Getting Kids Ready for Summer Camp

Getting Kids Ready for Summer Camp

by Rick Lite As the school year winds down, some parents are shifting their focus towards preparing their kids for summer camp. Whether your kids are enrolled in a day camp or sleep-away, getting kids ready for summer camp with the physical items needed is essential....
Honestly! A Snowman at the Olympics?

Honestly! A Snowman at the Olympics?

The Olympics are here and most families are watching and talking about our Olympians! Parents and teachers can utilize this exciting platform to explore the attributes seen in our Olympians; honesty, commitment, teamwork, self- belief, and perseverance. Parents want...
Leaders Can Thrive at Work and Home

Leaders Can Thrive at Work and Home

by Kerry Wekelo Do you bring your work stress home? The American Institute of Stress states that 80% of workers feel stress on the job. Many are bringing that same stress home to their families, not realizing that children can sense when their parents are stressed....
9 Reasons Kids Calm Down Coloring

9 Reasons Kids Calm Down Coloring

by Lori Lite We’ve probably all witnessed how quickly kids calm down coloring no matter how active they were just a few moments ago. When we sit down at a restaurant, our children cheer up the moment the server places a coloring sheet and crayons in front of them....
ABCs of Decreasing Stress

ABCs of Decreasing Stress

By Lori Lite Reducing stress can be as easy as ABC for you and your family. This ABC list makes it fun for children to pick a letter, read, and implement a tip that will reduce stress for the day. When children step through the academic door to learning they also open...
That’s it! I’m self-publishing!

That’s it! I’m self-publishing!

by Ellen B. Alden I’ve never been good at waiting. After all, how do you move forward if you’re stuck in one place? My debut novel, a historical fiction entitled Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke, has been caught in “publishing purgatory” for seven months now, and I’m...
Preparing Siblings for the Arrival of New Baby:

Preparing Siblings for the Arrival of New Baby:

By Lori Lite  Any type of change can cause stress and that includes the arrival of a new baby. Preparing siblings ahead of time for the arrival of a new baby will decrease stress and increase joyful acceptance. Children might be wondering how the new baby will change...
Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables

Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables

By Kerry Wekelo I created If It Does Not Grow – Just Say No: Eatable Activities for Kids for children of all ages to discover how much fun they can have with fruits and vegetables.  As a mom, I want my kids to eat vegetables and other healthy foods. I found myself...
Emotional Intelligence Activity

Emotional Intelligence Activity

THE “FEELING FAMILY” BALLOON SACKS Happy, sad, angry, frustrated, excited, and even stressed.  Emotional intelligence is a vital skill in a child’s development. Understanding feelings and motivators are an integral part of daily life and a more highly tuned emotional...
Making Math Fun 

Making Math Fun 

Does the mention of math cause you and your children to cringe? Today’s parents, teachers, and psychologists know that making math fun reduces stress and enhances the learning experience. Students all over America are struggling with math and science. In a recent...