Tag Archives: parent-child communication

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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Step parenting – guidelines for happiness in a blended family

Parenting is hard, but life in blended families brings even more problematic issues all family members must face. The greatest challenges of step parenting are usually related to the issue of disciplining kids. Step parents often describe their experience as “a lot of responsibilities but none of authority”. In the beginning, life...
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