Dad’s New Role

Dad’s New Role

A friend of mine was recently out with his two daughters when a stranger approached and kindly complimented him for taking the time to babysit his children. He was frustrated with this well-intentioned comment because as he put it, “I’m not babysitting, I’m...
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....
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...
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...