Evite and Common Sense Media Challenge You to Take #DeviceFreeDinner Pledge

Evite®, the leading digital service for bringing people together, and Common Sense Media, the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, today challenged the public to take the #DeviceFreeDinner pledge as part of their New Year’s resolutions. The pledge underscores the benefits of device-free gatherings.   Those … More Evite and Common Sense Media Challenge You to Take #DeviceFreeDinner Pledge

4 Tips For Smoother Mornings When Your Child Has ADHD

I have listened to my friends and taught for over two dozen years. I have discovered a few things. Getting your kids ready for school is a work in progress in many American homes.  It may resemble a three-ring circus for some, a regimented drill team for others, or somewhere between chaotic and orderly. Ideally … More 4 Tips For Smoother Mornings When Your Child Has ADHD

Best Tips For Helping Aging Loved Ones Who Resist Care

National Family Caregivers Month is an ideal time to reflect on both the responsibilities and rewards of being a caregiver. Being a caregiver is deeply challenging. Especially when those we’re caring for cling fiercely to their independence, resisting support and insisting on remaining independent even when this is no longer a safe option.   Melanie Merriman, … More Best Tips For Helping Aging Loved Ones Who Resist Care

Tips & Tools To Make Summer Travel Smooth Sailing For The Family

Author, mother, and wellness expert Kristy Rodriguez, author of the newly published book Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide To A Healthy Baby: This summer, more than 82 percent of Americans will take a family trip, according to annual Summer Travel Study conducted by Gas Buddy. But while travel and vacation can be fun for kids, studies have found that … More Tips & Tools To Make Summer Travel Smooth Sailing For The Family

How to Recognize Child Abuse, So You Can Stop It

Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. An estimated 683,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and neglect in 2015, the most recent year for which there is national data. Claudia Herrera, LMFT, CFLE is a licensed mental health therapist and supervisor of the West Palm Beach based  Center For Family Services … More How to Recognize Child Abuse, So You Can Stop It

The Beverage Aisle Gets Family Friendly Drink Option

To help make your next grocery trip a healthier one, follow these beverage aisle tips to decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, and more! Don’t get swayed by healthy sounding messaging on the front on the package, check the back for nutrition facts Many times products will use words like “natural” and “organic” to disguise … More The Beverage Aisle Gets Family Friendly Drink Option

Family Tips: How To Give Your Child A Sense of Security

The last few days have  given our country a case of bad nerves. I don’t think you should shield your child from the world, but you definitely must  give them a sense of security. I understand the sense of nervousness we all feel and are expressing. I have gone to bed the last few  nights … More Family Tips: How To Give Your Child A Sense of Security