Every parent wonders whether a child is old enough to be left alone, and for the first few times we will worry they will be safe on their own.The law does not dictate how old a child must be before they can be left alone at home. However, the law does state that any child … [Read more...] about Home Alone—How Old Is Old Enough?
It can be said that the “Good job, Tony!” and the “You’re the best, Michelle!” go a long way when a child hears you speak those words of endearment. However, is there such a thing as too much praise? Are there ever times that you offer your child a compliment when he/she doesn’t … [Read more...] about The Perfect Praise
Attending my Parents Anonymous group was the best thing I could have done for my daughters Chelsey and Katie. All the parenting I learned from my own parents about was either wrong or illegal. I just did not want to treat my girls the way I had been treated as a child. Having … [Read more...] about A Child’s Mistake: Holding a Grudge
As the technological landscape is constantly evolving, kids are also transitioning into different play options that are available to them; most of them leading inactive lifestyles. The 2014 U.S. Physical Activity Council reports that 80.2 million Americans aged six years above … [Read more...] about How The Playground Taught Us That There Isn’t An App For Everything
My beautiful girl, as you race towards your fourteenth birthday, I thought I would take a moment to write you this letter. These are the things that I want you to know. My pearls of wisdom, if you will.Forget diamonds, true friends are the real gems. They are precious and … [Read more...] about A Letter To My Daughter