Parenting 101

Developing Skills for Mindful Parenting


Parents have a lot to handle these days. Here are some methods for staying sane when things get real. Becoming a parent and having the opportunity to raise a little one of your own is one of the best gifts that life has to offer. Still, as beautiful as the experience is, there’s a [...]

Developing Skills for Mindful Parenting2020-09-04T18:49:45+00:00

Building Emotional Agility


Reframe how you and your children process feelings to help develop healthy emotional agility. Many people approach their emotional well-being as a zero-sum game. They get it into their heads that the goal is never to feel bad, ever. No bad days, no frustrations, no negative thoughts. If they feel anger, sadness or anxiety at [...]

Building Emotional Agility2020-09-04T17:57:11+00:00

Key Strategies to Help Your Child Transition Back to School During a Pandemic


Change is hard for all of us. Since the onset of COVID-19 in the spring, we have been in a constant state of flux. Families went from routines and always being on the go to sheltering-in-place in their homes. Overnight, work and education went from outside in, shifting from offices and schools to our [...]

Key Strategies to Help Your Child Transition Back to School During a Pandemic2020-08-20T20:27:49+00:00

Amazing Summer Family Activities to Try Right Now


Ah, summer. It’s the season for outdoor fun, especially if you have little ones at home. Sometimes simply playing in the yard or taking a walk around the block can be all the entertainment you need on a nice summer day. It is also fun (and often educational) to try some new summer activities. [...]

Amazing Summer Family Activities to Try Right Now2020-09-10T22:55:55+00:00

Learn How You Can Rock as a Father with These Simple Tips


Learn how you can rock as a father with these simple tips. As a father, you want what is best for your child. You know you cannot always be perfect. But you want the decisions you make, the actions you take, and the ways you treat your children to make them feel loved and [...]

Learn How You Can Rock as a Father with These Simple Tips2020-08-11T23:08:26+00:00

What No One Tells You About Motherhood – The Small Joys


Becoming a mother changes you. You are going to be devoted to your children, putting their needs before your own, and fighting fiercely to help them make their way in the world. There will be challenging times and good times. You are going to be busy. But what you may not realize is how [...]

What No One Tells You About Motherhood – The Small Joys2020-08-11T23:36:55+00:00

Parenting and Screen Time


Why Parents Should Make Screen-Time Limits a Priority. The amount of screen time in the United States has been increasing over the past five years. Data from a recent survey by the Nielsen Company, postulates that the average screen time in the United States is 10 hours and 39 minutes. This includes time spent [...]

Parenting and Screen Time2020-08-12T19:41:53+00:00

Secrets to Camp Success


What Parents Need to Know When Preparing Their Children for Camp By Anthony Cupo In recent years, there has been an increase in awareness on the need to expose children to camping activities. Exposing children to camps increases their sense of self-reliance, ambition, adventure, optimism, and self-esteem. Camps offer unique opportunities that enable children [...]

Secrets to Camp Success2020-08-11T23:51:02+00:00

What It Means to Be a SUPER PARENT in 2020


The new year offers an opportunity to refocus and reprioritize. For working parents, that means taking some time to think about your family dynamic. If 2019 was a year of challenges, confusion, or frustration, the new year is a chance to switch up your routines. You can find a better way for your family members [...]

What It Means to Be a SUPER PARENT in 20202020-08-12T19:57:43+00:00

6 Must-Have Parenting Books and Why


Like the saying goes, babies don’t come with instruction manuals. New parents are often left to figure things out for themselves, using a mix of personal experience and advice from friends and family. Even practiced parents struggle as they try to guide their children through crucial stages of development. Here are six parenting books that [...]

6 Must-Have Parenting Books and Why2020-08-11T23:50:24+00:00

How to Create Family Goals for the New Year


Are your New Year’s resolutions ready? You know goal setting helps you create the life you want. This new year, create some family goals to teach your children the value of self-discipline. The Basics of Family Goal Setting Just like your favorite professional sports team, your family needs to work together to be [...]

How to Create Family Goals for the New Year2020-08-12T17:14:09+00:00

4 Tips for Dealing with Back Talk


There’s a long-standing joke amongst parents: We wait with excitement to hear their first words. A few short months after, we will do almost anything for a little silence. Happy childish chatter might make it hard to think, but it’s one of the many things that makes sharing time with your child sweet. What happens [...]

4 Tips for Dealing with Back Talk2020-09-18T17:06:29+00:00