Parenting

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(…)

So this is Motherhood- How to fend off a Mommy Meltdown

So this is Motherhood- How to fend off a Mommy Meltdown

Guest blog post by: Shannon Day We parents are more than familiar with the Evening Cyclone. It strikes weekdays between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 pm. I’m not just talking about the mess.  I’ m referring to the routine involved in those hectic hours leading up to bedtime. I’m talking about the endless flow(…)

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(…)

Does Anyone Want to go with me to the Bathroom?

Does Anyone Want to go with me to the Bathroom?

It was a day just like any other.  I was crossing items off my to do list, when it hit me.  I have to go to the bathroom.  This somehow sent a magical beacon out into the LiBrandi stratosphere, informing my children that now is the ideal time to ask me the litany of questions(…)