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When perfection, homework collide

March 5, 2012 Does your child erase and redo homework over and over again until it’s just right? Is anything less than 100 percent not good enough? Welcome to the world of perfectionism, where unrealistic... more »»

Teaching healthy eating lifestyles

January 30, 2012 As the new year evolves into just another turn of the calendar, messages from commercials, pop-ups and newspaper advertisements tell us to get in shape, lose weight and design a healthier diet of... more »»

Tips to keep kids safe inside, outside cars

January 30, 2012 Parents help children learn how to be safe around cars. Teach the following rules to prevent car-related injuries while children are in your care. more »»

Indoor activities for you and your child

January 30, 2012 It is a cold, rainy day . . . or school is canceled due to snowy conditions . . . or 105-degree weather outside is beyond enjoyable. more »»

Putting the time back in quality time

January 30, 2012 My generation came up with a term to assuage the guilt of breaking up a family. We divorced our partners and then told our children we would be spending quality time with them. more »»

Childhood obesity intervention - good or bad?

January 30, 2012 I was asked recently to be an expert for an HLN story involving an 8-year-old boy in Ohio. This boy is morbidly obese tipping the scales at 218 pounds. more »»

Making educated decision on vaccines

January 3, 2012 Every parent today has questions about vaccines. more »»

Teaching time management

January 3, 2012 Everyone makes them…few keep them. Lots will be said and written this month about resolutions, with many of them designed to get more time and to do more with the time we have. more »»

Gift for Kids

December 6, 2011 This adorable Soft Kitty plush toy will be a hit with both young ones and grown-up. more »»

Dealing with Divorce

December 6, 2011 “It’s all your FAULT!” “Whose FAULT is it?” “Not my FAULT!” These phrases are tag lines in the blame game that is sometimes divorce, and the child or children become enmeshed in the game as it play... more »»

5 Solutions to de-stress

December 6, 2011 In a recent KidsHealth survey, almost 90 percent of students said they felt stress day in and day out. And when kids are stressed, their parents are as well. more »»

What If Santa Can’t Afford Christmas?

December 6, 2011 I had just turned off the evening news and was on my way to the kitchen to begin dinner when Lizzie ran up to me, grabbed my waist and with very serious eyes, looked up to me and asked me this... more »»

Pizzazz Party Planning Ideas!

November 1, 2011 Party planning has always been a favorite hobby of mine. I enjoy entertaining kids of all ages and I especially enjoy the creativity and festivities of party planning. more »»

Get homework done

November 1, 2011 Do you hear these words echoing in your ears, “Do your homeork!” or “Do you have your homework done?” or “How much homework do you have tonight?” For years, the controversy has raged... more »»

Your child’s toxic friendships

November 1, 2011 Kids don’t come with a manual and neither does parenting. For the most part, good communication gets you through the rough times and helps to divert disaster. more »»

Why is learning style so important?

November 1, 2011 Most people have a preferred way to learn. Some learn best by listening, some have to observe every step, while others have to do it to learn it. more »»

Birthdays can be about sharing

November 1, 2011 Millions of families in America go overboard on birthday celebration. more »»

Stress and kids

October 4, 2011 Like many issues we face in today’s world, there can be two sides to every subject. more »»

Tips to help your elementary schooler study

August 29, 2011 Helping your child study effectively for tests is vitally important in the elementary years. more »»

Pay for grades?

August 29, 2011 What motivates you to perform well in your job? Is it money, recognition, a pat on the back from the boss or a high-five from a co-worker? Most of us as workers would initially answer,... more »»



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