6 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Be Inclusive

Global Diversity Practice defines diversity as "empowering people by respecting and appreciating what makes them different" and "[allowing] for the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment." Furthermore, the website provides a simple definition of inclusion: "Inclusion is a sense of belonging. Inclusive cultures make people feel respected and valued for who they are as an individual or group." Diversity and inclusion are terms that are becoming more and … [Read more...]

Simple Changes For the Home to Create a More Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle

As we become more and more aware of the dangers of climate change in our society, it's very likely you may be looking for ways to make your home life more environmentally friendly. If this is the case, here are some suggestions for you. Creating a more eco-friendly home life doesn't have to be all that difficult. In fact, there are a few quick, simple changes you can make that will make a big difference in your home. Your Appliances One of the quickest and easiest ways to accomplish a more … [Read more...]

5 Safety Drills and Protocols Your Family Needs to Go Over

Your family's safety is your number one priority. While it's not healthy to constantly worry about your children's well-being, it is important to be aware of what can go wrong. Consider going over safety protocols and practicing these safety drills with your family to ensure everyone in your household knows what to do in the case of an emergency. Burglar Break-In and Stranger Danger Out of the approximate 2.5 million break-ins per year, home burglaries account for over 65% of them. Do your … [Read more...]

Clever Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About Dental Care

Most of us know that protecting our health is important. But while almost 60 million Americans participated in running, jogging, and trail running in 2017, protecting your health comes down to more than just exercise. It's also important to prioritize dental health -- and to start those habits early. But that's easier said than done when your kids view brushing their teeth as an annoying chore. To that end, here are just a few clever ways you can get them excited about dental care. Get Fun … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Document Positive Experiences From 2020 With Your Family

2020 was a difficult year for many families. The pandemic caused financial hardship and growing concerns for the health of ourselves and others throughout the country and world. While it was a year full of hardships, there were surely momentous events and happy moments, such as the birth of a new family member, the purchase of a new home, a child's A+ report card, and the completion of family DIY crafts and projects. To remember 2020 and the happy memories associated with it, document the … [Read more...]

3 Important Steps to Take When Moving With Your Child

Moving is overwhelming, especially if you're moving to a new city rather than simply a new neighborhood. You'll not only need to get settled into your new house and meet new people but also potentially adjust to a new job and definitely a new social scene. But all of this gets even more complex when you're moving with kids. As a general rule, most kids don't necessarily like to move. Moving to a new city can be scary to them, putting them in a new school district and forcing them to make new … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Get Your Kids Engaged With Their Community

If you want to make sure that your kids understand the importance of engaging with and helping out their community, you can start now. Although there aren't as many volunteer opportunities as usual due to coronavirus, there are still many ways that you and your entire family can help out your community. Below are a few ideas that you try out today. 1. Donate Unwanted Toys No matter what age your kids are, they are likely to have outgrown some of their toys. Once they're able to fully … [Read more...]

Safe Driving Tips to Share With Your Teen Driver

When your teen obtains his or her driver's license, your response is probably normal to that of any other parent: it's nerve-wracking. Imagining your teen driving on their own or with passengers may include visions of unsafe driving habits. While you can't control what your teen does while they're driving on their own, you can speak to them about safe driving habits. By having a proper conversation where you can explain important information and tips but not placing blame or distrust, your teen … [Read more...]