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...]

5 Reasons You Should Consider Getting a Family Dog

Many families with young children or even babies try to decide whether getting a family dog is a good idea. Babies, toddlers, and young kids are a lot of work, and adding a dog on top of that can feel stressful. However, there are several reasons you should consider getting a family dog. Adults and children alike can benefit from dog ownership in a number of ways. Plus, dogs sure are cute! 1. Your Family Can Get More Exercise Dogs need time to run and play outside. They like to go on … [Read more...]

7 Things Your Teen Needs to Know Before Moving Out

Watching your child grow up is hard. Teaching your child how to drive and how to apply to college or a job are a few things you've gone over with your teen as they've been in high school. However, when it comes to approaching adulthood, your teen needs to understand a few things before they move out into the world on their own. If your teen plans to move out soon, here a few subjects you should consider going over before that day comes. 1. How to Make Appointments Many parents make … [Read more...]

5 Unique Career Paths for Your Teen to Consider

If your teenager is going to be finishing up high school in the spring, you are likely just as stressed as they are when it comes to figuring out post-graduation plans. Does your child want to go to college? Do they know what they would like to major in? Are they consider entering the workforce right away? Do they want to join the military? With an abundance of options, there is surely something that will fit your teen's interests and perhaps match their hobbies, too. Here are five unique career … [Read more...]

How to Spot Early Signs of Depression in Your Teen ?

Today, more teens than ever are experiencing depression and anxiety. It's important to start the conversation about mental health with teens in order to make it okay to talk about and help them feel more comfortable. Depression is one of the leading mental health issues in all ages, but for teens, untreated depression can lead to more issues later down the road. It's important for parents to be able to spot the early signs of depression in their teens, such as avoidant attachment style in … [Read more...]

Running Out of Ideas to Keep the Family Busy? Try These Suggestions

You try to keep your family busy and, for the most part, you manage to do a good job. However, life can be a lot. And some days, it's just too much to also plan an event. In that case, here are a few suggestions to help you come up with ideas for family activities on the days when you're running low on energy. Adopt a Pet While this will become much more of an ongoing activity, it will allow you to teach your kids some responsibility and they'll have a new built-in best friend. If you're … [Read more...]