It’s bad enough being a kid with helicopter parents. They can hover over your childhood and adolescence, warping the normal process of growing up, and inflicting enough damage for decades of therapy. In October 2015, the website Reddit asked readers what was the “worst or most embarrassing” thing their parents had put them through. The answers are hilarious – and chilling – and … [Read more...] about Helicopter Parents – And Their Longterm Consequences
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Could your New Year's resolution have unintended consequences for your kids? As millions of Americans resolve to lose weight, parents need to be aware that their new diet and fitness regimens could have a potentially negative outcome - triggering eating disorders or body image issues in their children. Because children often will mirror their parents, experts urge parents to … [Read more...] about Could Your Weight Loss Resolve Have Unintended Consequences?
If there is one thing a teen hates hearing, it is when you say, "Because I said so." Many parents pull out this go-to response when teens question the rules. For some teens, this response makes them even more eager to engage in the forbidden behavior. When talking to your teen about drug abuse, it is vital that you resist the urge to state that drugs are bad. Your teen will not … [Read more...] about Consequences of Teen Drug Abuse
I'm in Mexico with David and the little ones, enjoying a three-day getaway. It’s so beautiful here and just what we needed. Last night the dinner conversation with our friends was intimate, intense, and left many of us with much to think about. Everyone took their turn around the table sharing intimate childhood memories. We discussed and … [Read more...] about Consequences
10 Big Time Savers for Working - Homeschooling - Online Schooling Moms By trying these life hacks you can give yourself a few extra hours a day and less stress. Hey Mama’s, I’m a single, well actually solo parent of two kids and I work full time in a high-stress career where burnout is a real thing. It seems like working moms are bearing the brunt of this pandemic. As if … [Read more...] about 10 Big Time Savers For Moms