Children’s mental health took a negative turn in 2020. In addition to the usual challenges of growing up, many families are struggling with the loss of loved ones and the consequences of closing schools for a year. Mental health is an essential part of your child’s overall wellbeing that’s just as important as their physical condition. Their early development creates the … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health
One of the best things a parent can do is help their children set boundaries. Boundaries help children develop limits for themselves and their activities. One example is saying "no" to their friends when they want to do something that they know their parents would not approve of or asking them to do something that makes them feel unsafe. Other boundaries include telling … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Help Children Set Boundaries
No person ever sets out to ruin their lives. It's impossible to find someone that will make a New Year's resolution to ruin their life. Children don't daydream about how much they'd love to become alcoholics in the future. Students don't attend classes on how to go bankrupt. Couples don't dress up, spend so much money on a wedding, and show up at the altar while planning … [Read more...] about Things That Can Ruin Your Life and How to Avoid Them
Self-discipline can help a child to resist temptations that aren't healthy, endure the uncomfortable feeling associated with trying to achieve goals, and delay gratification. A child who learns self-discipline early on thanks his parents later. You may not hear it from their mouth, but you will see the success it brings. The best way to teach your child self-discipline is … [Read more...] about How to Teach Your Child the Value of Self-Discipline
Do you sometimes wish you could be more spontaneous? Being responsible is part of being an adult, but maybe there's room for a little impulsiveness too. Sure, many life events big and small would be risky without advance planning. You want to know when you’re leaving on vacation and where your guests will be sitting at your wedding. You certainly want to be prepared for … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Be More Spontaneous?