How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Artist

Although talent may be present at birth, you can nurture your child’s love of art for their maximum benefit. What are some things you can do to encourage and support your budding artist? Here are a few suggestions.

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Chef

It’s important to encourage and support your budding chef with age appropriate activities and information. How can you encourage them, especially if you aren’t a stellar cook? Here are a few ideas…

Simple Steps For The Perfect Kids Pool Party

Last summer I hosted a pool party for my kids – it was my first one, and I was surprised at how easy it was. I just had to make sure to check off a few items – mostly the ones you’d think of for a party on land. Here are the simple things I […]

Help Child Develop Sportsmanship

After having fun and keeping fit, one of the most important reasons to play a sport is to develop good sportsmanship. How can you help your child develop good sportsmanship? Here are a few ideas. Keep in mind that teaching these skills, attitudes, and behaviors takes time, practice, role models – positive and negative as […]

Teach Kids and Preschoolers to Call for Help

Teaching your children to call for help can be tricky. Since it is so important, we have some tips to help you, whether you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver. You want to teach them not only how to call for help but also when it’s appropriate to do so. Police and firefighters are called […]

Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Your Teen Athlete

Each year there are famous athletes that are paraded across the news for using performance-enhancing drugs. Unfortunately, there are so many young athletes that look up to them. Many follow in their idol’s footsteps and begin using these drugs as well. When it comes to performance-enhancing drugs and your teen athlete, you want to talk […]

Dental Care Tips for Children – Birth to 6 Years

Dentists recommend adults stop by for a check-up twice a year. What about kids? Even though they start out with no teeth and end up losing their baby teeth, dental care is critical for children. Laying a solid foundation of dental care can prevent cavities, acid erosion, tooth decay, gum disease and a whole host […]

Tough Love – Parenting Teens (and Helping Loved Ones)

The term tough love may not be all that familiar these days. Many years ago, the term tough love indicated a need for an individual to exude a stern, firm, and sometimes harsh demeanor toward a loved one. Was this so that the individual could be abusive? Most certainly not – tough love has the […]

Teens: Steroids and Sports

Sports are the lifeblood of most high schools. Parents, students and the athletes themselves get behind their favorite teams. Additionally, talent on the field can translate into scholarship money for students who really need it. But, how good do you have to be? Adult athletes are not the only ones who are affected by the […]

Eight Tips for Parents of Risk-Taking Teenagers

Some people think risk taking is normal for teens as a way to learn about themselves and gain their own identity. Unfortunately, some risk taking can be detrimental to your teen’s life including, but not limited to, using drugs, drinking and driving, or having unprotected premarital sex. While teens may be more likely to exhibit […]