Laughter- the best medicine for parents

Laughter- the best medicine for parents

Laughter is the best medicine and is also a great way to build a happy and healthy family. Laughing diffuses anger and can stop menial situations escalating into a major catastrophe. Here are a few ideas to laugh more and build a happy & healthy family. Be silly. Try gentle roughhousing. Make up silly songs. […]

Signs of Sleep Deprivation in Children

Signs of Sleep Deprivation in Children

Many children are overwhelmed by the amount of homework and extra curriculum activities that they are not getting enough sleep each day. On top of all of these factors are late night calls or texts from friends, household chores, TV and/or computer games which all amount to children staying up way too late each night.  […]

Family Meetings and communication

Family Meetings and communication

What is a good way for families to communicate to one another? Calling weekly meetings can help- children learn social and life skills during weekly family meetings. Some tips to help your family: Ask each family member to share what they appreciate about another family member. Have an agenda for your meeting to be successful. […]

Easter Games the Whole Family can Enjoy!

Easter Games the Whole Family can Enjoy!

  Are you having a family gathering this Easter?  Here are a list of games the whole family can enjoy! Egg Hop Relay RaceEaster fun is only a hop, skip, and a jump away with this game! Start by dividing everyone into pairs. Each pair of players receives two large egg cutouts made from cardboard or […]

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Throw out the junk food and  start making snack time fun again! It is important for parents to think of snacking as a way to give their kids extra fuel for growing healthy and strong – but watch for hidden sugars! Snacks shouldn’t just be empty calories but a healthy bite to eat between meals. […]

World Autism Awareness Day – April 2nd 2018

World Autism Awareness Day – April 2nd 2018

The eleventh annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2018. Every year on World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks celebrates its international “Light It Up Blue” campaign. How are you celebrating this year? There are many ways that you can show your support. Thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the […]

National Puppy Day- March 23rd

National Puppy Day- March 23rd

“Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.” — Rudyard Kipling. Friday March 23rd is National Puppy Day.  We all need love, and puppies are no exception to this rule! This day is celebrated  annually to promote adoption! It is important to remember that as cute as puppies are, and as wonderful as adopting […]

Why it is Important to Set Limits with Kids

Why it is Important to Set Limits with Kids

Setting limits with kids means setting a guideline for behavior. This is especially true when your family does not have official rules – it would be impossible to set rules about everything. However , some rules may need to be made depending on the situation. If your child suddenly starts banging their silverware at the […]

5 Things a Parent Should Never Say to a Child

5 Things a Parent Should Never Say to a Child

The words you say to your child will have a lastingly affect on how your child feels about you, and also how he feels about himself. At the point when your little one gets out of hand, pick your words carefully. Here are five things you should never say: Why can’t you be like your brother/sister? […]

Spring Break Activities which are fun for all the family

Spring Break Activities which are fun for all the family

No plans to take off for a week over the spring break ? Well fun is still at hand in your own back yard. Here are some cute ideas that won’t break the bank. Set up a tent in the back yard. Find a cute reading corner outside (weather permitting). Plant a flower bed. Plan […]