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Helpful Tips for Parents Who Want to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids

Helpful Tips for Parents Who Want to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids

At what age do I need to tend to the emotional needs of my child? What should I do to help my child be emotionally healthy? These are questions many parents have. Find out in this article how you can go against the odds of the declining mental health in our children, and be proactive in your parenting today.

Mentally Healthy Boys Have Parents Who do This

Mentally Healthy Boys Have Parents Who do This

As parents, we create a lens for our children to look through. This lens, good or bad, will shape how they view the world. It will guide them in processing their emotions, having healthy relationships, and standing firm in what they believe.

5 Things You Should Tell Your Son Every Day

5 Things You Should Tell Your Son Every Day

We all love to hear affirming and encouraging words, no matter who it comes from, no matter what our age. But parents, in particular, have an extraordinary impact on their children, so hearing those words from you will be the most influential.

8 Things a Girl Needs From Her Mom (Guest Post by Jaimee Troyer)

8 Things a Girl Needs From Her Mom  (Guest Post by Jaimee Troyer)

Including modelling self-awareness, self-care, and learning how to say no, Jaimee Troyer (writer for Hope in Affliction Blog about Adoption and Parenting) points out the many things your daughter needs from you as her mom.

Why Your Child Should Start Journaling (Printable Journals Included)

Why Your Child Should Start Journaling (Printable Journals Included)

The lost art of journaling. I remember when I was a kid, and writing in my diary was what I looked forward to every day. I would draw, share my feelings, and the monumental events of my simple little homeschooled life. One entry was describing my little pet stink bug, kept safely with twigs and leaves in my pink Caboodle.

Find out how you can get your child to start journaling today, and why it’s so important.

Mentally Preparing Your Child for School

Mentally Preparing Your Child for School

There are vital steps you can take to prepare your kids for school, no matter the grade or age. AS parents, it is our job to mentally and emotionally educate your children as to what they will face in each specific grade. Learn what you can do to help them succeed in school and in life.

21 Unique and Fun Summer Activities to do as a Family

21 Unique and Fun Summer Activities to do as a Family

Looking for some unique and creative ideas for family time this summer? Check out 21 different things to do this summer with your kids. Keep them occupied and have fun doing it! Don’t let your summer get away from you without trying these active and outdoor activities.

Emotionally Healthy Children Have Parents Who Do These 7 Things

Emotionally Healthy Children Have Parents Who Do These 7 Things

Emotionally stable and mentally strong kids all have a few things in common — they have parents that do these 7 things. Not only is it important to meet their emotional needs, but also to model for them what being a healthy person is.

What to do When Your Baby is Sick - 10 Must Have Products to Keep on Hand

What to do When Your Baby is Sick - 10 Must Have Products to Keep on Hand

As a mom, it’s one of the worst things to witness — your helpless, little sick baby, unable to sleep and as fussy as can be. With an eight year old and 9 month old, I’ve had my share of sick kiddos. And there is something I feel as though I can share as to what items to have in hand and some great remedies for sick infants.

How to Make Mothers Day Special - 8 of the Best Personalized Etsy Gift Ideas for Your Wife or Mom in 2019

How to Make Mothers Day Special - 8 of the Best Personalized Etsy Gift Ideas for Your Wife or Mom in 2019

Are you looking for a way to make Mothers Day special and memorable for the woman who is always there for you? Whether she is your wife or mom, these incredible creative, personalized, and handmade Etsy gifts are where it’s at in 2019.

5 Ways to Help Your Young Boy Thrive in School

5 Ways to Help Your Young Boy Thrive in School

Your son is up against a lot at school—his piers, his education, learning to do life. It’s enough to make them feel overwhelmed and defeated. What do you do when your child is struggling in school? In order to know exactly what’s going on in his school life, and help improve his performance, there are a few things to consider — and it doesn’t involve trying to get him to be perfect. One of the worst things you can do, is expect perfection. To figure out what your son needs that will motivate, inspire, and drive him to succeed, is to do these things I wrote bout in this article, which involves ingraining yourself into his school atmosphere.

5 Questions to Ask Your Child to get them to Open Up to You

5 Questions to Ask Your Child to get them to Open Up to You

Getting your children to open up and talk about their feelings is no easy task. But something we neglect to address is the possibility that you might not be listening. When they don’t feel hear, why would they feel safe to share their heart and open up on a deeper level. Age is also a huge factor when it comes to how and when they will open up—when they are little, in most cases, children will open up fairly unprovoked—so listening and being attentive in their younger years will make a huge difference for when they get older.

How to be a GREAT Parent - 5 Things Your Child Needs in Today's Culture

How to be a GREAT Parent - 5 Things Your Child Needs in Today's Culture

I have always been so hard on myself as a mother. It's good in a way because I know that I won't ever let myself settle for what my child deserves, but it’s also bad because I lay awake some nights wishing I had reacted differently, and then obsess about how guilty I feel.

What a Boy Needs From His Mom - 5 Things Your Son Needs You To Do For Him

What a Boy Needs From His Mom - 5 Things Your Son Needs You To Do For Him

What do boys need from their mom? Raising boys is no easy task, but it’s an amazing privilege. With its responsibility, comes many fears that we as mothers have for our son’s. We have a lot of influence in how our son sees himself, lives his life, and makes his choices. It’s important to know how to nurture his manhood, without coddling his every move. A boy desires adventure, and at no point should we hinder that with our fears. Prepare your son for the world he will grow up in, and not the world you want him to grow up in.

List of Gift Ideas for the Eco-Friendly, All-Natural, and Picky Moms to be in 2019

List of Gift Ideas for the Eco-Friendly, All-Natural, and Picky Moms to be in 2019

It’s hard to know what to get for a new mom, especially if you aren’t a mom yourself. And these days, it’s important to note that most moms are very eco conscious, as well as fragrance, chemical and plastic free when it comes to everything surrounding their precious child. I know because I am one of them. Here is a list of items that are amazing and unique gift ideas for your mom friend that is sure to wow her.

Baby Must Haves For The Busy Mom

Baby Must Haves For The Busy Mom

Taking care of a newborn is no joke, so to make things a bit easier for you busy moms who need a little extra time to get stuff done, here are a few items that have really helped me get going with my busy life. If you aren’t careful, getting supplies for baby can get very quickly out of hand. From the baby swing, to the diaper changer, to the activity pad, diapers, baby bath - the list goes on. Before you know it your house looks more like a baby day care center and less like a home.