Things to Look For in a Quality Family Internet Filter

The World Wide Web is nearly ubiquitous, with a great majority of people across the world utilizing it on a daily basis. For experienced users, navigating away from the bad stuff on the Internet can be relatively simple. However, for children and even teenagers the...

How Grandparents Can Help Build Self Esteem

Raising healthy and happy children is not always the sole responsibility of the parents. Many grandparents also play an active role in raising the child, and they can help to build the self-esteem of a child from a very young age. When they do this, they not only help...

Cultivate Your Curiosity

I recently came across the following list written/compiled by David Heenan: Ten Keys to Life Fulfillment: 1. Listen to your heart 2. Take one step at a time 3. Deliver daily 4. Maintain a maverick mind-set 5. Focus, focus, focus 6. Never stop learning 7. Build a brain...

Awesome Avocado

Avocados are the most practical “go anywhere, eat anywhere” food. They do not need to be cooked, require no refrigeration, they come with their own carrying case and even have a built-in serving bowl! So next time you and your baby are on the go, drop an...

Deleting Your Facebook Account 101

How do I delete my Facebook account? I get asked this question every day. At my speeches, by my clients, by my friends and family. It used to be that people no longer wanted the mundane information overload that Facebook promotes. But now they are looking at it from a...

Is Your Caregiver Undermining Your Parenting?

We live in a time when so many of our kids are in childcare, and while there is a modicum of research that tells us that childcare is not detrimental to our children, it is well known that the people who care for our children can have a profound influence on our...

How Should I Punish My Kid?

A few Teen Commandments from Discipline Me Right: “Enforce rules upon children.” – “Thou shalt hold me accountable.” – “Punish when needed.” Parents ask, “Am I being too harsh?” “Am I being too...

How to Offer Children Choices Within Limits

Choices are the best tool for preventing and stopping power struggles and rebellion. There are a few ways that parents can run into problems, however, so here are a few guidelines for using choices effectively. Don’t give a choice if there is no choice. Do you...

Balancing Home and Work

Parents of today who are busy pursuing a career, maintaining a home and raising children face a complex balancing act. Parents wear many “hats” on a daily basis: they act as coaches, teachers, chauffeurs, guidance counsellors, health consultants, social...