The recent Florida case of a 4 year-old shooting his mother in the back while she was driving raises concerns for many parents. This article isn’t intended to further bash or blame the young mother, nor is the intent to persuade or dissuade anyone on one side or another on the debate over guns. Today, the focus is on keeping children safe and how your actions can have a major impact on that safety.…Continue
Added by SharonB on March 20, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
You’ve probably heard the horror stories of spring break and teenagers run amok. Stories range from children drinking and trashing the house to teens disappearing never to be seen again. None of these stories are going to allow parents to sleep well at night while their teen is off having a grand time at spring break.
So how can you manage to have a good night’s…Continue
Added by SharonB on February 28, 2016 at 4:44pm — No Comments
Mealtime in many households is neither relaxing nor healthy. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can establish a habit with your family where you eat healthy meals together. This isn’t always easy, but the rewards are many and you might just decide it’s worth the effort.
American society is filled with single parent households. For families that do have two…Continue
Added by SharonB on January 31, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
People have different styles of learning and by learning to recognize your child’s learning style, you can help set them up for a successful education. By doing this, you can ensure that they’ll be prepared whether they’re on a job or off.
Your own learning style will have an important part to play in your role as a parent as well. If you and your child share the same…Continue
Holidays and presents go together, but gift giving can lead to a lot of stress. Does it have to? What if you could simplify the entire process of gift giving so that it’s one filled with joy instead of dread and worry?
Consider how the gift giving process works for you normally. Maybe you stew over getting the right gift; What should it be? Where do you find it?…Continue
Added by SharonB on December 13, 2015 at 4:43pm — No Comments
The holidays can be a magical time, especially for kids. There are all the decorations, stories, treats, days off from school, and of course there are presents. All of these wonderful things can also be stressful. We know that the holidays are stressful for adults, but they can take their toll on our kids, too.
While we strive to make the holiday season cheery,…Continue
Added by SharonB on November 29, 2015 at 3:55pm — No Comments
It’s not always easy to recognize how challenging life can be for your kids. After all, you do your best to provide everything they need; a roof over their heads, a warm bed at night, food to eat, and the clothes they wear.
How hard can their lives really be? All they have to do is go to school, get good grades, go to a good college, get a good job that pays well, buy a house…but hey, no pressure, right?
As a parent, it’s possible to put a lot of expectations on…Continue
Added by SharonB on November 1, 2015 at 4:18pm — No Comments
People who persevere are often celebrated. You hear all about a person’s ability to “stick with it” and people speak of these matters with a sense of awe and wonder in their voice. Clearly, there are times when the ability to make a commitment and see it through is both admirable and healthy, but is it always?
You’ve probably had a time in your life when you…Continue
Added by SharonB on October 11, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Now that school is back in session, you’re probably back into an old routine too. Often, it can feel like you’re involved in parental acrobatics, as if you’re part of a circus act. It’s important to juggle your work life and responsibilities in addition to responsibilities around the house. Then you keep adding balls for your kids’ school and extracurricular activities.…Continue
Added by SharonB on September 20, 2015 at 3:56pm — No Comments
Until they understand that everyone wants to have a certain amount of space around them, they run the risk of making others uncomfortable, anxious, or even…Continue
Added by SharonB on August 16, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Looking for the right home can be exciting and uplifting. It can also stressful and feel quite daunting. In many communities, it’s a “sellers’ market” and it can feel like all the best properties are going under the minute they’re listed. This adds to the buyers’ stress and can lead you to compromise or give up the search…Continue
Added by SharonB on August 2, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments
Sudoku is a very popular puzzle that originated in Japan. The puzzles can be easy or difficult depending on how much information is provided at the start and like with any puzzle, it’s easy to get stuck sometimes. That said, applying the Law of Attraction in your life is a little like solving a Sudoku puzzle.
In both the Law of Attraction (LOA) and Sudoku, you…Continue
Added by SharonB on July 2, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments
All children are born selfish by nature. The world revolves around them. They cry for food and it appears. They cry because they’re wet and suddenly they’re dry. Before they’re making any consciously selfish acts, they’re directing others to do their bidding.
As a parent, you’re naturally and acutely aware of your child’s needs. When faced with an infant who’s…Continue
Added by SharonB on June 4, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments
It’s so wonderful to watch people following their dreams. I love seeing people who know what they want and have the courage to pursue their passions. The television show “The Voice” showcases talented singers who want to be professional musicians.
One of these singers gave a heartfelt and inspiring performance of an Aerosmith classic, “Dream…Continue
It’s natural for children to pull away from parents and explore who they are as independent beings. This happens at different times and to varying degrees depending upon a lot of factors, including gender, birth order, genetics, and how many people outside of family members they know.
Some kids will differentiate themselves from their parents while closely…Continue
Added by SharonB on April 16, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments
I remember a funny television commercial from years ago where the kids were looking at the family water cooler. When the giant air bubbles rose up, creating a gurgling sound, the kids responded, “We are lis-ten-ing,” convinced that an alien was attempting to communicate with them.
Today, we know aliens are not in our water coolers, but there are forces outside of…Continue
Added by SharonB on March 26, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments
The fashion industry is perhaps the biggest offender at creating false images that foster unrealistic expectations among people. Adults are affected by this form of false advertising, but even more important is how much your children buy into this propaganda.Continue
Added by SharonB on March 5, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments
I’m a firm believer in the Law of Attraction. I know it works and I’ve demonstrated it to myself. I’ve taught it to my own family members as well as having coached hundreds of others in how to apply it in their lives.
One of the strongest arguments I’ve heard against those of us who teach about the LOA and the movie The Secret are made by people who claim…Continue
Added by SharonB on January 15, 2015 at 2:40pm — No Comments
When people refer to the Law of Attraction, they’re most often talking about having good things in their lives. It might be attracting more money, a new love interest, or a new job.
All of these things are things you tend to want.
Interestingly, it is often the same people who insist they’re having a run of bad luck when they have a string of…Continue
Added by SharonB on November 13, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments
When talking to your kids about the Law of Attraction and how to apply it in their lives to get what they want, you might use games as a teaching tool. You’re not alone in moving away from the learn-by-rote method that most people were raised with.
Teachers of many subjects are coming up with fun and creative ways to teach a variety of subjects including math and…Continue
Added by SharonB on September 10, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments