Parenting Tips

Advice for raising well-balanced children

When you left the hospital to take your newborn home for the first time, you may have hoped that the baby bag contained some kind of manual giving parental advice on how to handle the next 18-plus years. Then you remembered that babies don't come with a set of instructions for parents on how to teach a child values, resolve a conflict with a sibling or help a child study for an upcoming test. Our tips for parents can help prepare you for various situations, as well as provide ideas for activities that you can enjoy as a family.

  1. Bring Green Living to Life: Raising Eco-Friendly Kids

    Family Living Green By RecyclingIt seems like everywhere you turn these days, people are talking about “going green.” From using less energy to reducing carbon footprints, buying organic to using fewer chemicals, an earth-friendly lifestyle is in the news – and it looks like this trend is here to stay. And, while green living ideas range from the practical – taking your own, reusable bags to the grocery store – to the slightly more out-there – wearing clothing made from bacteria – one of the best ways for parents to ensure that there’s a sustainable future for their children is by modeling green living behaviors.

    Set a green example for your kids by following these simple living green tips, and soon you’ll have a house full of eco-friendly kids!

  2. The Best Parenting Blogs and Tips On Starting Your Own

    Couple Writing a Parenting Blog on LaptopStarting a family is an especially exciting time, but settling into parenting can find moms and dads feeling overwhelmed and wondering how other parents manage. While the reasons for starting a parenting blog can be as diverse as the individuals who started them, each parenting blog serves a loyal group of readers who look to them for practical advice, humor, encouragement and a sense of community.

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  3. Helping Busy Parents Balance Family, Work and Life

    Family Multi-TaskingImagine how easy parenting would be if your children did what you wanted them to do without having to be asked over and over again. Imagine balancing things such as helping them with their homework, cleaning their room, taking out the garbage, emptying the dishwasher, picking up toys, mowing the lawn, walking the dog, and putting their dirty clothes into the hamper – as they all the while tell you how grateful they are for everything you do for them each and every day.

  4. Operation Organization: How to Organize Your Home

    A Well-Organized HomeHave you ever looked around your home and felt overwhelmed by the clutter invading your space? Toys, games and puzzles are all over the floor. Mail is piling up on the table. Pencils, crayons, and coloring books are messily shoved into the drawer just to get them out of the way. If that describes your home, here are several tips on how to organize your home.

    First recognize that everything in your home should have its own place. If you don’t believe that, you will never get organized. Second, understand that every home, no matter how big or small, can be organized. Third, take action. Thinking about organizing your home won’t actually get rid of the clutter. So, without any further ado, here are tips on how to organize your home.

  5. Helpful Hints for a Healthy Homework Routine

    Young Boy Doing His HomeworkWouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a magic potion that made children excited about homework? In the meantime, here are some tips to develop a healthy homework routine that will work for both you and your kids.

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