I am drawing a simplified family tree for my son to show him how the cousins of my generation line up to the cousins of his generation. We get through most of it, and he seems to understand it all, even when I include the names of my step-siblings and their children. I thought that this last concept might be a bit confusing for him, since I got my step-siblings when I was already a teen and only saw them for a few weeks over the summers…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 4, 2018 at 7:07am — No Comments
Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away
By Dakota King-White
Illustrated by Tyrus Goshay
This is a unique picture book for kids about a serious topic: how a child can cope when a parent goes to prison and isn’t coming home for a long while. It is a book that will educate as well as enlighten with expert advice on how a child can cope.
Duane is a seven-year-old boy who has recently discovered that his…Continue
Added by Irene Roth on January 25, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments
HEY SUNBUTTER! He Likes It!
It would be awfully selfish of me if I didn’t share this tidbit of information with Mom Bloggers Club. As much as I would like to be the keeper of this secret, I just can’t. It’s totally worth sharing, and you can thank me later. Unless of course, it was…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on August 3, 2017 at 3:09am — No Comments
There is no end to the debate on what the "right" age is to be a parent: Do you have your children in your 20s so you have the most amount of energy to chase after them? Or do you have them in your 30s, when you feel a little more settled and are at your peak health (and before you cross over to the high-risk pregnancy zone after 35)? Or do you wait until your 40s when you have had enough success in your career and are fully ready to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 5, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments
Added by Dr. Swati Lodha on April 29, 2016 at 3:52am — No Comments
I was just speaking to a new colleague, a woman named Lathika Pai from Bangalore, India. She is leading SonderConnect – The Future is Female. It’s a platform to invest and mentor women entrepreneurs and consists of men and women who have achieved great heights, who are willing to give their time and money to support Indian women entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. An outstanding…Continue
Added by Julia Rivard Dexter on February 23, 2016 at 10:37pm — No Comments
Added by Mercedes Sherman on February 3, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments
I just hung up from a conference call with two of my beloved colleagues, Sue DeCaro and Sheila Wenger. We discussed the power of conscious parenting and the positive effects it is having on the parents with whom we work. We are hearing a common theme from parents – they are stressed, overworked, and have…Continue
Added by Erin Taylor on April 22, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments
I met again this week with the dad I have been working with on Conscious Parenting. In just a few short weeks, he has evolved from feeling disrespected, frustrated, disempowered, disconnected and unhappy in his relationships with his children. Things have been improving rapidly for him, though. This week, he surprised his boys by taking them to the Phillies game. They had a great time. This man's joy was palpable when he was telling me the story. Awakening and becoming a more conscious…Continue
Added by Erin Taylor on April 16, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments
You may be reading this on your phone in the bathroom, taking your 3 minutes of “alone” time to catch up on the world around you. You may be sneaking a peek at the park or at a red light, taking a chance to feel connected to another adult in some small…Continue
Added by Jen Adair on March 30, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments
Lenore Skenazy has was called the "World's Worst Mom" after she wrote an editorial about letting her 9 year old take the NYC subway alone. She has a new TV show on Discovery Life called "World's Worst Mom" and is the author of Free Range Kids.
Enter giveaway here:…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 1, 2015 at 9:46pm — No Comments
You won’t want to miss my post about : Creating a dream board
Added by Nancy Bell on February 26, 2015 at 6:27pm — No Comments
I have recently been talking to one of my close friends regarding parenting struggles he is having with his teenagers. The topic of protecting the parent-teen relationship in the context of setting boundaries and consequences has come up several times. I began to think about how to negotiate the boundaries and consequences all families must have to function effectively, within the parent-teen relationship.
In my friend’s case, he is concerned if he is too strict or pushes too hard he…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on March 21, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments
One of the most valuable resources our society has at our disposable is parent leadership. February is National Parent Leadership month. Created by Parents Anonymous ® Inc. in 2004, February is set aside to recognize, honor and celebrate parents for their invaluable leadership roles in their homes and communities, as well as state, national and international arenas. This annual event acknowledges the strengths of parents as leaders and promotes awareness about the important roles parents can…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on February 26, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Last fall we decided to take my youngest son out of daycare so that he could stay at home with me during the day. At first I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how I was going to care for him during the day. I am thankful that he has started learning how to play independently and can entertain himself for a few minutes. During those first several weeks, I was so excited and wanted to continue teaching him the things that he was currently learning in daycare. Things changed…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the process for a little while before you start ripping open the closet doors and tossing things onto the bed. Stop and think about WHY you want to get organized. The answer isn’t that you want a clean closet or a great looking entry way. The answer lies a bit deeper. Do you want to get out of the…Continue
Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you knew there was one thing our nation could do to improve every area of a child’s development, would you be in support of that one thing? Research shows children that have involvement from both a father and mother perform better in all developmental areas. Children need their fathers to be involved. For far too long, our country has seen fathers at best as an add-on to what mothers provide for children and in some cases fatherhood has been discounted altogether.
Added by Stacy Hladek on February 14, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments
I have a lot of busy moms in my line of work. A lot of them have their own “trade secrets” and I wanted to tap into that knowledge base and share their best tips with you. Here is what I came up with. Many of these are direct quotes from moms like you. If they can do it, so can you! Pick one tip and start there.
-Use grocery delivery services such as Pea Pod. You can set up a recurring delivery so your staples arrive automatically every single week. Don’t spend time at the…Continue
Here are seven common questions pregnant teens ask prior to considering adoption as an option:
"Is adoption the…Continue
Added by Laurie Colton on December 23, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments
As I mentioned in my previous blog, we have had an increase in calls to our Family Support Line related to children refusing to go to school. If you did not read the previous blog, it would be a good place to start regarding general information on heading off school avoidance in children.
What is school avoidance? The website, Human Illnesses, defined school avoidance as “when children and teens repeatedly stay home from school or are repeatedly sent home from school, because of…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on December 13, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments