Parenting Spotlight

Guest Blog Posts about Parenting, Family and Kids

The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are(…)

Summer teen/tween dating: How to talk with your child about dating violence

Summer teen/tween dating: How to talk with your child about dating violence

Summer is synonymous with freedom, adventure and more often than parents would like to believe, blooming romances. Dating customs have changed since most parents were teens and tweens. The most striking difference is the young age at which children now begin dating: on average, twelve and a half for girls, and thirteen and a half(…)

A Father’s Lesson in Parenting Through Adversity

A Father’s Lesson in Parenting Through Adversity

By Charles G. Hanna My daughter is finishing grade 6 and everyone in her class had to apply to an intermediate school. The selection process is quite grueling but I was very confident that she would be accepted in one or both of the schools she applied to. As the announcement date approached, the stress(…)

My Daughter is Challenging Me: A Father’s Perspective

My Daughter is Challenging Me: A Father’s Perspective

By Charles G. Hanna    Challenges force us to correct, to improve, and to grow. More importantly, they are our Higher Power’s way of directing our attention to the areas that require immediate attention. It is like a self-monitoring system that tells when and where we need to change. No matter what that challenge or even(…)

Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World

Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World

Bestselling author Michele Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood—and explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future. Is the Selfie Syndrome Undermining Our Kids’ Future? Teens today are 40 percent(…)

Playtime!

Playtime!

Guest post by Kayla Bradstreet As parents, we all know that academic and team-related activities are beneficial for our children– but did you know that unstructured play is just as essential?  We may feel the need to pack our kids’ schedules full of sports practices, music lessons and art classes, but this report from the American Academy(…)