As the back-to-school season kicks into high gear, so does the homework, studying time and of course, tests. For many kids, test-taking can be an uneasy experience that takes a little bit more academic and emotional preparation. To ensure students are on the right track, experts agree, it is more important than ever for parents to work with teachers and family members to help … [Read more...] about Help Your Kid Do Better on Tests!
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Part of creating happiness for me is finding ways to liven things up. In many ways being a stay at home Mom is anything but boring. There is constant entertainment and A LOT of laughs. Something is always going on. Even still sometimes it IS boring.Rearrange Furniture I spend a lot of time at home looking at the same walls, so I’m always searching … [Read more...] about Liven Things Up
Homemade pizza usually does not taste as good as the pie you get at a local pizzeria. Pizza made at home typically has two factors working against it. A home oven simply does not get as hot as a wood oven at a pizzeria, and the dough used by home cooks usually is not prepared properly. To get a light, crispy pizza crust, you need to make the dough correctly. Use bread flour … [Read more...] about How to Make a Hand-Thrown Pizza
We all want assertive kids. We all want polite kids. We all want kids with great self esteem and a high confidence level. I am sure no one is on the fence here. Where the lines get blurred, is how to raise an assertive child, to teach them to get their needs met, without being obnoxious and rude. I know an assertive kid who totally comes off as rude and obnoxious, but he … [Read more...] about Your Kids & The Line Between Being Assertive and Rude