Cyberbullying and Teens – The Basics for Parents

Cyberbullying has increased. To effectively stop cyberbullying, it is important not only to know what it is, but also how it presents itself, and the possible effects. Awareness is the key to preventing any occurrences and ensuring that your children do not become victims. What is considered cyberbullying can vary. Essentially, cyberbullying occurs when a […]

Bad Feeling Child is Lying – No Proof

Parents have amazing intuition when it comes to their children. We tend to get a little niggling feeling, especially when something is wrong. As much as we’d like to think that we are always on target , we are human and our radar can be off. During these “uncertain” times, deciding what to do can […]

How Grandparents Share Wisdom and Experience

You’re probably familiar with the stereotypical image of the grandparent lecturing his or her grandchild about the “good old days.” Of course, the grandchild is bored with the discussion. It’s true that kids tend to ignore, moralizing lectures. But they do benefit from the wisdom, guidance, and experience of their grandparents. Studies have even shown […]

Roles Grandparents Play in Today’s Family

Everyone’s family situation is a bit different, and the role of grandparents varies from family to family. Grandparents have their own style of grandparenting, and family dynamics can run the gamut from grandparent-friendly to quite distant (sometimes literally, as many grandparents are hundreds if not thousands of miles away from their grandkids). Regardless of your […]

How to Talk to Grandchildren – Breaking the Ice

There can certainly be awkward moments when trying to warm up to your grandchildren, especially if you don’t see them very often. How do you start a conversation? Kids don’t often want to talk about the same things that adults do. Here are some tips on breaking the ice, and how to talk to your […]

Grandparents Parenting Again: Raising Emotionally Healthy Grandchildren

The number of children under the age of 18 who are living with their grandparents has grown tremendously during the last decade. More and more grandparents find themselves raising their grandkids for a host of reasons. Sometimes, the reasons involve difficult emotional situations and needs. There may not be a lot of help out there […]

Keeping Dad Involved in Parenting Teen

Dad, does the thought of getting involved in your teen’s life scare you? As a father, do you think that maybe you should just back off and let your teen child have his or her independence? It’s true that teens are exploring their independence and may seem to shut you out, but research indicates that […]

Keep Kids Connected with Friends During the Summer

Childhood friendships can help define who we will become as adults. That may seem like a strong statement, but it is often true. And, since these friendships are so meaningful, parents will want to do what they can to keep their kids connected with their friends during the summer months. Get together Before the end […]

Characteristics of Strong Single Parenting Families

If you are a single parent, you may not think it’s possible to have a strong family or even be a real family at all. But that’s simply not true! Single-parent families are “real” families. You can foster characteristics of strong family life that results in a healthy family dynamic. Find out what characteristics make […]

Single Parenting Overcoming Guilt

It’s unfortunate, but sometimes guilt can play a part in your single parenting. Regardless of your circumstances, it’s only natural to feel some guilt about your situation. But most of the time, that guilt is misplaced. If you’re single parenting, overcoming guilt of is a great way to feel better about yourself, your life and […]