How do you know your child’s camp is SAFE? Have you asked the appropriate questions that would give you confidence in the camp? When we questioned friends and family members who were sending their kids to camp, most parents - with a slight blush and timid smile - reported that their main concerns were: Will my child have friends at the camp? Expense Location … [Read more...] about 12 Questions Parents Need to Ask Their Child’s Summer Camp
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Do you assume your child’s camp is safe? Summer is approaching and suddenly your children will be in a new routine. Whether you are sending them to camp, day or overnight there are some very important questions that need to be asked before you send your children out the door. Do you assume the camp you chose for your kids will be safe? Have you asked the appropriate … [Read more...] about Do You Assume Your Child’s Camp is Safe?
Sleep training is a hotly debated topic. Advocates and opponents have set up camps on two opposing sides of the sleep training divide with seemingly no middle ground. Proponents of sleep training argue that it does not harm the child and has benefits for the child and family. Opponents say that “cry-it-out” techniques are cruel to children and cause long-term problems. … [Read more...] about Sleep Training: The Myths and Facts
When you first had sex, did you tell your parents? Either parent? BOTH of them? In my case, being a 70s child, I never discussed sexuality (my own or others) with my mother or father. After I had three kids in my 30s, I assume they figured out I knew what to do between the sheets. But the subject continued to be an unexplored, let’s say completely closed, family … [Read more...] about Should Your Kids Tell You When They Start Having Sex?
Most children feel shocked and confused when their parents tell them that they will be getting a divorce. Children of all ages will likely have many questions after the initial announcement. Here are some common questions and how to answer them in a loving, reassuring, and honest way. Remember, even if you told your children about your divorce months or years ago, you can … [Read more...] about How to Field Your Kids’ Questions About Divorce