Mindfulness has shown to be valuable for both parents and children. Many studies have exposed both the short- and long-term advantages of integrating mindful parenting routines into families’ lives. Mindfulness is not just specific practices. They are acts that produce less distress, more dignity, and harmony into your life. Once you understand the advantages of… Read More 20 Ways Mindful Parenting Will Help Your Family
Over the past 30 years, obesity in children and teens has increased rapidly. Currently over 1 in 3 children and teenagers are either classified as overweight or obese, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With these rates continuing to rise, parents frequently question if their teen girls are at an appropriate weight. Several… Read More Is There a Normal Body Weight for Teen Girls?
When my first daughter moved on from junior high school, I entered another phase of child rearing. The graduation procedure was a true eye opener for me, and I soon realized that I needed to figure out how to “let go” a tad bit. As my teen became a high schooler, I began to… Read More 5 Tips to Raising an Incredible Teen
My daughter just turned 16. For her 16th birthday (and even before then) she begged, pleaded, cried, and schemed on ways that she could get an iPhone. And as much as I wanted to keep her from technology (we try to be a low tech home), I know that at some point she will need to know how… Read More Teen Technology Contract
With computer, video games, and TV shows created to entice kids’ attention, our children are spending progressively more time indoors and far less time outdoors than previous generations. If you’re like most parents, this can be a cause of unease and worry. Most of these indoor activities require very little physical activity adding to the… Read More How To Get Kids to Fall In Love With Outdoor Activites