10 Ways to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Facebook

Research strongly suggests that frequent use of Facebook can “undermine well-being"and can actually make people feel lonelier or worse about themselves....more

5 Types of Texts to Send to Your Partner Every Day

Researchers Lori Schade, Jonathan Sandberg, Roy Bean, and Sarah Coyne found that texting between partners could either help or hurt a relationship. For women, using texts to apologize, work out differences, or make decisions was associated with lower relationship quality. For men, too-frequent texting was associated with lower relationship quality....more
Great ideas! I'm bad to to just text needed things like, don't forget to pick up celery at the ...more

8 Things Parents of Young Children Will Encounter on Christmas

If you have children under 5 years old, you can almost guarantee that Christmas (or any holiday) may bring unique challenges along with the usual merriment. ...more

10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Child's IEP Meeting

Do you attend IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) or Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for your child?While many parents feel okay, content, or even thrilled with the way these meetings go, others find them incredibly stressful. They may feel confused, angry, or upset about the way they unfold....more
sfleming24 Thanks for your comment. I agree that meetings often bounce around. I agree that it's ...more

6 Ways to Use Music Mindfulness in Family Life

 In that fiery place under the earth, I’m quite sure Alvin and the Chipmunks would be blaring 24-7. If it ever comes on at our house (usually by accident), you will find me under a thick, muffling sort of blanket. Just because Alvin, Elmo, or the Frozen soundtrack make me want to stuff teddy bears in my ears doesn’t mean I can’t love me some other tunes. Here are 5 ways music mindfulness can benefit parents. It can remind you of different parts of yourself or your life...more

7 Easy Ways to Become More Thankful

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault...more

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8 Ways to Be Strategic With Toys

Toys can be great ways to help kids learn, socialize, mimic the adult world, have fun, learn how to share, practice vocabulary and motor skills, and learn pre-academic skills.Here are 8 ways to sustain interest in toys and use them to overcome everyday challenges....more