Setting your kids up for success is one of the best ways to building their self-esteem and save yourself a few headaches along the way.
The benefits of having a routine are widely accepted where small children are concerned, but have you thought about your older child's schedule?
There's never a bad time to set new goals. When done well, goals keep your kids motivated and help them learn how to manage expectations and work toward something.
What kind of family did you imagine you would create when you were younger?
Chances are, if your childhood was a happy one you imagined that your family would look very similar. On the other hand, if your childhood was difficult or traumatic, you probably hoped that the family you created one day would be different.
Did you know that one of the most critical indicators for a child’s success is the kitchen table? Researchers at the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that kids who ate with their families five times a week were far less likely to have problems with substance abuse, and were more likely to earn better grades.
School is starting again--already! If you’re like most families, that means a change in schedule from the less structured summer break.