Schoolyard Bullying: 7 High Tech Solutions

Schoolyard Bullying: 7 High Tech Solutions

While the internet may have made it easier to bully from a distance, it doesn’t have to be this way. Technology is just a tool — and one that can be harnessed to do the exact opposite: to put an end to bullying. The seven apps listed below have been designed to fight bullying. Created… Read more

Tips for Teaching Children Valuable Lessons With Actions

Tips for Teaching Children Valuable Lessons With Actions

Children learn by example, and the best way to encourage good habits is to practice your own healthy habits. It can send mixed signals if you’re trying to encourage your child to eat healthy while you don’t have a healthy diet yourself. It’s important to be a positive role model to your children so they… Read more

Why constant encouragement can help children achieve more in life

Why constant encouragement can help children achieve more in life

It’s important to demonstrate to your child that you believe in them and in what they can achieve in life. Children look to their parents for support and validation. If they show a particular talent, interest, or skill, then show interest in this in return, and encourage them to develop it. Make sure, however, not… Read more

4 Habits We Need To Change As Parents

4 Habits We Need To Change As Parents

Kids are always watching. As someone once said, “Don’t be afraid that they’re listening. Be afraid that they’re watching.” This rings true because children are a reflection of us. No matter how great the advice we throw at them, they’re going to showcase our habits and behavior patterns — whether we like them or not.… Read more

Judgment Call: Understanding the Teenage Brain

Judgment Call: Understanding the Teenage Brain

Kids do incomprehensible things: every parent knows this. Of course, that doesn’t mean our responses as parents are necessarily any more logical. Teens have a good excuse, though: their brains are at a volatile moment of development, between childhood to adulthood. Medical evidence has proven that teens are hardwired to act more on emotion, avoid… Read more

Buying Your Teen a Car: Is It Always a Good Idea?

Buying Your Teen a Car: Is It Always a Good Idea?

I can speak as somewhat of an authority on this subject because I have experienced the consequences of handing out cars with both positive and negative results. I have thus far supplied two children with vehicles which resulted in very different outcomes. My oldest child is a girl and has always been of a practical… Read more