It's a sobering fact of modern life that most young couples with children are under a lot of time pressure. More often than not, both mother and father have to juggle their stressful jobs with finding enough time and energy for some home life and, particularly, time with their children. This can put a lot of strain on the family unit. One of the biggest casualties is healthy … [Read more...] about 6 Ways For Dads To Help Kids Establish Healthy Cooking Habits
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Technology has transformed our world so thoroughly that our kids cannot imagine life without gadgets. They expect to have access to these devices 24/7, but their expectations aren't always realistic. Computers, the Internet and smartphone apps can be tremendous assets to learning, but they can also be significant detractors unless parents establish clear policies for their … [Read more...] about How To Establish Clear Policies For Your Teen’s Tech Use
The American Heart Association recommends 60 minutes of daily physical activity for children. This does not have to be all at the same time -- you can split it up into several sessions. Children aren't likely to follow a typical adult's exercise schedule. Instead, you should look for activities that are fun for your child. When you form fitness habits from a young age, your … [Read more...] about How to Establish Healthy Exercise Routines in Children
THE GIFT OF GIVING – “Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others”. Barbara BushI was on the phone the other day with a girlfriend, we were chatting about the holidays when she told me the COOLEST most INSPIRING thing she was doing with her kids. I loved it!!! … [Read more...] about The Gift of Giving: Establishing humanitarian, compassion, and kindness in our children.
‘Tis the season! That’s what all the billboards, advertisements, and email subject lines are saying right about now, anyway. But ‘tis the season for what, exactly? The obvious answers are “giving” and “gathering” and “getting out the sparkly decorations.” There are presents that need purchasing and cards that need crafting; there are parties that require our presence and … [Read more...] about Ditch the Grinch and Deck the Halls