Guide to 60+ Local Spray Grounds and Splash Parks
June 19, 2017 – 9:00 am | 104 Comments

Spray park, Splash park, Spray ground…
Whatever term you use it is a place for children to have fun and beat the Texas heat! A spray ground is a zero-depth play area where water sprays from …

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Ten Parenting Tips Just for Dads
May 25, 2017 – 6:58 am | One Comment
Ten Parenting Tips Just for Dads

10 Ways Dads can be more involved in parenting their kids
by Jennifer M. Koontz
Let’s face it, sometimes fathers feel a bit left out. They may feel a little unsure of their abilities in the parenting …

Using Technology to Get Kids Outdoors
April 26, 2017 – 6:59 pm | No Comment
Using Technology to Get Kids Outdoors

Combining Outdoor Play with Technology to Get Kids Outdoors
Getting kids outdoors can be a struggle in today’s world of tablets, TVs, cell phones, iPods and other gadgets. Here are a few tips on using technology …

8 Tips on Helping Your Kids Achieve an Attitude for Success
December 29, 2016 – 8:28 am | 2 Comments
8 Tips on Helping Your Kids Achieve an Attitude for Success

8 strategies for building abundance attitudes in your kids

Are You a Hypocritical Parent?
November 5, 2016 – 7:50 am | No Comment
Are You a Hypocritical Parent?

How to Avoid Being a Hypocritical Parent
You are your child’s first teacher.  You teach them to talk and walk, what to eat, how to read and how to bully other children.  Wait, what?  Children will …

6 Tips on How to Handle Power Struggles with your Children
November 4, 2016 – 8:00 am | No Comment
6 Tips on How to Handle Power Struggles with your Children

Ways to Handle Power Struggles with Your Kids
All children love to engage parents in power struggles at one time or another, but they commonly end up being no-win situations as the parent and child each …

How to Handle Reluctant Learners
September 18, 2016 – 2:00 pm | No Comment
How to Handle Reluctant Learners

Reluctant Learners: Keep your Son Engaged with Learning
Parents of boys are more aware than anyone when their bright, eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade, after which they go from engaged to unengaged, …

Units of Concern: Taking Ownership of Your Kids’ Responsibilities
August 24, 2016 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
Units of Concern: Taking Ownership of Your Kids’ Responsibilities

Minimize Units of Concern by Allowing Kids to Take Ownership of Their Responsibilities
 
Have you ever noticed that when you want your kids (or spouse or anyone, for that matter) to get something done,  that the …

How to Keep Your Sanity When It’s Back-to-School Time
August 19, 2016 – 9:12 am | No Comment
How to Keep Your Sanity When It’s Back-to-School Time

5 Tips for Mom’s Back-to-School Sanity
1.  Heal self-defeating thoughts: “I stunk at math and my kids will stink too!” This was my greatest self-sabotaging thought as a Mom, and I had to heal! As Moms …

5 Infant Safety Tips
May 10, 2016 – 2:11 pm | No Comment
5 Infant Safety Tips

5 Tips for Infant Safety
Having a newborn child in the house should be a time of joy for new parents. These easy-to-follow tips can alleviate some of the natural worry of infancy and help you keep …

Top 5 Reasons Teens Put Off Doing Homework
April 14, 2016 – 10:22 am | No Comment
Top 5 Reasons Teens Put Off Doing Homework

Why Teens Procrastinate with their Homework
Homework:  it’s rare to find a teen that enjoys it.  What’s not rare?  A teen that is quite skilled at waiting until the last minute to do it, which causes …