Seasons Changing. Stay Healthy

It’s that time of year when the colder weather is turning warmer, and signs of spring are all around us. The days are longer, the grass is greener, and the flowers and birds are starting to show up more frequently. This is a time of year when most of us feel energized and excited to spend more time outside. But …

Self-Discipline For Children

What is self-discipline?  Self-discipline has been defined as the ability to make yourself do what you know you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like or not!  A disciplined person knows what has to be done and does it.  They don’t put it off until latter or allow themselves to be easily taken off track.  And, …

Discipline vs Punishment

Our Good Friend Melody Shuman Breaks It Down: Discipline vs. Punishment Good behavior is a learning process for children, and we are their road map. Children usually behave per their own emotions and impulses. At the same time, being a parent is also a learning process and sometimes we rely on our own emotions and impulses to teach. Usually that …

Keeping Kids Healthy During The Winter

Why does it seem that your kids experience the most illness during the winter months? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not because they went outside with wet hair, or forgot to put their coat on. Illness isn’t caused by exposure to cold, nor are bugs more rampant during the winter. However, kids are cooped up more often in enclosed spaces …

5 Tips for Staying Safe on Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time of the year for children; but when children encounter tricks instead of treats, this holiday can become very scary – and not just because of the decorations and frightening costumes. Abductions, bullying, candy that has been compromised; these are all things that can make Halloween a dreadful holiday for children and parents alike. In …

The Triangle of Self-Perseverance: Confidence, Self-Esteem and Approval

Confidence, self-esteem and approval are all tied very closely. Combined, I call this the triangle of self-perseverance. They are interwoven and when out of balance, we can’t be the best version of ourselves. Like a science project that successfully shows cause-and-effect when elements are evenly poured, so too happens with the proper mixture of confidence, self-esteem and approval. Through building one’s …

Improving Your Child’s Lackluster Grades

Parents all around the world can attest to the difficulty of raising children – especially the challenges of unsatisfactory grades on a child’s report card. Do you find yourself wishing there was a way to help your child get better grades? Are you concerned that your child isn’t performing to the best of his or her ability? You can’t spend …

15 ways to reduce stress at home and at the office

If you are feeling stressed out you are not alone. There are ways to reduce stressful situations in your life, but the first thing you need to do is – well, learn to relax! 1. Prioritize. It’s hard to be relaxed when you feel overwhelmed. If you prioritize tasks at home and at work, you may find this simple task …

How to Help Equip Your Child to Be A Life Long Champion

Does your child possess a healthy sense of confidence? Answer yes if your child makes friends easily, accepts leadership opportunities and displays a bright, positive attitude. But if your child is timid, shy and passive, with few friends and little initiative, your child needs help now. The problems start small, a child who can’t interact with his or her peers …

10 Activities to build your kindergartner’s self confidence.

Everyone can benefit from more self-confidence. But very young children need some guidance as they learn to believe in themselves. As adults, we can help our children with the important task of developing self-confidence. To help your kindergartner develop their belief in self, model confident behaviors and tell them how important they are. They’ll begin to realize that everyone has value, regardless of whether they …