Parenting 101

Tips for Working Moms


As a working mother, life can often feel like a balancing act. You have to stay on top of your career and your work responsibilities, and you also need to support your kids and spend quality time with them. They won’t be little forever! If you’ve been struggling to wear “mom” and “employee” hats [...]

Tips for Working Moms2020-11-12T20:29:50+00:00

Expressing Empathy


Knowing the right ways to show empathy and compassion can serve as useful emotional tools for parents.  The definition of empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others, while compassion is described as sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Just because you are not going through [...]

Expressing Empathy2020-11-06T00:21:38+00:00

Tricks and Treats of Parenting


Happy Halloween! This holiday is sure to be filled with fun tricks and tasty treats, along with lots of pumpkins, witches, and black cats. From trick-or-treating to bobbing for apples, there are so many fun ways to celebrate. Here’s a really unique approach: Take a little time to reflect on the tricks and treats [...]

Tricks and Treats of Parenting2020-10-30T19:12:57+00:00

Learning Better and Faster


The key to learning is first learning how. When we talk about education — whether our own, our children’s or other people’s — we talk a lot about the importance of learning. We talk surprisingly little, though, about how to learn. We fail to address the reasons why learning is hard or wonder if there are things we [...]

Learning Better and Faster2020-10-19T20:47:00+00:00

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 Parenting2020-10-19T20:31:49+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 Time2020-10-16T19:50:36+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