Parenting

Parenting Teenagers

Parenting teens can be one of the greatest challenges parents will face. The role of the parent at these times is to improve and support the child’s self-esteem while allowing them to develop into independent critical thinkers with a set of values ...

Super Mom Real or Fiction?

Look next-door‰ is it a top-earning executive? Is it a nanny? Is it a chauffeur? No, it‰'s Super Mom! Can anyone really be a Super Mom? Well, no, of course not. We are only human after all. It‰'s a delusion if you think you can juggle a full-time ...

Moms need a timeout too

The day starts out with cereal flying across the room, then the orange juice spills for the third time that day and the dog runs off with the diaper that was left in the trash. Some days are thoroughly exhausting. When daily stress builds up there ...

In Single Parent Households, Can Kids Still Be Active?

Juggling soccer, gymnastics, Spanish class, swim lessons and homework in addition to daily tasks like working, cooking and conquering the never-ending laundry pile can be a challenge for any household. Add in that you are a single parent and the ...

Parents Lying to Gain Online Access for Their Kids on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace

Parents wait until their children are one to introduce whole milk; wait until they are two to introduce peanuts and wait until the age of four to use booster seats. So waiting until your child is 13 before launching their own Facebook page ...

Balancing trust, and technology with your kids

Technology is intended to help expedite and simplify daily functions and operations. As a parent with two young boys, I would beg to differ! Trust between parents and teenagers is a delicate balancing act. They want freedom, parents want safety. ...

Dad’s Perspective on Controlling Digital Media

For good or bad, technology is becoming more and more prevalent in every area of our life. Children are being exposed to it more and more, and at incredibly young ages. By all measures, our 13-year old boy is a smart, responsible, well-behaved ...

Parenting in a Digital World

Parenting in today‰Ûªs fast paced world can be quite a challenge. Sometimes it seems as though the world is full of hostile influences vying for the shot to get at your children. While a worldview of this order may seem slightly paranoid to anyone ...

Parenting in a Digital World: PHONE USE

Between traditional media, the internet, and cell phones; the challenges of parenting in the 21st century have become something more than those faced by our parents and grandparents. Every generation worries about unsavory influences affecting the ...

Chasing Away The Boogeyman

It is a scene that every parent is familiar with, at 3:00 AM, you are suddenly awakened by a bleary-eyed child pleading to sleep in your bed. You have been down this road before and you know that no amount of rational argument will solve the ...