Elaine Ambrose: Why We Don’t Do Halloween Anymore

This Halloween, I choose not to be assaulted by marauding packs of greedy teenagers who terrorize the neighborhood and think I owe them free candy to stuff into their dirty pillowcases Read more: Halloween, Halloween Costumes, Parenting, Holidays, Tradition, Humor, Grandchildren, Why We Dont Do Halloween, Voices, Parenting post50, Fifty News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Sarah Walzer: Bridging the School Readiness Gap Through Play

For those of us who have been leading the rallying cry to commit greater resources to early childhood education, we are living in encouraging times. The national focus on the word “gap” and the push for universal pre-K, in particular, should be celebrated and supported. Now, we also need to focus on those who are ...

Mommy Nearest: What I’ll Miss Most About Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

It’s all different now and in some ways it’s better because, man, have I missed showering. But as I assemble my day of exercising, working and generally keeping busy, I realize it will probably never be quite as full as it was before. For better and for worse. Read more: Parenting, Stay-at-Home Moms, Sahm, Stay-at-Home ...

Reem Kassis: The Biggest (and Best) Difference Between Baby #1 and Baby #2

When I worry about parenting, life, and a million other little things, I see how in-love my oldest is with her little sister and I know that for the rest of their lives they will both know an amazing sense of love, safety and connection — and that calms me down. Read more: Parenting, Happiness, ...

Brian Watkins: What Can Parents Learn From Video Games?

Have you ever sat down and played Minecraft with an 8 year old? It is astounding how fast they pick up new concepts and geometric construction techniques. There are some amazing things being built, and shared, just in that community alone. Read more: Kids, Trophy, Gaming, Minecraft, American Dream, Improvement, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Entertainment News ...

Tamar Chansky: Parents Are Not Perfect: What to Do When the Wrong Words Come Out of Your Mouth

Sometimes pointing out a problem (such as negativity or stubbornness) invites a child to do more of what they were already doing that we didn’t like. If we put out the welcome mat for what we’d actually like to see, it might actually happen. Read more: Parenting, Respect, Conflict Resolution, Flexibility, Assertiveness, Frustration-Management, Stress-Management, Parent-Child ...

The Link Between Parenting and Leadership

The Link Between Parenting and Leadership
A growing body of research confirms that the more time and attention children get from their parents, the better off they’ll be in life and at work.

Jessica Dimas: 6 Questions I Ask Myself About Potential Mom Friends

I don’t ask for much, which is why there are only six qualities I consider as requirements if we are going to jump into mom-friendship together. Read more: Moms, Parenting, Mothering, Friendship, Parents-Moms, Mom Friends, Voices, Parents-Having-a-Baby, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog

Jay Scott: From One Parent of a Child With Cancer to Another

This is a letter I am writing from myself as one parent of a child with cancer to another parent of a child with cancer. This letter is not meant to scare anyone, but instead hopes the parent’s transition into this new life of having a child with cancer will be a little bit easier. ...

Katy Allred: This New Book Helps Children Find a Quiet Place Inside

Sometimes it seems as if children thrive in noise and chaos, but they need quiet, calm moments as much as anyone else. They may simply be unable to recognize this in the moments they need it the most. Read more: Children’s Books, Book Reviews, Mindfulness, Meditation, Parenting, Healthy Living, GPS for the Soul, Books News ...