Family Vacation Time

How to Plan a Family Staycation

Planning a Family Staycation Thanks to the price of gas, the cost of food, and the economy in general, more and more families are choosing to stay near home for their vacations. Internet bloggers have coined a new word to describe this trend – “Staycation”! Staycations seem to be the latest trend in family-oriented “time [...]

Are You Talking To Me?

Why We Need To Make Eye Contact With Others

Why Your Children Need To Make Eye Contact When Talking To Others “I have realized how little eye contact we make with others as we rush through our day and how hard it actually is to be fully present in the moment…” – Coach Sabine Brandt from Making eye contact is an important element [...]

Teaching Your Kids to Think For Themselves

Teaching Your Kids To Think For Themselves

How do you teach your kids to think for themselves? Last week I had a great visit with a group of parents and grandparents about how to teach children to think for themselves. We all want that for our kids, don’t we. Let’s talk about 5 strategies for helping kids make wise decisions. 1. The [...]

Teachable Moments in Nature

7 Ways to Raise Grateful Children Instead of Entitled Kids

7  Ways to Raise Grateful Children Instead of Entitled, Spoiled Kids I’ve had several people ask me how they can help their children to be grateful for what they have instead of complaining about what they don’t have. If you think about it, gratitude is a learned behavior. It doesn’t come naturally to adults or [...]