With many of us trying to balance a new world with work and raising our kids (often with it all happening in the same place now 24/7)- we have a hard time focusing on the positive. How do we take that step back and actually enjoy being a parent again? It’s in the simple things we discover, like sushi nights, and dance parties!
Homework is a beast. And many times it becomes a full on power struggle where you are begging (or demanding) that your kid get it done because no one wants to spend their entire day and night suffering through it all.
But guess what. We have the answer to stop those power struggles with homework.
We share 3 simple ways you can put an end to those homework power struggles!
All too often we lose ourselves in our roles within our family. We get so caught up in doing what we think we are supposed to do and who we think we are supposed to be that we lose sight of who we are outside of that role.
Here’s 4 simple tips on how to know what’s the “right” amount of homework for your kid!
Many of us are concerned about the impact this past year’s had on our kids.
How do we know when to be concerned about anxiety and depression and when it’s just everyday stress?
Here are 3 things to look for and 3 things you can do to help your kids with anxiety and depression.
Ever wonder how to get your kids and entire family to help out at home? Here, we give you 3 quick and easy steps to get your family to help clean and do more at home.
Many of us are guilty of it. We love our family to pieces. And most of the time, we love being a mom as well. But between all the hats we wear, all the responsibilities that we have…many of us don’t have much that is just something for us.
Find something that is just yours and you can feel passionate about!
Something that brings you joy!
That may be taking up a crafting hobby, hiking, playing a musical instrument, or something else entirely.
Mean kids. They’re everywhere.
Let’s face it. These kids who tease aren’t horrible human beings (although our mama bear senses want to say they are), they just lack social skills.
So if we want our kids to avoid these mean kids and seek out positive relationships, we as parents, need to teach them social skills.
Let’s be honest. We all need friends in life. And not just friends, but good, solid, healthy friendships. But do our kids really know how to do that? Do they really understand how to build a better friendship? Audrey Monke shares with us the secrets of coaching our kids to build better friendships.
They’re driving you crazy. The yelling. The screaming. And you are thinking to yourself- this can’t be normal. This can’t be okay. How am I supposed to deal with the fighting?
Before you grab that glass of wine or hide in the closet to stress eat, we have something to share with you. In many cases, it’s okay to let not only let them argue, but conflict can be healthy.
It feels like all the behaviors your kids have are challenging.
But what if I told you those challenges are actually life skills that just need a little guidance?
This is how you can tell.
We all get into arguments with our kids that make us feel stressed and anxious. But how do we get out of that and move on to a solution with our kids? We give easy calm down strategies for your and your kids. You both will be able to cool down in no time flat!
These tips are perfect for parents and kids!
It can be hard finding your authentic self when we put so much energy into our family every day. It becomes so difficult to untangle where your identity ends and your identity as a parent begins (news flash- they are different)! We’re going to share 3 things you can do to have healthy boundaries with our kids and family and help you find your authentic self.
It’s hard enough when you are trying to pick a place to go out to eat and no one is on the same page, but when you and your partner or co-parent aren’t on the same page…it can be downright agonizing! We discuss with Amy how parents can identify what the real issue is causing their parenting struggles and how to best get on the same page and become a united front.
When you have anxiety, you feel like you’re all alone. But you’re not.
Here are 5 tips to cope with the anxiety we feel as moms.
Every day feels like a fight. Whether you ask your kids to pick up their shoes off the floor, to go get dressed for school, or simply to come join the family for dinner. It often feels like our kids simply don’t listen to us! But if we did just 3 simple things, we would see much different results.
When it comes to parenting, so many of us want to raise “good kids”. Kids who will be kind to others, who can problem solve, kids who truly understand and act out of compassion, and who understand inclusivity, justice, and equality. But there is often a space between raising “good kids” and raising pro-justice kids. That’s where the concept of Social Justice Parenting comes in.
Too often, we fall into the trap of punishing our kids in the heat of the moment after something’s happened. But that hardly ever works. Here, we’ll discuss the difference between logical consequences and punishments, as well as how to make effective logical consequences that will have a positive impact on your discipline at home.
Have you ever thought that being a parent should carry some training? How about spy training? I mean, who doesn’t want to learn how to parent like a spy? Meet Christina Hillsberg, former CIA agent and author who shares how her training as a spy has influenced her parenting with her 5 kids.
Do you wonder how to teach good coping skills to your kids? We talk with Janine Halloran, LMHC, about everything parents should and shouldn’t do when learning and teaching good coping skills to kids.
We share our thoughts on motherhood, the ups and downs of it all, and 3 essential tips on how to reclaim your joy as a mom during those rough days in parenting.
Why do so many of us feel a little squeamish when we even think about talking with our kids about sex? But it doesn’t need to and we have the answers.
Dread your middle schooler’s homework every night? These tips for middle school parents will guide you in effective homework strategies.
There I was, sitting in my son’s 7th grade Parent-Teacher conferences, listening to the Literature teacher tell me the same thing I have heard for the past few years at every single conference…
“Your son is very bright, well-behaved, an absolutely pleasure in class. However, he doesn’t seem to get his homework done. And our first test of the year didn’t go very well for him.”