How A Young Bully Is Born

How A Young Bully Is Born
  There's a fine line between thoughtless or selfish actions and true bullying among young children. If your child is a preschooler, their overly assertive actions may simply be a way of testing the boundaries of what's acceptable. They are still learning basic social skills and figuring out how to manage their own emotions. To some extent, easing and grabbing are part of every little kid's development. At this age, a kid acts less deliberately ...

5 signs you are an awesome parent

5 signs you are an awesome parent
  Parents often worry they are not doing a good job.  We hold ourselves to impossibly high standards as we guide our children to adulthood and compare ourselves to other parents. We look for measurable signs to validate how we are doing raising our children. The old saying, "you won't know if you did a good job with your child until they are 35" has some truth to it.We all want our children to become well-functioning successful adults and someti

13 Reasons Why: Pros and Cons

"13 Reasons Why" is a popular Netflix series based on a 2007 young adult novel by Jay Asher. The show premiered in March 2017. As viewership grew, particularly among high school aged children, parents and educators became increasingly anxious. Critics say the show romanticizes suicide, while supporters argue the series opens the door for good conversations and helps kids realize they are not alone in their feelings. The story line follows Hannah Baker, ...

Parenting Advice Then and Now

Parenting Advice Then and Now
  Raising kids is stressful for moms who want to do the best job they can.  It seems your doctor says one thing, but your parents and grandparents give completely conflicting advice. What you all have in common is you want the baby to be healthy and happy. The older generations mean well, but have very different ideas about exactly how a child should be parented. Why is this? The answer is that parenting trends change frequently. Recommendati...

If You Happen To See A Scarf Tied Up Around Your Town This Holiday – Here’s What It Means

If You Happen To See A Scarf Tied Up Around Your Town This Holiday – Here’s What It Means
There's a new trend happening around the country and it catching on like wildfire! No, people aren't trying to make trees and lightpoles more fashionable.... It's something much more heartwarming than that! Thousands of people from all across the nation are taking their old scarves, or making their own handmade and versions, tying them around the base of trees in parks, along city roads and in neighborhoods. These scarves are generously left for hom...

Why Recycling Matters

Why Recycling Matters
  Recycling is a daily activity for more than 100 million Americans and a great way to protect our environment and stimulate our economy. Recycling and Resusing saves resources, prevents pollution, supports public health, and creates jobs. Be Nice to Your World - Do it for your children!   Did you know… Nearly 90% of what we throw away could potentially be recovered through reuse,recycling or composting. More Americans recycle than vot