What Makes Kids Care? Teaching Gentleness in a Violent World

What Makes Kids Care? Teaching Gentleness in a Violent World

What Makes Kids Care? Teaching Gentleness in a Violent World

In a world where violence and cruelty seem to be common and almost acceptable, many parents wonder what they can do to help their children to become kinder and gentler—to develop a sense of caring and compassion for others. Raising…

13 Tips for Battling the Back-to-School Blues

13 Tips for Battling the Back-to-School Blues
It's that time of year again! August is here, and that means the back-to-school sales start crowding our favorite stores, reminding us that the school year is quickly approaching. Going back to school can often be a challenging time for our...

College and the Parenting Role Shift

College and the Parenting Role Shift
The FASFA forms have been successfully completed, college roommate assignments received, dorm room supplies purchased, and yet… The shift in roles when sending a child away to college is as scary and significant as the change in roles when you...

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Back-to-School Anxiety

As the summer season winds down, stores begin to fill with back-to-school sales. The days ahead will be coupled with excited children ready to pick out their attire and supplies for the coming school year. Many children will also wrestle…

Emotionally Supporting Your Soon-to-Be-College Student

Emotionally Supporting Your Soon-to-Be-College Student
Transitioning to college is a huge adjustment, both academically as well as emotionally. For parents, it can be difficult to know how to best help your soon-to-be-college-student during this challenging time, especially when the school is far away from home....

How to Help Children and Teens Manage their Stress

How to Help Children and Teens Manage their Stress

In the short term, stress can push a child to practice for her piano recital or inspire a teen to study when he’d rather be out with friends. But chronic stress is different. Left unchecked, long-term stress can contribute to…

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits
Middle school is more academically rigorous than elementary school. Homework becomes more intense and may take a couple hours each night. Teens may need extra support in the beginning of the year as they learn to make this adjustment. Parents,...

8 Tips for Helping Children with Back to School Concerns

8 Tips for Helping Children with Back to School Concerns
Back to school can be an exciting time, but it’s common for children to be a bit anxious about it, too. After all, they will have new teachers, new routines, etc. They may be worried about a lot of unknowns...

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College

5 Tips for Sending Your Child Off to College
As your child prepares to head off to college, you may both be experiencing a range of conflicting emotions. Excitement. Elation. Trepidation. Sadness. Life is full of confusing transitions like this, isn’t it? However, “Confusing” does not have to mean...