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 […]
No two children learn the same way. Parents of more than one child quickly realize this when the tactics that worked to teach the first child sometimes fall flat when implemented on the second. While not all children have the same natural learning strengths as each other, there are ways parents can encourage several types […]
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 […]
Did you know children spend an average of seven hours a day on media devices? And did you know it’s a myth that technology hinders social interaction? Here are the myths and facts, pros and cons, studies and stats of, and tips for children’s media device usage.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Did you know that more than half of your bodyweight is water? Another fun fact: The “drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day” rule is not true. It should be “drink eight 8-ounce glasses of liquids total per day” (Mayo Clinic). Here are 8 more excellent water facts . . . knowledge you can use to improve your health today plus a bonus at the end!