Blog Category: routines

December 21, 2016
Let’s Put a Bow on the 12 Habits of a WISE Family

It’s time to finally wrap up and put a bow around the 12 habits of Wise families!  We have gotten hundreds of comments […]

November 2, 2016
Habit #7 – Positive Traditions

Wise families develop and nurture positive traditions.  Family celebrations of big days like birthdays, “gotcha days”, anniversaries, and graduations need to be a […]

October 26, 2016
Habit #6 – Family Responsibilities

The healthy family shares family responsibilities.  Parents often want to make this difficult by creating complex charts and graphs of who does what […]

October 19, 2016
Habit #5 – Independent Children

Wise families expect and support independence in the children in the family. Sometimes don’t you just wish your little ones could make their […]

October 5, 2016
Habit #3 – Being Together

Healthy families take the time to do things together.  Back in the day, parents were told that time with kids was ALWAYS quality […]

September 23, 2016
How To Be Consistent, Even When You’re Exhausted

By Guest Contributor – Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE     You’ve probably heard that being consistent with your children, or doing what you […]

June 29, 2016
The Brain – An Interview with Amy Fortney Parks

Brain 101 with Amy Fortney Parks Today we’re talking all about the brain! Did you know that 80% of encoding in the brain […]

June 8, 2016
It’s bedtime! Are you ready for the battle?

Bedtime battles are pretty common for toddlers and even pre-teens. What are some of your challenges? Are tantrums a commonplace at bedtime? Or […]

May 11, 2016
The Very-Important Importance of Playing

As I mentioned last week, I recently finished a great book called, The Importance of Being Little by Erika Christakis.  And the Important […]

May 4, 2016
The Importance of Play

Recently, I was driving to my daughter’s softball game and turned on NPR.  The conversation was with Erika Christakis, the author of the […]

October 21, 2015
Homework Tips for Parents

  By Guest Blogger – Emily Pavot Although your teen is in high school, it is OK to help them. However, there is […]

July 1, 2015
Let’s Put a Bow on the 12 Habits of a WISE Family

It’s time to finally wrap up and put a bow around the 12 habits of Wise families!  Although it was only 12 habits, […]

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