These are uncertain times, at best. Quite scary. Definitely uncharted territory. The emergence and rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has upended all our lives, and there’s no handbook on how to deal with such times (unless you count works of fiction like The Stand by Stephen King). With all that’s happening, it is understandable for you to find yourself struggling. I know I am! But one thing we may be overlooking is how kids are handling the situation.
The holidays are a joyful time of year. We all have different traditions and ways we celebrate. Unfortunately, some of these habits are creating unnecessary waste. Stanford University reports that 25% more trash is thrown away during the holiday season the spans from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
This waste includes everything from uneaten food to plastic ornaments to gifting items that end up in a landfill. This year, reframe your traditions so that they include sustainable best practices. [Read more…] about How to Have a Sustainable Holiday Season
When you are making a lifelong commitment with someone you two are bound to face some obstacles. Because all people are different, there are no real rules you can follow to have a happy marriage without any problems. Like anything else, marriage takes work and effort in order to be good. [Read more…] about 11 Simple Habits for a Happy Marriage
You might be surprised to hear that one of the best things you can do as a parent is to develop humility in your kids. The surprise comes because humility is grossly misunderstood. It conjures up images of a meek and unassuming child who eats alone in the school cafeteria and does not belong to any group of friends. And you don’t want your kid to be like that.
But genuine humility is not putting yourself down, being subservient all the time, and allowing people to walk all over you. By developing humility in your kids early in their lives, you are building their character and preparing them to meet the challenges and difficulties they will inevitably encounter, while appreciating the good that is given to them.[Read more…] about How to Develop Humility in Your Kids
When you’re going through a divorce, you have to question some of the most important decisions and aspects of your life up until this point. This can leave anyone feeling drained and stressed out to the point of helplessness. A big part of your life is being affected and it’s perfectly understandable that you might not be handling it all that well.[Read more…] about Useful Tips For Dealing With Divorce Stress
Most parents know how to support a healthy immune system in their child— but preventing mental illness and improving their mental health? Not so much.
Many parents wonder to what degree they really can help a child overcome a family history of addiction or mental illness. And they question what it will take to help their child navigate the stresses of adolescence and young adulthood with mental health intact.[Read more…] about 10 Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Immunity to Mental Illness