Explaining Tragedy to Children

How can we explain to our children events that don’t make sense to us? Following two simple rules can make the process a little bit easier: telling the truth and making sure the information given is appropriate for your child’s age. These two rules go hand in hand. For example, if your child asks about the recent events, do not …

Keeping Children Innocent

With all the influence in today’s world, it is important to many parents for their children to maintain their innocence.  Here are some ways that you as a parent can help your children maintain their innocence. 1. Monitor the radio – Lyrics, morning talk shows, and news reports can expose children to words and themes that are inappropriate for their …

Keep the Flame Burning!

How do you and your partner keep the flame burning?  Here are some easy and fun ways to keep your relationship strong without draining the bank account. 1. Have date night at home: Get take out, rent a good movie, take a bubble bath together with candles, and if possible, spruce up and sleep in the spare bedroom for a …

Screen Time

Its important to limit screen time with children, including television, video games, iPad’s, etc… Children that excessively engage in this behavior may be at risk for poor communication and social skills.  Increase use of these devices also limits a parent’s ability to interact directly with their child and in addition, places children at risk for unhealthy weight gain.  Be sure …

Change

Normally I prefer to post my original work, but I saw this on a church billboard and found it to be more than true: “Change is inevitable… growth is optional.” To me, this speaks volumes about those who choose to engage in life, learn about themselves and their relationships, and take responsibility for their life.