The ‘SIFT’ Method for Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence


One of the best things that you can do for your children's mental health is to help them develop their self-awareness and emotional intelligence (EQ)—and incorporating Dr. Daniel Siegel's SIFT method into your parenting is one way to do this. Emotional Intelligence Can Be Developed Emotional intelligence is said to be just as important as intellectual [...]

The ‘SIFT’ Method for Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence2019-11-19T15:47:12+00:00

13 Things to Never Say to a Stepparent


  Parenting is the most difficult aspect of stepfamily life, especially if the kids are adolescents, according to the American Psychological Association (APA). Naturally, a stepparent may feel overwhelmed. But if you happen to be on the receiving end of a venting session and feel the urge to say, “Hey, you knew this was a package [...]

13 Things to Never Say to a Stepparent2019-10-08T15:24:01+00:00

Plan Your Thanksgiving Around Different Cultures


by Meghan Ross Expand your family's horizons by adding multicultural elements to your Thanksgiving celebration. Thanksgiving is often celebrated with turkey, mashed potatoes and football, but that's certainly not the only way to observe the holiday. It's important for children to learn that people all over the world have much to be thankful for. They express [...]

Plan Your Thanksgiving Around Different Cultures2019-06-13T17:01:51+00:00

Roots of Empathy: Can Babies Heal Bullies?


Can spending time with a baby prevent bullying? One school program, Roots of Empathy, brings babies and their moms into classrooms. And research suggests that participating classrooms show a reduction in bullying and aggressive behavior. Is it really just that simple? What is the exact nature of the Roots of Empathy program, and how can we reproduce these [...]

Roots of Empathy: Can Babies Heal Bullies?2019-06-13T17:03:56+00:00