Children and Teens

How to Have Excellent Family Meetings (by Lori Weckbaugh)

How to Have Excellent Family Meetings (by Lori Weckbaugh)

How to have excellent family meetings! (by Lori Weckbaugh) You know that something needs to change, because they are ignoring your message or fighting with you or their siblings. Children become willing to respond to messages for change when they are hearing good news We all want to hear what’s right with us rather than what’s wrong Affirmations build self-esteem…

Creating Fun to Create Change (by Kim Philia)

Creating Fun to Create Change (by Kim Philia)

Creating Fun to Create Change Several years ago, I rescued a brown lab named Charlie, who had many bad behaviors; digging, chewing everything in the backyard, and intense aggression towards other dogs. These bad behaviors developed because he was left in his previous owner’s backyard by himself day and night. Hence, the reason for his undesirable behaviors was isolation and…

What? Infant Social and Emotional Development? (by Beth Russell)

What? Infant Social and Emotional Development? (by Beth Russell)

What? Infant Social and Emotional Development? Parents around the world want their children to grow up to be happy, secure individuals able to have healthy relationships throughout their lives. Only 80 years ago, most people believed that infancy was not very important in the development of a child. It was thought infants just needed to be fed and kept clean…

Feeding Young Kids without Losing Your Mind (by Emily Anderson)

Feeding Young Kids without Losing Your Mind (by Emily Anderson)

FEEDING YOUNG KIDS WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND Feeding small children can be frustrating.  They seem to be constantly hungry, except not for the dinner you just spent 45 minutes preparing.  One day they love meat but the next they won’t touch it. And let’s not even talk about vegetables! Parents spend the first year of a child’s life very aware…