Category: Raising Children

Arrival of the Mean Girls

By Guest Blogger Kristen Daukas You never know exactly when it happens. It just does.  From the day she started school, your daughter has always had a big circle of...

Choosing the Best Breed for Your Family

By Guest Blogger Debbie Barr, a writer with Forsyth Family magazine If you’re on the fence about whether to get a puppy (or older dog), experts say there are many good...

Long Days of Winter

By Heather Miller With the holidays now behind us we are now faced with the challenge of winter. That wonderful time of year where it is dark before 6pm and cold all day...

3 Ways To Handle Your Teen’s Lies

By Guest Blogger Blanca Cobb, Body Language and Lie Detection Expert All teens will lie to their parents at some point. More than likely they tell more than one lie. In...

Our Holiday Tree: A Celebration of Blended Faiths and New Traditions

By Guest Blogger Hillary Zaken “You have a tree in your house?” my mother asked me. “Why on earth would you have a tree in your Jewish home?” Just for the...

Let Your Heart Be Light

By Guest Blogger Andrea Ropko Do you want to take the kids to see Santa tonight? This is not an appropriate 6:12am question. My husband and I have been married for...

Raising Siblings Who Like Each Other

By Guest Blogger Clare Jordan A friend recently asked me how our twins get along together so well. I’ve often said that for two people who’ve spent almost every...

10 Life Skills Your Child Should Learn by Age 10

By Guest Blogger Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed, Chief Academic Officer, The Sunshine House Kids grow up fast. Before you know it, your 2-year-old will be a 16-year-old driving...

The Cost of Cheating

By Guest Blogger Lisa Doss Over the past couple of years, I have found myself instilling the same message in my daughter, as I once said to my middle school students:...

Thankful They’re Paying Attention

By Laura Simon I was driving my boys to swim team practice when the car in front of me slammed on the brakes. Actually, he did it three of four times before pulling...