With busy schedules and not enough time to eat healthy dinners, children are suffering the ramifications of unhealthy eating. Childhood obesity continues to rise each day and if something isn't done about it children will quickly find themselves with numerous health problems. … [Read more...] about A Look at Childhood Obesity
We were all so looking forward to summer, weren't we, mamas? Long, uninterrupted days of nothing that we had to do! Now a week later, there is nothing to do! Ah summer..you are wrecking our homes with your flip flops at the front door and your wet towels on the back deck. Summer, … [Read more...] about Surviving Summer
Ranting is not something I regularly engage in but… As many of you know, I volunteer for Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, a leader in the prevention of child abuse. If you have read many of my posts you will also know that I struggle with anger/rage issues. For me, the … [Read more...] about Social Media Poster: “Respect for Others”
Parents changing the focus from negative to positive can make a world of difference. Let’s face it, our society functions on negativity and threats; kids don’t study -- they fail tests, adults get involved in an accident – their insurance goes up. If you think about it, even … [Read more...] about Positive Parenting Police
Not everyone has lost their cool with their kids like me but there are many that have yelled on occasion. I believe yelling became the go-to discipline method when child abuse was put on the books and could be “investigated” and “punished” by law. Yelling does not leave marks … [Read more...] about Yell or Scream at Your Kids?