Believe me, I wish I didn’t have to deal with the issue. But rather than wallow and whine about all the reasons it’s so hard to raise kids in the 2010’s, I prefer to take charge and make the best of it. And for me, that means getting smart about my children’s smartphones.
Posts in the "Parenting and Family Life" category:
Recently, many have been “exposed” to a side of Miley Cyrus that we’d rather not to have seen. How can we teach our daughters about what we feel is good and right while encouraging them to be themselves? How can we teach standards and values that the media seems intent upon trampling?
Are we inadvertently robbing our children of the opportunity to learn how to deal with difficult people and situations as well as building the self-confidence that comes from working things out themselves? Allyson gives some good advice on not becoming a “helicopter” parent.
Homework time is upon us again! Chantol Sego has some excellent ideas to keep your kids on task: a “homework board,” a “homework box,” and project planning template you can download!
Tiffany Sowby’s son’s favorite goat died over the winter. Here, she shares what she’s learned about helping children cope with the death of a pet.
Summer is half over, and Allyson Reynolds finally made it to the library with her kids (for the first time). Needless to say, her best-laid plans to create a meaningful, productive summer for her children haven’t exactly come to fruition. But that’s OK!
I’m tired of this being a lonely battle. I know there are other moms out there whose kids face anxiety and depression. And I think that it is time for more understanding about the seriousness and complexity of mental illness.
Saren’s family has been holding family reunions for over 30 years now – and they’ve got some great ideas to share.
Recent comments by the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch have Allyson Reynolds thinking about the anatomy of cool. What message should we be sending our children?
Keeping tweens and teens busy during the summer can be challenging–they need more than just one pool day after another. Allyson Reynolds knows a big part of summer fun for teens and tweens can actually be found in challenging, meaningful experiences, and she has five great ways to keep tweens and teens happy and productive all summer long.
There are some days when mothering is about as fun as traveling at eighty miles an hour on a blistering hot day on a motorcycle with no windshield in a bug storm! But let’s step back a moment, take ourselves out of the here-and-now and look at the big picture.
What does “home” mean to you? Beauty and peace and harmony – that’s home (in a good moment like this one).