Like a lot of families, our summer vacation plans were canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to the days when we can travel again. When we are able, our next vacation will be a home exchange. We got started home exchanging three years ago, and now, it's our favorite way to vacation! So far, we have swapped homes with families in Copenhagen, Ottawa, and Barcelona. … [Read more...] about Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation
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The following is a list of things you can do to make your children's lives easier after a divorce. Read these tips as reminders of what you and your co-parent should be doing to ease the stress of divorce on your children. Remember that the reason why you should do these things is that if you don't your children will join the ranks of those who become emotionally hurt by the … [Read more...] about 101 Ways to Make a Difficult Divorce Easier on Your Children
When I walked in to my daughter attempting suicide due to extreme bullying, I was horrified and heartbroken. Most of all, I was surprised and felt guilty that I had missed that anything of this magnitude was happening in her life. Bullying has been around forever, heck, I was bullied as a kid, but bullying has changed so much. Social Media has made escaping bullying nearly … [Read more...] about Is My Child Being Bullied? How Do I Help?
Keeping your children safe from child predators sounds like a scary proposition, but it doesn’t have to be. We used to teach children about “stranger danger”, but studies have shown that most sexual abuse occurs at the hands of someone known to the child. He might seem like the friendliest teacher, neighbor, uncle or coach. Unfortunately, this person, who is always showing an … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Keep Children Safe from Sexual Abuse
Every 107 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. According to rainn.org 1 in 6 women will or have been victims of rape. 3% of American men have been victims of sexual assault as well. 15% of victims are children under the age of 12. 38% of rapes were committed by someone the victim knew, and possibly even felt safe with, such as a friend or acquaintance. 50% of theses … [Read more...] about “No Means No” and Other Lessons To Teach Our Boys About How To Respect Women