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 […]

6 Tips for Truly Tuning in to Your Child

6 Tips for Truly Tuning in to Your Child

What do children want? Oh, they may demand a multitude of things on the regular, but what are they not saying? In this video, author and parenting expert Nikki Bush shares these six insightful tips for truly tuning in to your child: How To . . . recognize what your child wants and needs; teach […]

14 Pinworthy Parenting and Life Quotes

14 Pinworthy Parenting and Life Quotes

14 must-share parenting and life quotes from comedians, writers, parenting experts, and tuned in parents like you! And each picture quote comes with a resource link to parenting topics like baby sleep tips, inspiring stories of triumph over family crises, parenting humor, and more! Dig in! We’re always looking to feature more tips, true stories, […]

Tip Jar Top Picks: Parenting Quotes, Tips, and Real Kid Quips!

Tip Jar Top Picks: Parenting Quotes, Tips, and Real Kid Quips!

It’s tip jar time again! We’ve got the best quotes, pics, real kid quips, and parenting tips shared via the “tip jar” and our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages! Enjoy! Raising happy children . . . This will cure that working parent guilt! Now, this makes salubrious sense! Positive parenting tip that works for […]

Showing Kids the Path to Success in Every Failure

Showing Kids the Path to Success in Every Failure

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” -Napoleon Hill It’s okay for kids to feel disappointment after their mistakes, failures, and oopsies. It’s not okay to shame them or expect them to repress their emotions. Processing feelings in a healthy manner is natural and necessary. […]

TiP Jar Top 10: Parenting Humor, Tips, and Real Kid Quips!

TiP Jar Top 10: Parenting Humor, Tips, and Real Kid Quips!

It’s tip jar time, featuring favorite quotes, pics, real kid quips, and parenting tips shared via the “tip jar” and our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages! Enjoy! Last, but not least, a cool tip for getting stubborn sleepers to close those peepers! There’s so much more from the tip jar — can’t wait until […]

5 Tips for Raising Safe, Fearless Kids

Whatever happened to common sense parenting? The “Child Abduction (Social Experiment)” viral video by Joey Salads is shocking . . . at first glance, as are the statistics that accompany it: over 250K children are abducted a year. Okay. That’s alarming. While the helicopter parents are buzzing in V-formation over playgrounds across North America, the […]

5 Tips to Help Kids Process Disasters Like the Nepal Earthquake

Ever feel parenting is one big pickle — caught between wanting to shelter your kids from harsh realities and preparing them for LIFE? Often these decisions are made for parents by the media and word of mouth, as in natural disasters like the Nepal earthquake, which has claimed 6,260 lives and counting (CBC News). Hit […]

Convos with Kids: Taxes and Birthday Parties

Never talk taxes with a six-year-old. That was my first mistake. Things got weird. Then again, conversations with kindergarteners can lead to random epiphanies. Kids have that effect on us sometimes. They’re cool and quirky that way. After having the above convo with my kinder, I thought, Rookie mistake. I’ve been working too hard for […]