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Nature Baby

It is early April and time to plant our garden, including a special section of the yard set aside just for her. The space has been cleared, the weeds removed and the soil loosened.

Coping with Change

Calling for a Little Peace and Quiet

Ever felt the need for a peaceful retreat if for no other reason than to collect your thoughts? Your kids might need to do the same.

Raising a Confident Child

As technology continues to rapidly shift and evolve, so do the demands of day-to-day interactions with the world and those around us. Social media and cell phones have become a permanent fixture, presenting a unique set of challenges regarding overall confidence levels, especially for our youth. Parenting in this new age is akin to sailing through uncharted waters, but there are some simple foundational rules we can work with to keep our kids on course.

Raising a Child with Cultural Intelligence

Previous generations could live their entire lives surrounded by people who looked like them and believed in the same things they did. Some people still live this way, but most of us regularly encounter others who think and live in ways that are radically different from ourselves.

Seven Steps to Help Your Kids Organize Their Rooms

As your children enter their tween and teen years, it’s natural to give them more privacy and control over their rooms. But what do you do if they are living in chaos? Many children are disorganized and messy, which makes it hard for them to function. By following these steps you can help them get organized and stay that way!

Parenting a Perfectionist

Clothes having to match. Toys arranged in neat rows. Outbursts over not being able to get a task right the first time. These behaviors can indicate to parents that they may have a perfectionist on their hands, for better or worse.

Friend or Foe:

Some stay in our lives for moments and some for years. They teach us, comfort us and influence our decisions. These people are our friends. In the formative years, children learn how to navigate friendships, how to make friends, how to cope with losing them and how to understand what a healthy friendship looks like. As children grow and develop, parents can play a role in guiding them.

The Upside of Sibling Rivalry

I’ll never forget the moment I separated my two oldest children on account of bickering and my 6-year-old looked up at me and pleaded, “Please don’t make us go to separate rooms, Mom! Arguing is how we love each other.” Immersed in a tense situation, it took everything within me to hold back from chuckling. And if that were, indeed, the case, I could rest assured they loved each other very much!

Six Life Skills Kids Need for the Future

Your 5-year-old is now 25 and looking for a job. Several of the jobs he/she will be doing haven’t even been invented yet. What life skills can you teach now to help prepare for the future?
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