Fun and Frugal Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Frugal gifts for Father’s Day are not too hard to come by, and often, such gifts end up meaning more. If you’re looking for a way to honor your dad without spending tons of money this Father’s Day, here are some ideas that might help. Chores Dads often do a lot to help out around […]

Kabobs to Cake: Easy Recipes for Fathers Day

A meaningful way to give Dad a gift he’ll remember is to cook him something. Even small children can help in the preparation of special recipes, and older kids can cook some foods by themselves. Here are a few recipe ideas to get your started. Taco Dip This is definitely an easy recipe for kids. […]

Fathers Day Breakfast Ideas

Dad works hard to provide for his family. Father’s Day is coming up soon; below are some special stay-in-bed Father’s Day breakfast ideas you may want to consider for the man in your family’s life. Take a look and see if one or more doesn’t appeal to you. Have one of the children be a […]

Fun Activities For Father’s Day

June 16th is the day set aside to celebrate fathers. Sure, they are special and we tell them so each day, but this day is one where they get to do what they want with their loving families running the show. Here are some ideas for activities for the family to help Dad to have […]

Build Resilience with Confidence, Encouragement and Empathy

Building resilience in kids is a hot topic. Intellectually, we all want our kids to be able to cope with the challenges of every day life and of course be able to bounce back from disappointment. But when we are met with our child’s downcast face or even tears, our best intentions seem to melt […]

Raising Confident Kids Through Proper Praising Techniques

In one of my parenting classes, we spoke about the drawbacks of praising kids and the difference between evaluative praise and descriptive praise. Evaluative praise is the type of compliment that sounds good but makes most people feel pressured and uncomfortable. It does nothing to improve self-esteem. Phrases like: “You are the best!” “You are […]

What is Emotional Intelligence?

What is all this hype about emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence is the new buzzword in education and parenting. Research has shown that it is an important factor in helping our kids have healthy relationships with their spouses, friends and co-workers. Adults who are emotionally intelligent are happier and more satisfied with their lives. Kids who […]

Is Your Child Struggling In School: The Best Way To Help

I hear this so often from parent: “My son is so lazy he never does his homework. I wish he would just apply himself.” “My daughter is so smart but she does not put in any effort.” I know in a lot of these situations parents will try to persuade their kids to improve themselves […]

Simple Ways To Promote Academic Success

As parents we are always looking for ways to help our children succeed at school. But now the experts are saying we are trying too hard and we are too involved in our kid’s schoolwork. It does seem to be true, it seems as if kids are more stressed and less responsible. So can we […]

Disciplining Kids: The Secret To Avoiding Power Struggles

I listened to a 1-minute video about giving children choices. My issue with choices is when my 3- year old daughter doesn’t make a choice. I ask her calmly to make a choice. She says “NOTHING”. So I calmly say “ok, then I’ll make the choice for you”. I make the choice, and she has […]