Age: Teens

3 ways to raise tough kids

If you want your children to be successful, raise them to be emotionally and mentally tough. Tough people don’t get upset easily.  They are resilient in the face of adversity. They are great problem solvers, focusing on ways to deal … Continue reading

The secret to knowing how much sleep kids need

By: Dr. Stacy Meyer “Mommy I’m tired” is a phrase rarely heard in my household but not for the reason you may be thinking.  It’s not because I am a guru of sleep and my children are never overly tired, … Continue reading

How to not get hit by a car

When kids are young, they are taught to look left, right, left before crossing the street, and to cross with an adult. But as they get older, and they are no longer with an adult, they need to learn walking … Continue reading

Why boredom is not a problem to be solved

“I’m bored,” whether uttered by a four or fourteen year-old, usually prompts parents to become entertainers and event planners. I guess someone wrote that our job description included being responsible for making sure that our kids never experience boredom. This … Continue reading

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