Children

Since boys and girls do not come with manuals, check out this sound and quality advice about raising children.

4 Ways to Help Young Children Cope With the Loss of a Family Member

When a family member dies, either unexpectedly or after a long illness, the emotions that reverberate through the family are intense and varied. People cope with loss in many different ways, and experts say...

Who’s the Boss in Your Family – Mom, Dad or the Kids

In the business world, you have a CEO, CFO, Marketing Director, Sales managers, human resource officers and a host of assistants and lackey personnel to do the grunt work. This pecking order is essential...

The Importance of Family

As I held my sobbing daughter tightly all I could say to soothe her was, “you have your family, you'll always have your family'”. She'd just come inside from playing with the neighborhood girls...

Why Parents Should Not Spoil Children

If you've ever watched MTV's reality television series “Sweet 16,” in which every episode features a different teenager's elaborate party preparations for his or her 16th birthday party, or the more well-known “Nanny 911”...

Sorry Kids, I’m Not a Short Order Cook

The most dreaded question that can be asked of me on any given day is, “Mom!! What’s for dinner?” I literally shudder when my I hear my daughters’ loud, squeaky voices shout this inquiry...

Periods, Kool-Aid and Pre-Teen Daughters

If you thought your period was bad, just wait until your daughter gets hers! I can remember when my kids were little and we would squish into a small bathroom stall together at a restaurant...

The Importance of Praising a Child – Help Build Their Self Esteem

In this world of soft parenting, it is curious that we would have to be reminded about the importance of praising a child. While children today often have less consequences and more stuff to...

You’re Not the Boss Of Me – Is Your Child Being Defiant

Around the age of two (sometimes earlier), something strange begins to quickly develop with your children. That ‘something’ comes in the form of surprising wave of willfulness and stubbornness that rapidly becomes part of...

Why Children Lie – Because they Don’t Want to Get in Trouble

Although I can’t remember my teachers name from first grade or who my best friend was, I can vividly remember the first real lie I told to my parents. I came home one day...

Who Makes the Best Parent – Mom or Dad?

One of the most delightful books is one written by Laura Numeroff, entitled, What Mommies Do Best. Perhaps one of the best things about the book is that a small child can simply turn...