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7 Easy Table Manners Every Kid Should Know

7 Easy Table Manners Every Kid Should Know

By Lisa Edwards, Parent Coach With any large celebration or holiday, you may find yourself, with your children seated around a large dinner table surrounded by friends and family.  This is a happy time, and you want to make sure that your children are using their...

Make “Yes Day” A New Family Tradition

Make “Yes Day” A New Family Tradition

Ever Heard of Yes Day? A few years ago, a colleague gave me the book, Yes Day by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld.  As I read the story about a young child who has a “yes day” once every year that her parents cannot say no to her wishes, my children...

Why Are My Kids So Different?

Why Are My Kids So Different?

By Dr. Kim Grengs, Parent Coach Do you ever wonder why your children are so different, but have the same biological parents?  I do! I have three children, the youngest is 18 and the oldest is 23; two boys and a girl- she is the oldest. They are all so different...

Should Kids Help In the Kitchen?

Should Kids Help In the Kitchen?

By Lisa Edwards, Parent Coach Have you ever tried having your kids help you in the kitchen and it turns into a disaster?  That has happened to me too many times. Then I started reflecting on my role in the disaster.  It was always too easy as a mom to blame...

I Lost My Child, And It Was Terrifying!

I Lost My Child, And It Was Terrifying!

By Dr. Kim Grengs, Parent Coach If you have lost your child, feel comforted that you are not alone! This is my story of how I lost my 3 year old son in a public place. I also share tips to help prevent this from happening to you. My Story Of How I Lost My Child I have...

Should My Kids Do Chores?

Should My Kids Do Chores?

By Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach Family chores are a controversial topic. Parents can’t seem to agree on the best practices for engaging their children in helping around the house. We’ve all heard the saying “Back in my day, kids had chores around the house!” What was...

Boxing Your Way Out Of Sibling Rivalry

Boxing Your Way Out Of Sibling Rivalry

By Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach Sibling rivalry is an unavoidable reality in family life. I grew up in a family of 8 siblings and we were masters at rivalry! My brothers used to “manage” my sister and I as we put on kid-sized boxing gloves and used the front entry of...

Kids Are Back In School, Now What?

Kids Are Back In School, Now What?

It is an exciting day.  New shoes are tied, backpacks are zipped and your child’s name is written on all the school supplies.  The kids are back in school. Everyone is “nervous-cited”. Our family made this word up for situations that we are nervous, yet...

Is a Family Meal Really That Important?

Is a Family Meal Really That Important?

by Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach Eating a meal together with your family is a universal experience. In fact, many TV shows and movies have used the family dinner as a scene to create comedy and drama (The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Seinfeld and The Office -...