Essentials of Writing a Nanny Contract

Hiring a nanny is a serious undertaking that requires careful consideration and due diligence. A nanny must be very trustworthy, seeing as this person will be given the responsibility to care for your children. Once the right person is found, it is important that nothing disturb the relationship you’ve spent time cultivating. A contract’s purpose […]

Long Distance Parenting:
How Your Children Will Still Know You Despite the Distance

Long distance relationships are not only limited to the romantic or friendly kind. Long distance parenting is another reality of our modern world, especially for those parents who only want the best for their children. Kids growing up without really knowing one or both parents is becoming common due to the fact that work is […]

Five Ways to Use Technology to Stay in Contact With Family

One of the main benefits of technology is that it has allowed people to stay in touch. The Internet, cell phones and computers all make instant communication possible from anywhere in the world. Families should take advantage of this modern technology. We no longer have to wait days or weeks to send and return letters, […]

Addiction: 5 Ways Parents Can Be The Strongest Influence On Children

Addiction and substance abuse can be a huge struggle for young teens and can have a huge impact on the family. Taking a pro-active approach and being open and honest with your children will help them avoid or overcome this obstacle to their happiness. Help Them Find Good Peer Groups Teens are highly influenced by […]

Building a Better Student: Is That Writing?

The middle school writing assembly had gone well, with an energized audience and a fun exchange of ideas. Then a young man raised his hand. “I want to write a comic book? Does that count as writing?” My answer aggravated a few adults in the back of the room. The same issue arose when I […]

The Benefits of Family Meetings

In some families the only communication that happens is when we’re passing one another in the hall or going out the door or at bedtime when everyone is tired. Everyone goes and does their own thing without really seeing each other. And so communication breaks down because no one is taking the time to talk […]