As parents, we are no strangers to stress. From the late nights with infants to the challenges of adolescence, we feel it. But we know better than to let it affect us too much. After all, stress is bad. It wreaks havoc on our bodies and can even cause us to lash out
Have you ever felt like you are raising a bunch of untamed animals? Well, maybe the idea isn’t so far fetched after all. It turns out there’s a lot we can learn about parenting from careful observation of the animal kingdom. This week we have the privilege of talking with Dr.
Summer is finally here. Many of us will head off to the beach to play in the sun and the surf. We’re ready to cash in those hard earned vacation days and enjoy some well deserved relaxation. But as parents we can’t let our guard down entirely, especially around bodies
Some people love their jobs. Others, not so much. But with the cost of college sky high and the responsibility of a family it can feel impossible to change careers for most dads. Until now. In this episode John Morris teaches us how (with a little desire) we can break
Failure is the enemy. At least that’s what we’ve been taught. And we in turn teach it to our own kids. But the truth is, failing is a very necessary part of the learning process. As a society we have come to try to protect our children from failing and
Ah… the teenage years. This is the time kids, especially girls, become notoriously challenging. The switch gets flipped and the amount of drama around the house increase tenfold overnight. Well, maybe that’s a small exaggeration. But the fact is many people dread the years they will have to deal with their
Sleep. It’s something that has plagued parents from the beginning of time. Whether it’s getting enough yourself or a baby waking up 5 times a night, sleep can become a central topic for every parent. As your kids get older it gets even harder with all the negotiations and bartering.
We know reading to our kids is important. And we also want them to learn to enjoy reading on their own. And why not? After all, reading is the single biggest predictor of future success. And we all want our children to go on to great things. But there’s a
Kids and devices. This topic just won’t go away. Honestly though, how can it? With the always on, always connected nature of our society today is it any wonder our kids are following suit? Maybe we need to stop and think about how this will affect their well being. This
Princesses, rainbows, and unicorns. That’s the majority of what you find on the book shelves for girls these days. But all little girls are different. Some of them don’t want another run of the mill princess-gets-rescued-by-the-prince story. Nope. They want something new, something different, something… exciting! Enter The Pinkaboos. Since Jake