Posted May 10, 2013 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesWhile your family lavishes much-deserved attention on you this Mother's Day, carry forward the spirit of love by indulging in a little self-care throughout the month and beyond.
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Posted May 6, 2013 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesThe mom in your life will feel extra special with these gifts of service throughout the month or year.
Posted May 3, 2013 - 11:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesThe idea of entrusting their child with another caregiver can leave many new parents feeling anxious and guilt-ridden. But short separations are necessary for your self-care as a parent, important for your marriage, and a critical developmental step for your child.
Posted March 23, 2013 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesWant to start your own Easter traditions with your family? Or maybe you'd like to breathe new life into your annual celebration. Here are seven festive ideas to create a memorable spring holiday and spark new traditions that your family will cherish for years to come.
Posted March 22, 2013 - 11:16 by Christa Melnyk HinesMoms, what do you do if you get sick? Here are 14 ways to plan for and manage those cursed days when you can barely move, much less care for your kids.
Posted February 1, 2013 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesDid the name you chose for your baby cause a stir in your family? How did people react when you revealed your child's name? Find out how to manage the fallout.
Posted January 21, 2013 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesThrough effective, organized communication and involvement in your child's school, you can nurture a life-long learner.
Posted December 16, 2012 - 11:43 by Christa Melnyk HinesShare holiday cheer and your appreciation for the grandparents in your life with gifts that are creative, thoughtful...and, of course, a little sentimental.
Posted December 6, 2012 - 12:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesBreaking up is hard to do, especially when children are involved. What's the best way to tell your kids, and what questions should you anticipate?
Posted November 9, 2012 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesScratching your head about what's happening at school? It's frustrating when kids answer questions about their day with monosyllable answers like "fine" and "nothing." Here are 10 ways to encourage conversation.
Posted October 29, 2012 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesUnsure how to handle political talk in mixed company? Don't take your cues from politicians! With a little advance thought and the following tips, manage these difficult conversations with finesse.
Posted October 15, 2012 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesPolitical elections present golden opportunities for teaching our children lessons in independent thinking, respectful dialogue, values, and public service.
Posted September 21, 2012 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesAre long hours at the office and frequent business trips leaving you feeling like a visitor in your own home? Tom Limbert, a parent coach, says there are several ways to enhance your relationship with your kids despite grueling hours at the office or on the road.
Posted September 12, 2012 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesWhat do you do if your child insists that reading is boring? Try a few of these creative ideas to inspire your child to read.
Posted August 16, 2012 - 11:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesIt's frustrating when homework time is more like a stormy witching hour as an emotional battle of wills ensues. Temper the drama and help your child develop effective study habits that will serve him for years to come.
Posted August 11, 2012 - 01:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesWhile you can't avoid all the bumps in the road, you can help your child pave the way to a happy, successful start to school. Find out what your child should know before he goes, how to communicate with the teacher, and what to do when your child has a difficult day at school.
Posted July 26, 2012 - 11:00 by Christa Melnyk HinesAs parents, it's exasperating when our kids tune us out. One way to practice active listening is through games that naturally promote the skill. Your kids will have too much fun to notice that they're honing a valuable life-skill!