Tag: Parenting

3 Tips for Raising Kind, Resilient Kids

Behavior - Family

At the start of school, we gave each of our boys a family picture, an eraser shaped like an ear (an EARaser!), and pencils labeled with our hopes for the year ahead.  For our youngest, on his way to kindergarten where he’ll learn to read and write, a cheeky “Leo the Literate.” And for our… Read more

How to Talk to Your Kids About 9/11

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I recently heard a teenager say she loved attending the 9/11 memorial service in our town because she “loves history”. I almost laughed because Tuesday, September 11, 2001, doesn’t seem like history to me. It seems like yesterday. I wonder if my grandmother, born in 1930 would have laughed if I told her Pearl Harbor… Read more

Parenting Styles in Balance: How to Be Firm and Friendly

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Do you struggle to find balance in parenting? We’re unpacking three parenting styles —authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative —to help you find the sweet spot. . . . . . . . . . . I remember watching my niece, at just over a year old, sit at the kitchen table and color quietly. Pregnant with… Read more

25 Random Acts of Kindness to Spread Love Today

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In today’s world it is so easy to get bogged down by the negativity we see in our day-to-day lives. From the media focusing on the bad things happening around us to bullying in our schools to the unhappy person standing next to us in the grocery line, one thing is abundantly clear: We need… Read more

More than Mealtime: 10 Alternative Ways to Connect With Your Kids

Inner child - Family

We all know the value of families eating dinner together: a sense of camaraderie develops when we share good food and good conversation with the people we love.   If you’re like me, reminders like this one give you a bit of a guilty conscience. After all, between sports, extracurriculars, church, and work obligations, it can… Read more