I think he's brilliant because he's my child and every parent thinks their child is special in some way, right? Here's the truth -- maybe he is, maybe he isn't, it doesn't really matter either way.
Somewhere along the line, many of us well-meaning parents got the idea that we could, and should, shield our children from adversity and pain. This i...
Sometimes their imaginations can come back to bite them. Say, when they're in trouble and they are locked in an erroneous belief system.
It might just be a consequence of getting older. My kids are going off to college, to camp, to higher grades in high school. The family dynamic is shifting in subtle ways and I am home in an empty house on more occasions than I could ever remember.
It is also imperative to follow proper food safety practices to reduce the risk of food poisoning. Remind children to refrigerate their lunch within two hours. If the child won't have access to a refrigerator, pack lunch in an insulated cooler with plenty of icepacks.
This isn't the essay about dropping off my daughter at college. This is the essay about dreading the essay about dropping off my daughter at college.
We've one more year together before I lend you to a pre-school, then a school- my baby, my last baby - I will treasure this year more than you could possibly know.
One of the quickest ways you can upgrade your child's lunch is by making "lateral shifts." That means swapping out traditional, less nutritious lunchbox items for healthy goodies that taste better and give your kids an advantage with their focus and energy. My favorite lunchbox lateral shifts include:
Teach your kids as early as possible about mastering money, so that money doesn't master them!
Just for the record, I'm not one of those parents that wishes summer was longer (sorry kids, you know I love you). Yes, I admit I am in the other camp--where I am counting the days until back to school.
I can't remember the first book I ever read, and I can't remember the name of every book that has changed my life. I can, however, tell you every story I have read that has made a significant impact on my life. When I was growing up we didn't have Kindles and laptops and smartphones that had every book ever written at the touch of a button.
Below are the top 5 tips for getting your child off to the right start in life.
Sometimes I felt like I was living in the movie Groundhog Day, but backstage at the Tony Awards. Every night the same show, with the words, "Wait, ca...
“When you get married, you’ll be a great husband...” “When you get married, I’ll be so proud of you...” These are...
My husband, Linwood, doesn’t like to swim. He’ll get in the water, but he looks more like a cat being dunked into a dreaded bath than a ma...
I try to teach my students to connect. It starts with connecting to me. From the first day of school, they learn my life.