Teach Your Child How To Be Safe In All Situations

Teach Your Child How To Be Safe In All Situations

As adults it is very important to pass safety knowledge on to our children. This is so that they know how to react when adults are not around. There are threats specific to children, such as stranger safety, and also threats to all of us such as fire, of which they must be made aware.… Read more

A Parents Map for Pot Talk With Teens

A Parents Map for Pot Talk With Teens

Talking with your kids about drugs is something that you probably dread yet you know it has to be done. What better drug to start with than marijuana – a popular drug that’s under intense debate right now in the United States. Marijuana is a subject that even President Barack Obama has been questioned about,… Read more

8 Steps to Finding the Right Nanny

8 Steps to Finding the Right Nanny

I knew we needed a nanny when we moved to the suburbs. Daycare for two kids was suddenly exorbitant. A nanny not only made sense financially, but logistically. No drop-offs with special bags and pre-made bottles. No rushing out of meetings to make the 5:30 pickup. Naps could be more regular. Food would be made… Read more

What is a New Bohemian Parent?

What is a New Bohemian Parent?

As a person and as a parent, I never thought of myself as one of a kind, but I also never thought that there were a whole lot of people out there like me. In my early 20s, for example, I took up knitting. I adore old movies and appreciate the style and manners of… Read more

Teach Your Kids the Joy of Giving Back

Teach Your Kids the Joy of Giving Back

Children learn the value of showing appreciation and giving back from the examples their parents give them. In turn, giving back is something we have learned from watching others show appreciation. Robert Cialdini, a professor emeritus of psychology at Arizona State University, explains the natural inclination to give back after you have been gifted as… Read more

Helping children through foster care

Helping children through foster care

Once the kids are grown and out of one’s house, a person may be bored and lonely and may feel like he or she needs to hear the kids once again in the house. One way of bringing back this wonderful experience is by being a foster care parent. Fostering a child who is vulnerable… Read more

Parenting 3.0: Little kids, big online trends, bad news

Parenting 3.0: Little kids, big online trends, bad news

The Internet is like the Wild West – anyone can roam around with a whole new identity, saying and doing what they want with very little accountability. The time kids spend online has recently tripled and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, said Dr. Michele Borba, and internationally recognized expert on children and bullying.… Read more

Enjoy the Now: Being Present With Your Children

Enjoy the Now: Being Present With Your Children

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. -from the Tao Te Ching, Stephen Mitchell translation One of the greatest gifts that a father can give… Read more

How to Overcome the Stresses of Bedwetting

How to Overcome the Stresses of Bedwetting

As you are drifting off into your dreams and enjoying the images of your carefree youthful days you are quickly awoken by a light tapping sound…Uh oh…you know that sound. This is the tap of a young child in need. A child facing embarrassment, discomfort, and of course exhaustion. “I had an accident.” You don’t… Read more

Homosexuality in Teenagers: How Parents Should React

Homosexuality in Teenagers: How Parents Should React

Many teenagers are forced to deal with difficult sexuality issues. Teens who realize that they are attracted to members of the same sex may not fully understand their feelings. Their feelings may cause them to worry and become confused, which can disrupt their lives. While they try to gather the courage to talk to a… Read more