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

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