As parents we know it can be a challenge to get our young ones to pick up the pace in the morning… They get up slower than a sloth only to go directly to the couch (even when the TV is off!). I understand wanting to plop down a few minutes before the morning routine starts, but how do we get the kids to get a move on after their few minutes of relaxation? The last thing parents want is for their kids to miss the bus and be late to school! [Read more…]
Do families tend to worry about the girls in their family more than the boys, and if so, why is that? Do we stereotype our boys and girls? Do we view our boys as stronger than are girls? Is that right? Let’s take a look at boys for a moment… what are the statistics saying? How can we make are boys into strong, confident, respectable men? [Read more…]
Family Table Time
How Important is it to have dinner together as a family? It’s very important! There’s more to it then just sitting around a table and eating. It’s a time to share stories, talk about your day, and listen to the people you love most in this world. There’s something magical about this time of the day to bond while eating good food around the table. So if you’ve been missing out on this experience, PLEASE, try to have a meal together (whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, what ever works best for your family’s schedule). [Read more…]
Parents always want to raise a confident and happy daughter… but how do we go about that? Are there things we can do or say to help establish a girls high self-esteem? of course! Here is a crash course on how to lead your daughter in the right path of loving herself… [Read more…]
What Is Anger And How Do We Control It?
How do we, as adults, begin to discuss emotions to children in a way they can understand? Anger is a difficult emotion to process and wind down from, especially for children. They know they feel anger, but may not be able to understand why they feel the way they do, or how to handle such a big feeling. It is our job as adults to talk them through emotions and educate them about what actually happens to their bodies and mind. The video “Just Breathe” is an excellent video that your kids can watch to get a [Read more…]
What Kind Of Parent Are You” (Quiz & Facts!)
Which type of parent are you? there are three categories a parent can fit under: Authoritarian -this is a parents-know-best approach that emphasizes obedience, children MUST do as I say!; Permissive -which provides few behavioral guidelines because parents don’t want to upset their children… The children are in charge!; and Authoritative -which blends a caring tone with structure and consistent limit-setting, the healthiest approach to raising children! [Read more…]
Whatever happened to letting kids be a little disappointed and having them learn how to cope with that feeling? Or even more important… how to be happy for others who have received an award for their hard work. [Read more…]
Most of the time my kids are sweet and loving… but just like most families we all deal with a little back talk from time to time. It’s kids pushing their boundaries and testing their parents, which is part of growing up and their development. But I think we can agree that certain things we can live without, like Back Talk!
As a mom, I like to research and talk to other moms to gain as much advice on home life, as possible. I would love to share some helpful tips to put an end to back talk in a respectful way.
Why Not Learn A New Language As A Family?
It will not only help with bonding time, but it will be easy to practice together as a group. There are many languages to choose from, as well as many resources out there to learn from. I have embedded a Utube video “Learn French With Alexa Polidoro”… she is quite good, and has many lessons. [Read more…]
Get your kids Involved!
The benefits are huge for children to become involved in any activity from music to sports, chess, karate, or art (the list goes on, so many activities to choose from…) Get them involved in an activity of their choice and they may stick with it well into their adult life… And guess what?! it benefits the parents as well! Be social, make friends, and learn valuable lessons while having fun. [Read more…]