10 Tips for Raising Successful Achievers

10 Tips for Raising Successful Achievers

Do your children know how to set goals and follow through? Experts say the best age range to learn goal-setting is between 7 and 12. It’s never too early (or too late) to set new goals and ACHIEVE them — for children or parents. Focusing on goals and laying the groundwork for reaching them is […]

Parenting Book Review: ’30 Days of Sex Talks’

Parenting Book Review: ’30 Days of Sex Talks’

Since sex is a major influence in our culture, children tend to form their own opinions, whether influenced by parents and information OR media, myths, and misinformation. That’s why it’s up to us to step up and start having real talks with our kids about real issues concerning sex, gender identity, body image, and all […]

Health Tip: Feed Your Family More Figs!

Health Tip: Feed Your Family More Figs!

Sweet, neat, and easy to eat, add beautiful and delicious figs to your family’s diet for a healthy burst of flavor and variety! According to the World’s Healthiest Foods, figs provide an excellent source of nutrition and they can boost your family’s health in so many ways! Health Benefits of Figs Figs are a sumptuous […]

Navigating the Half-Million+ Parenting Decisions from Birth to 18

Navigating the Half-Million+ Parenting Decisions from Birth to 18

From kids “yogurt-skiing” in the kitchen to the sometimes “chainsaw reactions” of parents, early childhood and family mental health clinician Gail Rafferty discusses the formidable, profound, and funny adventures of parenting in the video below. Did you know that “Any parent . . . on any given day is making about a 100 small or […]

Calm, Effective Discipline for Kids Who Don’t Listen

Calm, Effective Discipline for Kids Who Don’t Listen

A common frustration among parents is kids who don’t listen. There are a number of reasons why a child may struggle with listening: testing boundaries, ineffective communication, challenging authority, undiagnosed speech-language disorder, distractions, and so on. Today, our focus is on children who don’t listen because they’re challenging authority. In the video below, clinical psychologist […]

7 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

7 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

The ancient Mayan word for strength is “chia.” Both the Aztecs and Maya treasured chia seeds as a superfood long before modern civilization coined the term. Now we, too, can benefit from nutrient-rich, energizing chia seeds, or Salvia Hispanica. Here are seven healthy reasons to get your chia on! Health Benefits and Uses of Chia […]

Tips for Raising Happy Little Readers

Tips for Raising Happy Little Readers

Did you know that you can boost your child’s future annual earning potential by $50K for each year you read with him or her during the formative years? In addition, early literacy has been linked to future academic success. And what little one doesn’t love to curl up with a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle […]