Tag Archives: parent-child communication

Protecting Your Child’s Mental Health

Mental health is all over the media. We hear about anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other mental health problems, but we rarely talk about what can be done before a diagnosis to help people be as mentally and emotionally healthy as possible. Here are three ways to protect your...
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How To Help Your Child With Internet Addiction

Addiction is one of the hardest struggles of many young adult lives, and it has become sneakier than ever before. Now, addiction does not always look like drug dealers or underage drinking, it can look like something as harmless as being on the internet more often than is healthy. Here...
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What To Do When Your Child Gets Bad Grades

It happens to everyone – a child just cannot understand the material, they underestimate how much studying they need to do, or they just have a bad day at a bad time. When your child brings home bad grades, they are in a very vulnerable place that you can use...
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Helping Your Older Child Adapt to a New Baby

Adding a new baby to the family can be an exciting time! With all the preparation, from washing tiny baby clothes to readying the nursery, there is one very important part of preparation that is often overlooked: preparing your older child or children for a new baby in the family....
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Tips to a Healthy Family: Communication

You have heard it said that communication is the key to any relationship. When you were dating your spouse, you probably talked for hours on end learning more about one another. Girls nights are often spent chatting about the latest happenings in one another’s lives. The foundation to any relationship,...
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Do Positive Parenting Methods Work?

Positive parenting (also called Positive Guidance or Positive Discipline) is a parenting method and a belief that kids should be raised through positive and loving encouragement,resisting all temptations to be punitive or to punish kids with fear, shame, any form of violence etc. Does Positive Parenting work? Yes. Studies suggest...
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Tips, tricks and creative ways to get kids to eat vegetables

Most parents will confirm – getting kids to eat vegetables can be a nightmare! Hamburgers, pizza and hot dogs are so much tastier than broccoli and Brussels sprouts. However, the U.S. government’s nutrition recommendation says that basic healthy meals consist of half a plate of fruits and vegetables. It’s estimated...
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