We have all heard of “middle child syndrome,” and maybe you have made note of the personality differences between the oldest and youngest in the family, but it turns out that there is more science behind birth order than you may have suspected.Read Full Story
Every family has their tales. There are the tales that make their way into family lore, like the time Aunt Edna made a beautiful roast but the dog ate it, or any of thousands of variations from silly to slightly embarrassing. There are also other family stories that maybe get less airtime. Perhaps they are a little more embarrassing than usual or perhaps unpleasant. Still, sometimes you need to make an effort to tell those stories to your kids - or risk an unpleasant surprise later.Read Full Story
Spending time together as a family is important for building strong family ties, making lifelong memories and creating an environment that builds self-esteem and character in children. When asked, children say the number one thing they want most from their parents is time. Parents don't have to spend a lot of money to spend quality time with their children; any time spent together sharing an activity is considered quality time. Here are five reasons family time rocks.Read Full Story
Teens today lead busy lives between school, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs and keeping up with friends. Many drive their own cars, making it even more difficult for parents to keep track of where their teens are throughout the day. Parents have to be creative in the ways they touch base with their teens. These moms share how they keep in touch with their busy teens.Read Full Story
Creating a bond and fondness for your children of different ages can be a struggle. Sibling rivalry is undeniable. However, celebrating children in unique ways can form a loving family unit where each member appreciates the different talents and personalities of their siblings.Read Full Story
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