3 Tips to Ensure Your Family Has a Good Bedtime Routine

Having a good bedtime routine can make all the difference in how your next morning starts. Do your kids stumble into the kitchen half asleep every morning? Are they night owls? If the answer to these questions are a resounding “yes,” it might be time to introduce the idea of trying to practice a good…

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Children and Media: How To Talk to Kids About Negative News

Children and media….it’s a serious topic to discuss. The influence of media on youth and their psychosocial development is extreme. Terrorism. School shootings. Sexual harassment allegations. There is a never-ending stream of negative content in the media today. Professional counselor Phyllis Fagell points out, “It’s not like terrorism is new or social difficulties are new.…

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Kid Entrepreneurs: 7 Ways How to Raise a Kid with Entrepreneurial Values

Kid entrepreneurs are on the rise in America and around the world. A matter of fact, a recent Gallup poll shared: “Nearly 8 in 10 students (77%) in grades 5 through 12 say they want to be their own boss, 45% say they plan to start their own business, and 42% say they will invent…

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Questions for Kids: 31 Questions you’ll Love Asking Your Kids [Infographic]

How many parents ask the same boring questions for kids? You know, like, “How was school?” “Great” [door slams] Dr. Lisa Damour shared with us, “Parents want to understand and get to know their kids and often we do that by asking them questions about how their day was. I think that parents are often…

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Fail Your Way to Success: The Gift of Failure for Teens

Fail your way to success

How do you “fail your way to success”? You may have seen the headline and thought, “What?! Failure as a GIFT for a kid?” Let’s be real, no one wants to fail. But failure is just a part of life. You don’t usually succeed the first time you do something. In fact, it would be…

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How to Teach your Kids about Money [FYI – Allowance Isn’t One of Them]

Do you know how to teach your kids about money? Think back to your childhood. Who taught you how to manage money? Who taught you to write a check? Who explained what compound interest is? You may have learned to write a check in Life Skills class in school or perhaps Mom and Dad showed…

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How to Make a Vision Board for Kids [A Magical Benefit You Should Know]

Visualization is one of the most powerful mental exercises you can do. Olympic athletes have been using it for decades to improve performance, and Psychology Today reported that the brain patterns activated when a weightlifter lifts heavy weights are also similarly activated when the lifter just visualizes lifting weights. So where do vision boards come into this? Well, they’re…

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Teen Safety: What Every Parent Needs to Know (and How to Reduce Risk)

Teen safety? It is probably no surprise to you that teens and young adults take greater risks than any other age group. In fact, you may look back and cringe at your own adolescent risk-taking. And if you’re feeling a sense of dread about teen safety, you’re not alone. Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH, Vice Chair for…

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3 Reasons Jobs for Teenagers Are Good [A Billionaire’s Lesson]

Jobs for Teenagers….Yes or No? First jobs aren’t necessarily fun. And they definitely aren’t indicative of your future employment! Even billionaires have had to start off with menial jobs before they found success in the world. Warren Buffet’s first job was running his own newspaper delivery business at the age of 13. Oprah Winfrey’s first…

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The Winning Mindset: 4 Lessons Michael Jordan Can Teach Your Kids

The winning mindset that Michael Jordan possesses is something all our children can learn from. The famous Gatorade commercial from the early 90’s made the slogan “Be like Mike” widely popular around the world. Interesting fun fact: This catchy little jingle, that continues to spur new product lines today for both Gatorade and Nike (and…

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