How to make family meetings successful: 6 family meeting rules

How to make family meetings successful: 6 family meeting rules

How to make family meetings successful: 6 family meeting rules
When was the last time you held a family meeting? Probably a long time ago. We get it. If we’re honest, don’t we all groan when we see a meeting pop up on our calendar? That notification reminds us of all the not-productive-in-any-way or boring meetings we’ve all sat through. […]

Preventing post trick-or-treating meltdowns

Preventing post trick-or-treating meltdowns

Preventing post trick-or-treating meltdowns
As a parent you’re probably both looking forward to and dreading Halloween. You can’t wait to see your child all dressed up and the excitement on their face as they get their Halloween candy haul. But, there is something about the day that turns your normally well behaved child turn into a little hellion—and that you’re not looking forward too!
For many children they’ve been anticipating Halloween for weeks or even months. […]

7 questions about eating disorders answered

7 questions about eating disorders answered

7 questions about eating disorders answered
Eating disorders affect millions. Having eating disorder awareness allows for understanding and compassion when someone you know suffers. It also allows you to know the common warning signs to know what to look out for in someone you think may have an eating disorder.
​1. What are eating disorders?
Let’s get one thing straight. Eating disorders are NOT lifestyle choices. Rather eating disorders are a serious mental illness that deals with a person’s eating behaviors. Someone who suffers from an eating disorder often has other psychological disorders. […]

Establishing healthy eating habits: a “My Plate” activity for kids

Establishing healthy eating habits: a “My Plate” activity for kids

Establishing healthy eating habits: a “My Plate” activity for kids
Have you ever struggled with establishing healthy eating habits for your kids?
If I left it up to Little Man, every meal would consist of ice cream and cupcakes. I can’t blame him—sometimes I feel the same way. Still, it’s my job as the mom to help him understand the importance of eating a variety of foods (especially ones that are actually healthy). […]

We must speak up about abuse

We must speak up about abuse

We must speak up about abuse
In the last couple of days the phrase #MeToo has flooded social media with men and women speaking out against the sexual abuse they’ve suffered. It’s been both inspiring and saddening to see how many people have experienced sexual abuse in some form.
Which is why I was so incredibly angry when I saw some advertising a t-shirt on Facebook that said, “wooden spoon survivor.” The shirt is meant to be a joke that even though their parents “disciplined” them with a wooden spoon they still turned out ok. […]

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Month: October 2017