Parenting Spotlight

Guest Blog Posts about Parenting, Family and Kids

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(…)

Raising Happy Children

Raising Happy Children

A Simple Formula for Raising Happy Children, By: Roger Herst Want your kids to be happy? If you’re like most parents, it’s your most fervent wish. But is this just a pipe dream? Or is happiness more substantive? Is it possible that parents can actually do something constructive to create happy children? YES, THEY CAN! Parents(…)

Mother of 11-Year-Old Autistic Son Shares Moving Testimony

Mother of 11-Year-Old Autistic Son Shares Moving Testimony

In honor of World Autism Day you can receive 20% off of FireAvert with promo code safe2016 for the month of April. After years of fighting fires that were caused by unattended ranges, firefighter Peter Thorpe created a solution to stop stove fires from happening and it is saving lives—including the lives of vulnerable families with children(…)

Finding rays of hope for tragic losses

Finding rays of hope for tragic losses

When we think of books for children, we think of a fun story that will have us giggling, laughing or cuddling up with each other.  We think of colorful and whimsical illustrations.  We don’t often think of the lessons a book can teach us or are meant to teach us.  We are so honored to(…)