November 8, 2011 | Reggie Joiner | I personally think it’s important to be intentional about showing gratitude every day. We all look forward to our annual celebrations each year to celebrate the big and little things that have happened in our life. But if we live our lives without looking for ways to demonstrate gratitude more…

November 8, 2018 | Cara Martens |  As parents, we are constantly trying to find the right balance between the extremes. Hands on or hands off? Am I doing too much? Or am I doing too little? I’m a parent with children in three very different stages: My youngest son is in elementary school, my…

November 5, 2018 | Ted Lowe | 0 Comments My name is Ted. My daughter’s name is Teddie. Ted and Teddie are a lot alike. In fact, my wife calls us “the Teds” because what is true about one of us is often true about both of us. We are both sensitive for others ….

November 7, 2018 | Amy Fenton |  The Saga If you have any contact with a kid over age 8, I’m sure you have heard of Fortnite. If not, simply say that word around a kid and you will get a reaction. Especially boys. It is the latest and greatest in the App Store, Xbox,…

November 19, 2012 | Jenna Scott | 0 Comments Sesame Street was right, Cooperation makes it happen! As a mom of four, I can attest that chaos reigns when no one is getting along and everyone is trying to do their own thing. On the flip side, it knocks my socks off to see what can be achieved when…

Written by Dan Istvanik “Orange justice!” your daughter screams as you pour her morning glass of orange juice, followed by a display of crazy dance moves. Sitting at “Parent Day” at school, your child’s teacher says “Brain Break” and immediately every child in the room jumps up and starts swinging their arms wildly as she…

Though I do try to be grateful throughout the year, I really appreciate the general air of gratitude that pervades the month of November. I want to take advantage of this to boost my family’s focus on thankfulness. One easy way to do this is to engage in gratitude activities. These take many forms, so…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. Emerging psychological research from Michigan State University suggests fond memories of childhood are  linked to better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses in adulthood. “We know that memory plays a huge part in how we make sense of the world — how we organize…

November 1, 2018 | Dr. Jim Burns |  Here it comes, right on cue! It’s November already, and the Christmas commercials have started appearing on television, stores are all decked with holly, and your kids are probably already begging for new “stuff” under the Christmas tree. For many of us, the holiday season is a…

February 22, 2016 | Dan Scott | How often as parents do we hear ourselves saying, “Just work together. Can’t you cooperate?” Sometimes we want to pull our hair out wondering if our kids will ever cooperate. And in those calm, introspective moments as a parent (we have those, right?), we have to ask ourselves, “Do I…