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Mission possible: Make decision-making easier with an eye on the big picture

Family Issues: Sound family decisions depend on prioritizing, and establishing a family mission and revisiting that mission often. Read more…

Study: Parents get sick less often than non-parents

Healthy Living: Research shows the risk of becoming ill after exposure to a cold virus is reduced by half in parents. Read more…

Keeping it positive: Teaching children to focus on the good

Behavior: Do you find when you ask your child what his favorite part of the day is, he has a hard time finding an answer, but can list countless problems? Read more…

Our thoughts impact our health: Changing how you react to negative situations

Healthy Living: When we take care of ourselves, especially as busy parents, we help build up the strength necessary to deal with life’s problems, big and small. Read more…

Tackle kids’ behavior problems during summer slowdown

Discipline: Don’t fool yourself into believing that summertime means freedom from behavior challenges or parenting. Read more…

Stop the fighting: Teaching your kids to work out their disagreements

Healthy Living: Not getting involved in minor arguments between your kids teaches them independence and fosters peacefulness. Read more…

Fredom within limits: Teaching children an understanding of rights and responsibilities

Discipline: Living by the same rules we expect others to follow, and considering the impact of our decisions on others, readily translate from living effectively in a family to living effectively in society. Read more…

How to get kids doing chores — and what they learn in the process

Behavior: It is important that your children have an active role in taking care of your home. Read more…

Make mealtime more joyful: Tips for getting your child to sit at the table and eat his food

Feeding Your Family: Address one problem at a time, and dinner will be a much more pleasant experience. Read more…

Keeping your cool when parenting gets stressful — it can be done!

Mental Health: There is no parent in the world that never loses it or gets angry. Kids challenge our patience every day. By following a few simple tips, we can help foster mindfulness and harmony and be even better role models. Read more…

Five tips to help parents raise a peaceful child

Healthy Living: If you want your kids to be stable, happy people, it all starts with your behavior and an attitude of gratitude. Read more…

Twelve quick tips to teach toddlers to share

Behavior: To foster sharing skills in your children and help playdates go more smoothly, consider these tips. Read more…

Practicing patience: How to teach your child self-control and delayed gratification

Behavior: Patience is a behavior, and you can help your child improve this skill with the right kind of practice. Read more…

Hobbling our children: Perpetuating gender stereotypes from birth

Raising Girls: Placing gender expectations on our children is typical of our deeply entrenched, patriarchal system. Read more…

Go to sleep!: Proven tips to shorten your toddler’s nightly routine

Behavior Strategies: Here are proven strategies that will take your toddler’s 75-minute bedtime routine to 25 mintues. Read more…

Coping with bullying: A new book that can help parents and kids

Raising Girls: A Brooklyn author and educator is addressing bullying within high school in her new young adult fiction book, “Englisha and Laurenthina: Best Friends Forever?” Read more…
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