Tween

Father’s Day Gifts the Whole Family Can Help Give

Posted June 10, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

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Father's Day is just around the corner. Here are 30 ideas for the perfect gift!

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Test Time

Posted May 5, 2017 by David James

This is the time of year when many kids are preparing for high-stakes testing. That also brings anxiety. Here's how you can help your kids cope.

6 Ways to Make Volunteering a Family Affair

Posted May 3, 2017 by David James

Our world feels pretty divided right now. That's why volunteering is an important family activity. Here's how to make it happen.

5 Things to Consider Before Giving Your Child an Allowance

Posted May 1, 2017 by David James

Should you give your child an allowance? Here are some things to consider, and how to implement it.

9 Ways to Avoid Becoming "That Parent" at Your Kid's Sports Game

Posted April 21, 2017 by Kelli Robinson

The parent misbehaving on the youth sports' sidelines. Have you met that parent? Here are some ways to avoid becoming that parent.

How to Teach Your Kids to Accept Losing

Posted April 11, 2017 by David James

Losing is part of life. Here's how to help your kids handle it.

What Our 4 Favorite Games Teach Our Kids

Posted March 21, 2017 by David James

Kids love board games. Here are a few of our favorites that teach lessons beyond having fun.

How to Help Your Kids Grieve After Losing a Family Pet

Posted March 14, 2017 by Kelli Robinson

When your family pet dies suddenly, the "normal" ways to help everyone process may not apply. Here's how to help your kids through this difficult time.

10 Life Skills Kids Should Know Before They Reach High School

Posted February 27, 2017 by Kelli Robinson

It's easy to teach a toddler certain skills than it is a 14-year-old. We're talking life skills that kids need to survive high school and beyond.

7 Ways to Let Your Kids Fail Sans Guilt

Posted February 15, 2017 by Kelli Robinson

Parents, start letting your kids experience failure when they're young. Failures as a preschooler pale in comparison to those as a young adult. Help them be equipped to handle it.

5 Reasons You Should Take Away Your Kids' Devices

Posted February 9, 2017 by Maggie Wells

After one kid lied and one kid smart mouthed a bit too far, my husband and I did the only thing we could do: We took back their phones and iPads.

The Importance of Dietary Fiber and 8 Ways to Get More

Posted February 6, 2017 by Fred Lee

Fiber is an important nutrient for optimal health, and yet it is one we tend to ignore. Here are some suggestions on how to get more in every meal.

How to Teach Your Kids to Handle Winning and Losing

Posted January 18, 2017 by David James

The art of winning and losing takes time for our kids to understand. Here are some tips to help them.

4 Ways Martin Luther King Jr.'s Teachings Can Improve Your Parenting

Posted January 16, 2017 by David James

The teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. can guide us in many ways. Here are some opportunities to incorporate his lessons into your parenting.

How to Reduce Your Child's Stress When Getting a Flu Shot

Posted December 14, 2016 by Kelli Robinson

The flu vaccine is an important tool to prevent the flu. Here are some tips to help make the flu shot appointment less stressful for you and your child.

How to Teach Your Child a to Have a Strong Work Ethic

Posted December 13, 2016 by David James

Kids need to learn a strong work ethic at an early age. Here are some ways to teach them.

10 Ways to Encourage Kids to Do Chores

Posted November 29, 2016 by Fred Lee

Chores are an important part of your children's development and can be a fun and rewarding experience for kids and parents alike.

6 Ways to Create an Environment of Gratitude in Your Home

Posted November 24, 2016 by David James

To make that Thanksgiving vibe last year all year, follow these tips to build gratitude into your daily home life.

5 Ways to Explain to Your Kids What They're Hearing on the Playground

Posted November 21, 2016 by David James

Parents have many jobs. A critical one is to translate the phrases our kids learn on the school playground.

5 Ways to Show Kids How to Combat Racism

Posted November 19, 2016 by Maggie Wells

How do we handle when our kids are racially bullied?

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