Archives for July2016

Buckle Up, New Driver! Teaching Teens to Drive

It’s not an “accident” that auto insurance companies want to know the grades of a new, young driver. What does that indicate, statistically speaking? A sense of responsibility, and that …

Educating Yourself and Your Teenaged Daughter About Online Harassment

Girls are more likely to experience abusive, coercive, or dishonest behavior on the Internet. Here’s how both of you can avoid it. Imagine this: your teenaged daughter starts dating for …

The Big Kid and the Bathroom: Potty Training Tips

You are over it with the diapers. It’s the bane of parenting, that necessary evil we become accustomed to and practically throw a party to mark when it’s over. There …

Starting off on the Right Foot: Teaching Your Child How to Stay Organized

The human mind responds to order, so lay the foundation for good habits now. It’s getting harder and harder in this complicated world to stay on top of the details. …

Helping Your Shy Child Socialize

Being an introvert is a tough thing when you are also a toddler. We live in a world of shiny, charismatic extroverts, or at least, that’s how it feels to …

Let’s All Go to the Movies! Taking your Small Child to the Theatre for the First Time

We remember the first movie we ever saw in a theatre like it was yesterday. When it’s summer and all the great kid-friendly blockbuster hits are in the cool, surround-sound …

Try This! 7 Effective Strategies for Feeding Picky Eaters

It can be nerve-wracking when your child won’t eat healthy food. So what do you do about it? Maybe your child was choosy from the beginning, or maybe around the …

Chores and Teaching Kids Responsibility

Learning how to handle yourself and your possessions is actually an acquired skill. Ownership is immediate; kids start claiming stuff as soon as they can close a fist: “Mine!” Concepts …

Summer Reading for Vacations and Beach Time

This time of year is ripe for fun and adventure. Everyone is in a good mood, the kids are out of school and involved in all kinds of great activities. …

The Circus is Coming to Town! Tips on Having a Blast at the Amusement Park

Who doesn’t love the thrill of the carnival, the dazzle of the big top, the splash of the waterpark, or the roller coaster at the amusement park? Well, actually, these …