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Raising a Confident Child

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.

February 2015
Raising a Child with Cultural Intelligence

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.

February 2015
Seven Steps to Help Your Kids Organize Their Rooms

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!

February 2015
Parenting a Perfectionist

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.

January 2015
Friend or Foe:

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.

December 2014
The Upside of Sibling Rivalry

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!

December 2014
Six Life Skills Kids Need for the Future

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?

December 2014
10 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Listening Skills

10 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Listening Skills

Focused listening is one of the most important skills your child will ever learn. Children with strong listening skills do better in school, sports, relationships and, eventually, in their careers. But many children lack this important skill, and parents are rightly concerned. What can you do?

November 2014
Crying

Crying "Bully"

Over the last few years, there has been a vast metamorphosis in the word "bully." A term that used to explain a relatively rare situation has seemingly been downgraded to describe any type of emotional discomfort a child may experience from his peers.

September 2014
Changing Over Kids’ Closets for Fall

Changing Over Kids’ Closets for Fall

Now that school is back in session, perhaps one of the items on your to-do list is going through the kids’ closets in order to prepare for the upcoming colder weather and those seemingly never ending growth spurts.

September 2014
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