Archive for January, 2014

Tension and Homework

If tensions grow between parent and child when doing homework relationships can suffer. Whenever possible it is important to take a break and get help from another parent, relative, after school center or older student.
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A Few Ideas to Help Co Parenting after Divorce Go Smoothly

Sorting through the many complexities of co parenting after a separation or divorce can be overwhelming and extraordinarily stressful. One of the many challenges can be managing the understandably raw emotions that come after such
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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Setting Limits

Here are three things to keep in mind when setting a limit for your child: 1. stay calm – tension usually breeds more tension. 2. use as few words as possible to explain your idea
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4 Ideas that Can Help Establish Smooth Bedtime Routines

Getting children to bed in a timely way can be a challenge. Here are four ideas that can help.

The Importance of Physical Activity in Winter

It is important for families to set aside time for some outdoor physical activity every day – even in winter. If parents are away from home for long periods ensuring that a babysitter or after
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It’s Working

A parents of tweens group I lead had been discussing common concerns of middle school moms and dads; juggling the demands of school work and home life and handling the emotional ups and downs of
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A New Year’s Resolution for Parents

I suggest remembering that all of the efforts you have made in your child’s direction have made a difference. (Even when your attempts to communicate were less than ideal and the results took way too
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