Why do kids need routines?

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Kids need routines because when they have them it helps them lead a successful life. Routines bring order to the chaos which is everyone’s to-do list. They help you remain calm and accomplish tasks. Therefore, it is beneficial for parents to teach this life skill to their children. It is also beneficial to model the … Read moreWhy do kids need routines?

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 more5 Things to Do to Help Your Teen Have an Active Summer

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

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 moreBook Review: Parenting Without Power Struggles

Teens and Cell Phones: Set the Rules for Cell Phone Use

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Cell phones are more than just a phone to a teenager. They are their link to the friends, status, and world. They use them to connect with friends, read, do homework, shop, play games, find out what time practice is, talk to their sibling at college, etc. To parents, it seems like there is really … Read moreTeens and Cell Phones: Set the Rules for Cell Phone Use

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 moreTeach Your Child To Be Grateful

So your tween wants to date, huh?

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Dating has different meanings for different ages of teenagers. For tweens, it means learning to understand the rules of relationships, curiosity and dealing with peers. While this can be a trying time for parents, especially if the topic of dating comes up unexpectedly, it is a normal aspect of today’s teen social development. No, that … Read moreSo your tween wants to date, huh?

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