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Teaching kids gratitute

November 19, 2015 Teaching kids about gratitude is something we can do as parents every day. A simple way to start is by simply teaching them to say “please” and “thank you.” Good manners and gratefulness overlap. more »»

Get kids involved

October 15, 2015 The benefits of youth participating in extracurricular activities after school are enormous. more »»

How to encourage child’s friendships

September 10, 2015 School has already begun. Perhaps over the summer, your child got together with their friends on Facebook instead of face-to-face. Your child may have 1000 Facebook friends, but no real friends. more »»

Great news about homesickness

May 26, 2015 That’s right . . . there’s great news about homesickness! For starters, you should know that: Homesickness (or “missing home”) is normal. more »»

Moms need mom friends

May 26, 2015 When you were in college, you may have gone through a season of your life where you had as many guy friends as girlfriends. It may have been easier, less drama and better parties. more »»

Teens and Cyber Safety

May 12, 2015 Most teenagers today know more about technology than their parents. Teens spend an estimated 7.5 hours a day online. They have never known a world without Interne. more »»

Conflict resolution with IEPs

April 13, 2015 Conflict is difficult and we can’t always avoid it, especially when it’s over something as valuable as ensuring your child’s needs are being met. more »»

Home food preservation

April 13, 2015 Spring is now upon us and Earth Day is just around the corner. In 1970, the very first Earth Day was observed with the goal of promoting a healthy and sustainable Americ. more »»

Inclusion: Everyone together

April 13, 2015 Everyone needs and wants to be included. We all want to belong and feel welcomed and a part of something bigger. more »»

Play auditions

April 6, 2015 Mid-Ohio Valley high school and early college aged young adults are invited to audition on April 11 and 12 for the local Theatre de Jeunesse free theatre arts program’s July production of the comedy... more »»

Replacing ‘entitlement’ in praise and creating self-respect

March 12, 2015 No matter where you are, if little ones are around, it won’t take long before you’ll hear “You’re so smart,” “You’re so pretty,” as well as, “You’re the best on the team. more »»

ATV safety

February 12, 2015 ATV accidents are preventable. more »»

A new kid in 5 days?

February 12, 2015 A friend had put the book “Have a New Kid by Friday” by Dr. Kevin Leman on her wishlist, and the bold promise of a “new child” in just 5 days intrigued me, so I decided to give it a try. more »»

6 ways a hug a day keeps illness away

February 12, 2015 New research suggests that prevention of infections and reducing stress-related illness might be as simple as a hug from a trusted person. more »»

Teach your teens about safe listening practices

February 12, 2015 Keeping our kids safe is a worry for every parent. We often forget about one important safety tip for our children —noise safety. more »»

10 parent do-overs for 2015

January 19, 2015 When my first daughter was six and my youngest was two, I came to a realization that helped me parent in a much different fashion. more »»

Make healthier choices at holidays

December 11, 2014 Last year, at a visit with our family’s pediatrician, I was shocked to hear her tell my 4-year-old daughter, Amelia, that her BMI (body mass index) was too high and that she needed to start making... more »»

25 ways to stay upbeat

December 11, 2014 Have you ever wondered where the good times have gone? Do you find yourself in the grocery store line listening to customers lament on the world’s problems? Do you run in to pick up your dry cleanin... more »»

Stress and the holidays

December 11, 2014 The words stress and holidays almost seem cliche. more »»

Reframing our daily frustrations

November 14, 2014 “Reframing” is a technique used in counseling to assist a person in viewing a situation, person or relationship in a different way by changing its meaning. more »»



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