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Top Five Things To Know About Breastfeeding

Top Five Things To Know About Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding can be quite a maze to navigate, most health experts agree that breast is best for both baby and mommy. Here’s 5 top reasons why. 1. Breastfeeding is great for the baby’s immune system, both over the short and long term. Health experts even recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least for the first […]

Positive Ways to Talk and Listen

Positive Ways to Talk and Listen

As parents we spend so much of our time talking to our kids — and then wonder why they don’t seem to hear us. In heated moments, we find ourselves stuck in power struggles, but can’t figure out what to say to stop the fighting. Sometimes we just don’t know how to answer a tough […]

Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

Kids ask a lot of questions. Sometimes the questions repeat themselves. Most of the time we’ve answered them over and over. And let’s be honest, we’ve been known to ignore one or two here and there or do an internal eye-roll over the constant barrage of why’s and how’s. To be fair, studies have shown […]

How Children Learn When You Join Them for Screen Time

How Children Learn When You Join Them for Screen Time

As parents, we spend a lot of time worrying about our kids. Are they sleeping enough? Are they meeting their milestones? Are they eating healthy — or in my case, are they going to eat any of the lunch I packed this morning at all? And when it comes to screens, parents not only worry […]

Be Your Child’s Parent, Not Their BFF

Be Your Child’s Parent, Not Their BFF

We see it all over social media, at the mall, and around town.  Moms and daughters arm-in-arm, shopping, gossiping, lunching … just like BFFs. The male counterpart can be just as alluring: the “cool” Dad, always the hit of the party, the lenient Dad who can be counted on to bend the rules. DON’T DO IT […]

Five Extraordinary Mothers Of The Bible

Five Extraordinary Mothers Of The Bible

1. Sarah: The Mother Who Waited In Genesis 11:30 we learn, “Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.“ This would have grieved both Sarah and Abraham, and in Genesis 15 when the word of the LORD came to Abram he answered, what will you give me LORD since you have not given me an heir? […]

How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

As parents, all we want for our children is for them to grow up happy. Compared to this one ultimate goal, others pale into insignificance. It doesn’t matter if your child has a school career festooned with string of A* exam grades and is set for a braggable future career, if they’re not happy. That […]

Teach Your Kids the Satisfaction of Wanting

Teach Your Kids the Satisfaction of Wanting

Technology these days is incredible, isn’t it? We have access to just about anything right at our fingertips and can possess it the next day if we’re willing to pay a few extra dollars. Instant (almost) gratification. While there are myriad reasons this is fantastic, handy, and fun, what happens to the joy of wanting? Even as adults […]

Things Your Kids Should Be Doing Instead of Homework

Things Your Kids Should Be Doing Instead of Homework

There are many aspects of my more than decade-long career as a teacher that I’m proud of. My reputation for giving lots and lots of homework is not one of them. For most of my teaching career, I taught fifth or sixth grade. Sometimes I gave more than two hours of homework. Kids complained a lot, […]

The 3 Most Important Things Any Mom Can Do For Her Kids

The 3 Most Important Things Any Mom Can Do For Her Kids

Mothers do countless things for their children — they help with homework, provide much-needed boundaries, heal literal and figurative boo-boos, not to mention all the behind-the-scenes things that kids can’t see — but according to author and clinical psychologist Shefali Tsabary, there are three particular tasks that are more important than all of it. As […]

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