Blog Category: routines

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, […]

March 26, 2015
Habit #8 – Order over Chaos

The Wise family projects an attitude of order rather than chaos – both physically and emotionally. Someone is in charge, everyone knows it, […]

February 28, 2015
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 […]

September 10, 2014
A Letter to My Child’s Teacher

Dear Carpool-driving…lunch-making…homework-helping…summer-missing parents – It’s over…and the frenetic pace of school-days is just beginning.  Breathe…ok, breathe again!  It will be fine! My biggest […]

July 16, 2014
Minuscule Moments

We are beyond thrilled to introduce our very first guest blogger at The Wise Family!  Meet Rebecca Comizio, M.A.-Ed, M.A.  Rebecca is a Nationally Certified […]

January 29, 2014
Make a little SHIFT Happen

Throughout the month of January, I have been thinking, writing and talking about the concept of change in families. Families come to me […]

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