5 Things to Do to Help Your Teen Have an Active Summer

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Parents who want their teenagers to grow up to be a successful young adult know that they should strive to motive their teens to do active things over the summer instead of looking at this time of year as a long vacation. But knowing this and being able to successfully motivate their teens are two … Read more

Explain What Real Gratitude Is to Your Kids and Teens to Help Them Understand What It Means to Be Grateful

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Teaching kids to be grateful may at first seem like a ‘Leave it to Beaver‘ daydream of the 50’s and 60’s. But an article in the Wall Street Journal has pointed out what successful parents have always understood about gratitude, even when that understanding wasn’t always conscience. Acts of gratitude are as beneficial to the … Read more

Book Review: Parenting Without Power Struggles

In the book, Parenting Without Power Struggles, parents will find actionable suggestions that are doable today. The author, Susan Stiffelman, will give you a new perspective into what is really going on between you and your children when faced with a dissenting issue like homework or meltdowns. Then, she goes one step further and gives … Read more

Teach Your Child To Be Grateful

Thankfulness Has Its Perks Children who recognize what they have and are grateful for it are more satisfied, optimistic and happier. They have better attitudes toward their family and school. Plus, knowing how to be grateful and show their thankfulness provides a greater understanding and sensitivity of the people around them and their relationships to … Read more