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Words Hurt

Words Hurt

Giving Kids the Tools to be Confident and to Stand Up for Themselves “Sticks and stones break my bones but words will never hurt me” is a saying that has been used forever, right. But words hurt, so how can we teach our children to respond confidently? Giving kids the...

What, Why, and How of Quality Family Time

What, Why, and How of Quality Family Time

You Can Make It Work! We’ve all heard about the importance of quality family time. And finding time to make quality family time happen may seem like another thing on the growing “to do” list. What is quality family time? Why is it so important? Are there ways we can...

Trauma In Children:  How Can A Parent Help?

Trauma In Children: How Can A Parent Help?

Trauma is the emotional response to a terrible event.  It is a perceived threat to your own physical well being or someone important in your life. It can cause a sense of terror or helplessness, which can overwhelm a child.  So how can a parent help a child...

Teaching Your Child Problem Solving Skills

Teaching Your Child Problem Solving Skills

Steps To Success. Are your children good at solving their own problems? Or do they run to you whenever something doesn’t go their way? Learning to problem solve is an important life skill. We owe it to our children to prepare them for a life time of successful problem...

Six Reasons School Is Tough This Year

Six Reasons School Is Tough This Year

And What Parents Can Do About It. Yep, school is tough this year. We all thought things would get back to normal, but that didn’t happen. Whether your kids are struggling academically, socially, or emotionally, you are feeling stressed. Let’s take a look at why this...

Life On Four Wheels

Life On Four Wheels

Fun Car stories Guest post contributed by Gwen Rockwood. Gwen is a mom to three great kids, wife to one cool guy, a newspaper columnist and co-owner of nwaMotherlode.com.  I’m writing today’s column on a laptop wedged between my belly button and the steering...

Character Education: Who, What, Why?

Character Education: Who, What, Why?

Character Education Do you want your child to grow up to be a “good person?” Of course you do. The learning of certain character traits benefits children throughout their entire life. Character Education is based on the common attitudes and behaviors that people deem...