Parenting Tips

Tips to get your child Back-to-school ready

Tips to get your child Back-to-school ready

With summer coming to a close and the new school year upon us, many families face the challenge of getting their children back-to-school ready.

Be more concerned about your child’s EQ than IQ

Be more concerned about your child’s EQ than IQ

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the process by which children learn to recognize, understand and manage their emotions.

Want to Raise Empathetic Kids? Get them a dog.

Want to Raise Empathetic Kids? Get them a dog.

One of the greatest lessons of my life came from a dog. It was Christmas Eve, 1989, and our house was burning to the ground.

How to teach a child to be optimistic

How to teach a child to be optimistic

We hear the cliches all the time: Look on the bright side! Think positive! Don't worry, be happy! And depending on our mood, we may respond, "Go jump in a lake"... or words to that effect.

The Smart Mom’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence

The Smart Mom’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence

I want to have a chat about your EQ. Not your IQ, but your emotional intelligence—because that is going to be a lot more important to your children’s well-being and success than your...

How to Avoid a Mommy Meltdown

How to Avoid a Mommy Meltdown

About a month ago, I was at an airport and I stopped to get something to eat before boarding. There was a mother...

Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood

Emotional Intelligence in Early Childhood

Here’s a staggering statistic: Kindergarten teachers report that more than 30% of children entering classrooms today...

Managing Your Child’s Meltdowns

Managing Your Child’s Meltdowns

Meltdowns certainly happen to kids of any age, but they are most prevalent in kids between two and four years of age...

Solutions for Siblings’ Squabbles

Solutions for Siblings’ Squabbles

Siblings squabbling: it’s not just a tongue twister! If you have more than one child, sibling rivalry is a likely...

Dealing with Mommy Guilt

Dealing with Mommy Guilt

Guilt. It’s no fun. It’s also inevitable, especially for parents. Why do you feel guilty? Maybe you feel like you’re...