Archives for November 2009

“Why, oh why, oh WHY?”

It’s the morning after, and most of us (at least in the US) have leftover Turkey, and some questions to usher in the upcoming New Year. First tip:  Reheat the turkey in a covered pan in the oven and serve with sautéed onions- it will taste a thousand times better than microwaved leftovers. Second tip:  […]

About The Growing Backlash Against Overparenting

On Saturday, Time Magazine was dropped through my mail slot and I glanced at the mail and was intrigued to see that the cover story was by Nancy Gibbs on the topic of “helicopter parenting”. Here’s the introduction: “Overparenting got way out of control in the past generation. But now a band of rebels is […]

How To Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Putting Your SELF in the Development of Self-Esteem By Dyan Eybergen, RN © 2009 Self-esteem is not something children are born with. Its development begins during infancy and is primarily based on the interactions children have with their parents and that those interactions are positive in nature. The development of children’s self-esteem unfolds with the […]

Here’s My Favorite Book- What’s Yours?

Winter is a my favorite time to snuggle on the recliner with a good book! If you enjoy reading and learning as half as much as I do, here are some terrific books I’ve been enjoying that you’ll want to add to your collection: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families  – This is an […]

How tonight’s dinner can change your life:

Here is a question:  Do You Eat With Your Children? Many people would say yes, and they are telling the truth: A pop-tart on the way to school, a Lunchable between piano and ball practice, a bowl of popcorn in front of a sitcom. However, if the question were just slightly different:  “Do you eat […]