Comparing Siblings: A Definite NO NO!

When you are a parent of more than one child, it is only natural to make comparisons between them.  The athletic one, the social one, the shy one, the smart one, the good one, and the list goes on.  However, it so important to remember that kids are unique and special no matter what their […]

Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate: 10 Tips

Our children are our everything. Sometimes they are hurting, sometimes they are sad, sometimes they need a parent to speak up for them when they don’t know how. It’s a new year and you might be wondering, “How can we advocate for our kids in a positive way?”  1. Never… scream, yell or shout when […]

The Gift of Giving

Yup, its that time of year again – Holiday Time! A time when every television commercial, radio station and magazine is flaunting all of the “BEST” toys and products for kids. During the holiday season, every time your children turn around they will see bright toys, the cutest dolls, latest technology, and the hottest clothing […]

Coming Together in a Time of Crisis

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I couldn’t think of any other topic that I wanted to write about. This past week has been a difficult one for so many. People without power, hot water, food, and let’s face it – no electronics for this generation is NOT easy for anyone to grasp! So it […]

Social Media for Kids

OK, parents, let’s face it – social media is here to stay! Whether you like it or not, it is a part of our kids’ future. At a recent round table discussion with parents and renowned children experts, we contemplated the positives and negatives of how social media is impacting our kids. Being a mom of […]

Soccer Parents, Chill Out!

At a recent soccer game for my six-year-old, I couldn’t help but observe on the sideline asone parent screamed at his child – along with the other kids on the team – telling them what to do, play by play, as the game went on. Now, I know that I am not the most competitive […]