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10 Things Not to Say to Your Kids

Brenna Hicks, LMHC – Full-time Mom, who ran a highly successful Child Therapy Private Practice; has been blogging and writing articles on Parenting since 2006.  She is currently getting her PhD from the University of South Florida.

When she thought about all of the phrases, anecdotes, and sayings about the power of More >

Join Us in the Screen-Free Week Pledge!

On April 29-May 5, people around the country (and world!) will turn OFF TV, video and mobile games, and other screens they use for entertainment, and turn ON the world around them! Think, read, play, daydream, explore nature, enjoy family and friends–do all this and so much more when you spend More >

‘Come What May…’

Come What May… How I learned to let go of having the perfect child. 

By KELLE HAMPTON | April 5th, 2013

If there’s one regret I have from January 22, 2010 — the day my second daughter was born — it’s not that I cried when they told me she had Down syndrome or that More >

Divided We Fall…

Any couple raising children is bound to have disagreements about the right way to manage their kids’ behaviors and habits. But there are some issues that are so loaded they threaten to divide parenting partners. ‘Parents’ magazine took an informal poll to see which conflicts topped couples’ lists, and three More >

Positive Parenting Solutions – Surviving the Morning Routine

Are morning routines in your house already getting the best of you?

Instead of nagging, reminding or yelling your way through the morning schedule, consider implementing “When-Then Routines.”

A When-Then Routine is a tool to help your kids stay motivated to get everything done in the morning—even the “yucky” stuff like brushing More >

Practical Tips to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Here’s some practical advice to parents who are concerned about their children’s weight:

1.  Serve them meals on smaller plates. 2.  Pay attention to what they watch on TV. 3.  Make sure they get adequate sleep at night.

These suggestions are based on three new studies in April’s Pediatrics, released online today.

Nationally, about a third More >

52 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

Katherine Marie and her family took on a commitment in 2011… A year of kindness.  Her family project was to complete one out-of-the-ordinary kindness act each week for one full year.  Each month they’d pick from a kindness “type” and challenged themselves to complete it before week’s end.

KINDNESS IDEAS:

-deliver handmade valentines to nursing More >

10 Cooking Skills Your Kids Should Know

Super Healthy Kids, an amazing resource for healthy eating tips, recently posted the following…

Kids need to learn cooking skills.  It is more difficult and time consuming to let your kids help you in the kitchen. But studies show, if they do, they are more likely to eat healthier, and when More >

Real Food Tips: 3 Deceiving Food Products

Are you easily drawn to labels that tout ‘All Natural’, ‘No Added Sugar’, or ‘Made with Whole Grains’?  If so, you can join the millions who fall for this tricky advertising.  When Lisa Leake gives her “100 Days of Real Food” presentations, she routinely brings along a grocery bag full of “tricky” food More >

Guide to Healthy Eating for Preschoolers!

 

Get your child on the path to healthy eating by:

1. Focusing on the meal and each other.

 

2. Offering a variety of healthy foods.

3.  Being patient with your child.

4.  Letting your children serve themselves.

5.  Checking out ChooseMyPlate.gov for more great information and fun, colorful, print-outs!

 

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