taking turns, and […]

Actions Kids Learn From Their Parent’s Marriage

Actions Kids Learn From Their Parent’s Marriage

When I speak on marriage, I’m always asked if I intentionally taught my kids about marriage. The answer is yes … and, no. Yes, there are times when we’ve talked specifically about marriage (either ours or ones that our kids have observed). But, for the most part, my wife Cathy and I have been wise […]

Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

Summer break is here! Our kids are rejoicing in their new-found freedom, but sometimes we parents worry that (a) we’ll go crazy before the summer ends with our kids around all of the time, (b) our kids will turn their brains to mush watching TV all the time, or (c) BOTH. And, to be honest, […]

How To Deal with Teenage Attitude

How To Deal with Teenage Attitude

At some point, you will stare at the gangling, long-legged thing on your sofa and shudder at the thought you use to kiss those once little toes. That little child who use to snuggle into you now snaps at the slightest thing or growls as you approach him. Welcome to the teenage years. It will […]

Communication Mistakes Parents Make

Communication Mistakes Parents Make

Just as there are common negative behaviors that most children make, such as yelling when angry and refusing to share toys, there are also common ineffective tactics parents turn to when communicating with their children. These communication mistakes can leave the child feeling belittled, prevent a teaching moment, and possibly damage a relationship over time. […]

5 Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

5 Ways To Encourage Summer Learning

Summer break is here! Our kids are rejoicing in their new-found freedom, but sometimes we parents worry that (a) we’ll go crazy before the summer ends with our kids around all the time, (b) our kids will turn their brains to mush watching TV all the time, or (c) BOTH. And, to be honest, those […]

10 Easy Activities Your Toddler Will Love

10 Easy Activities Your Toddler Will Love

The toddler stage is a fun, exciting — often tiring — time in parenthood. These little people are discovering their identity and asserting their independence. They are learning at an astonishing pace, and have enough energy to power a large metropolitan area. I love watching my little ones (ages 3 and 1) become more aware […]

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

A recent article about the link between parents’ weight comments and a child’s body dissatisfaction and weight gain sparked a major debate among The Huffington Post readers. Disagreement centered over the balance between concern for a child’s health and the psychological and physical damage that can result from cruel or clueless comments about weight. Readers wrote to […]