5 Ways to Help Your Teen Daughter Feel Good About Herself

How I perceived myself during my tween/teen years can be summed up in three little words: Not. So. Great. All you have to do is look back to my childhood/teenage diaries to see exactly what I’m talking about: When I look back at family albums at pictures of myself there really wasn’t anything at all […]

5 Tips You Need To Learn For A Healthier Bedtime Routine

If you’re a parent, you’re familiar with the nightly challenge of getting your kids to go to bed, and stay there. I know it’s not easy, but you have to know it’s for their own good. Kids must get enough sleep. Otherwise, they’ll have a hard time controlling their emotions. You know how irritable and […]

7 Ways the Infant Stage Makes Me Grateful for Everyday Things

The infant stage makes us stop and marvel at the miracle of life; in a short nine months, a whole new person grows all of his or her perfect little parts and then bam: here our babies are. It’s a momentous thing, followed by a million magical moments in which we wonder how our hearts […]

How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?

Did you know – you probably do – that telling your child “eat x then you can eat y” will increase their dislike for x? And if you say “if you are good you can eat y” you will increase their liking for y? So, if we were being sensible, we would tell our children […]

14 Ways Fathers Can Help Their Kids Excel in School

Perhaps because women are busier than ever before, men are venturing into what used to be “mom” territory. They’re getting more involved in those aspects of their children’s school days that don’t involve goalposts or baseball diamonds. “If you’re a father, there are big benefits to becoming deeply entrenched in your children’s academic lives,” says […]