Conflict Resolution

Book Review: The iConnected Parent

Posted August 21, 2011 by Katrina Simeck

Throughout her first year of university, my daughter and I texted, called, emailed, Facebooked, and Skyped. After reading "The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up"...I felt like I might have done it all wrong.

Back to School With Learning Disabilities

Posted August 11, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Back to school time can be stressful for all children, particularly those with a learning disability. The new school year can bring on fears of homework, speaking in class, or being bullied. Help your child make this year her best yet.

Them’s Fightin’ Words: 7 Discipline Tactics for Strong-Willed Children

Posted August 10, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Let's face it: strong-willed children are a challenge. The sooner we realize we can't actually make them do anything, the better off we'll be. Check out these suggestions for putting good discipline into practice to get the best out of your child and your relationship with him.

Homemade Summer Fun: The June Education Roundup

Posted June 29, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

No need to make lots of trips to the water park, or buy a bunch things for your family to have fun in the sun. Help your children practice good skills and make up their own fun with these do-it-yourself projects: guaranteed to provide of enjoyment throughout the summer months.

Working Moms and Stay-at-Home Moms: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Posted May 27, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Working moms and stay-at-home moms, unite! We need a unified front to win the battle of mommy-hood. Besides, it's always much more fun to get along.

Raising Lions Book Review, Part 2: Author Feedback

Posted April 10, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

The author of Raising Lions, Joe Newman, answers some questions about his book.

Book Review: Raising Lions by Joe Newman

Posted April 9, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

A book for parents and educators of children who are strong-willed, or are diagnosed with behavior disorders, Raising Lions is a must-read.

Preparing for Disaster With Children

Posted March 30, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Have you and your children prepared for a natural disaster in your area?

School Rules vs. Early Childhood Development

Posted March 23, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Recent news about the suspension of a three-year-old has parents wondering, and people talking. Just when do school consequences go too far, and what rules are appropriate for young children in preschool and day care programs?

Top 5 Inexpensive Ideas for a Parent-Toddler Date

Posted March 7, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Getting quality time with your child becomes easier with a routine. Keeping the routine affordable will help it last. Here are the top five inexpensive toddler dates to try with your child.

How to Hold a Family Meeting

Posted February 21, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Do your children constantly need your help resolving conflicts? Are there always disagreements in your house about whose turn it is to take out the trash? Do you struggle to get your whole family together at one time? Maybe it's time to start holding regular family meetings!

A Divorced Parent's Resource Guide

Posted February 10, 2011 by Debbie Dragon

The web is full of support sites that offer information on a variety of topics related to divorce and single parenting.

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Your Child’s Development

Posted January 16, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Your child's regular checkups with the family doctor or pediatrician may be a good place to start when learning about your child's development. Use the general information here to help you ask informed questions of your child's doctor.

How to Keep the In-Laws From Becoming Outlaws

Posted November 17, 2010 by Julie Green

Blood is thicker than water. Even if you've sworn allegiance to your partner 'til death do part you, make no mistake — family will ALWAYS trump your romantic relationship, no matter how sound. So, consider these cardinal rules for keeping the in-laws sweet.

GIVEAWAY: HeartMath Game Helps Children Navigate Emotions

Posted October 31, 2010 by Lela Davidson

There's a new game in town, and it helps children navigate emotions. Enter for a chance to win a free copy!

How to Bully-Proof Your Little Girl

Posted October 27, 2010 by Lela Davidson

Important information about the reasons behind bullying, and how you can "bully-proof" your daughter at a very young age.

Help Your Kids Help Themselves

Posted October 6, 2010 by Debbie Dragon

We all want our children to grow up to be healthy, well-rounded, productive adults. To help them do this, parents must teach self-reliance from an early age.

Fostering Friendships Between Children With and Without Disabilities

Posted October 3, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

Children with and without disabilities have been given more opportunities to become friends over recent years. Here are some tips to foster such friendships and allow your child to become friends with someone who is "different."

Tips to Help Your Marriage Survive a Child With Special Needs

Posted October 1, 2010 by Nancy Flanders

Marriages involving the care of a child with a special health condition end in divorce nearly 80% of the time. If you have a child with a special need, or even if you don't, here are some ways to keep your marriage going.

GIVEAWAY: Harry the Happy Caterpillar Grows

Posted September 19, 2010 by Lela Davidson

New book helps kids deal with change. Here's your chance to get a FREE copy!