Archives for October 2012

Halloween Ginger Ghouls Recipe

When you think of gingerbread cookies, you don’t usually associate them with Halloween. However, with this yummy recipe, you can put a twist on a family tradition that makes your Halloween party or event extra special. Halloween Ginger Ghoul Cookies Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons ground […]

Multiple Childhood Fears Concern Parent

Question: My son is aged 7 years old and has a lot of fears in him. He has a fear of heights, in so much as he will not climb onto a 6 foot slide in a park. He will not even sit on a swing. He is afraid of being in a swimming pool, […]

Insightful Football Coach Builds Character Through Compassion

We all want our children to develop character traits that will help them succeed in life. As parents, we do our best to guide them along the way. However, it’s also a parent’s responsibility to surround our children with good role models when possible. Sometimes these associations are by design and sometimes you just happen […]

How far will you go to protect your child’s self-esteem?

If you read news online, you may have seen talk about the dad who protected his son from bullies by wearing a skirt. If you haven’t, you can read the full story here. The short of it is this man’s 5 year old son was being bullied because he liked to wear little girl’s skirts […]

How to Diffuse a Temper Tantrum

If you haven’t experienced this, you will soon enough. All children, especially toddlers and teenagers, will have at least one temper tantrum in their lifetime (if you’re lucky). For parents, it can be a frustrating time, but you are not without help. Here are some tips to diffuse a temper tantrum and keep tempers cool. […]

8 Common Childhood Fears and How to Soothe Them

It is common for children to be afraid of things. In fact, young children are afraid of a lot of things, at least initially. There are a number of common fears children have depending upon their age. What you want to do is identify  the things your child is afraid of and sooth the fears. […]

Five Common Parenting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Let’s face it – children don’t come with instruction booklets. What they do come with is years of experience from those who have done it before. Utilizing the advice and assistance of experienced professionals and other parents can help you avoid the most common parenting mistakes. No one wants to admit that they are a […]

Five Manners Kids Should Know and Use

Everyone wants a well-mannered child. But, what do they need to know for this to happen? Below are five manners that every child needs to cultivate in their life. Parents have so many responsibilities. Two of them are to teach their child right from wrong and how to act. It’s the latter that has parents […]

Cool Children Bedroom Ideas

Are you thinking of getting your children their own bedroom? For the young ones, the bedroom is one of the most important places in the world. It is the place they ran into whenever school and peers have put too much stress for them to handle. Not only does it makes them feel safe whenever […]

8 Fall Family Activities

As summer comes to an end and with schools back in session, chances are your life is settling back into a routine. While the fall season seems to be a time to relax, it doesn’t you and your family cannot enjoy the great outdoors. Here are eight fall activities that the whole family can enjoy. […]