Many parents’ first instinct when a child reaches her teens is to clamp down on the rules. Suddenly, we want to run background checks on all her friends, accompany her on every trip to the mall, and listen in on her phone calls. But far from keeping a teen safe, turning up the Strict Meter only drives behavior underground. Stuff is still going on – you just no longer see it.
Are you sleep-deprived? Sleep Expert Rebecca Michi shares what a significant impact sleep-deprivation has on our mental health and weight gain.
To raise children ready for the challenges of the 21st century, we must let go of what was right for us and trust that what is right for our children may be quite different. Our job is to trust, and therefore raise, our children’s capabilities, competence and resiliency so they grow strong and flexible in […]
With a new school year coming soon, it’s time to think about helping our children be as successful as they can be. That includes resisting the temptation either to push children beyond their means so they fear never meeting up to expectations or to neglect staying involved so they feel unimportant. In other words, it […]
Many parents pack sack lunches for their children to avoid unhealthy cafeteria food. But many traditional sack lunches are just as unhealthy as cafeteria food. Nutritionist for the hit TV show "The Biggest Loser", Cheryl Forberg, shares how to pack a healthy sack lunch for your child.